Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nick Drake and Saturday Sun - circa 1969!

'But Saturday’s sun has turned to Sunday’s rain
So Sunday sat in the Saturday sun
and wept for a day gone by..'

It took me just about forever to understand the real meaning behind Nick Drake's most beautiful song Saturday Sun.

Composed, and then released in 1969 under the Five Leaves Left album, Saturday Sun was the last song on that album. It was cut number 10, and sadly the album as a whole, didn't sell well at the time..... (It's picked up since then, and is selling well as of 2014)!

Just four short years after the albums release, Mr. Drake committed suicide, and died from an overdose of amitriptyline. Was it an intentional act? No one knows. What is sure, is that he battled constant depression, (something I too am very familiar with). Nick, you see, was very self conscious about his height, even to the point of distraction. And, he used that as a focus..... I guess that's all it takes.... some perceived short coming and off we all go to the deep end of the mental pool! Well, Nick, thanks for the song and a lesson well learned! (Thankfully, and in point of fact, I'm actually quite short myself)! But, in both our lives, a large dog still guards us nightly!

1 comment:

  1. In many ways, both me an Nick Drake are simpatico in thought, words and life...