Sunday Lyric: Send in the Clowns

From A Little Night Music, this song has been covered by Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand among others. Exquisite lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Isn’t it rich? Aren’t we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, You in mid-air. Send in the clowns....

Sunday Lyric: Till It Shines

Bob Seger has written many great songs. This one came to mind recently when rewatching the delightful film, Mumford. Take away my inhibitions Take away my solitude Fire me up with your resistance Put me in the mood Storm the walls around this prison Leave the inmates...

Sunday Lyric: Teach Me Tonight

One measure of a song’s greatness is the number of artists who have recorded it. Sammy Cahn and Jule Steyn’s “Teach Me Tonight” has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Dinah Washington among others. My favorite rendition...

Sunday Lyrics

Artists are alchemists who can turn misery into beauty. Elliott Smith wrote Between the Bars, a eloquent song about alcoholism — the bottle talking to the drunk. Smith was a tragic figure who committed suicide. Singer Madeleine Peyroux covers the song on...