“Don’t Know Why” ~ The Sound of My Day

For reasons only I could say, I’ve been living with Norah Jones in the background for the last week or so. I didn’t even realize I kept pushing play on the same old album again and again until I had the most spectacular deja vu with the amount of happy, relaxed chill that this one particular album brings.

Somewhere long ago, I sat in a mostly empty coffee shop on a quiet Sunday night where I enjoyed the kind of comfort that comes with a latte, music, people watching, and the kind of company that is rare. I’d heard her and this particular album playing in the background before but for some reason (probably a very booky and cerebral one) I hadn’t drunk in the words until that night. When I did step out of my headspace and thinking into the weaving feeling of the heart to actually listen to the lyrics, I fell in love.

No fooling.

I fell in love.

That’s what happens when you get out of your damn head and just let the heart do what it will. Also, that’s what happens when the words are really good words. (And we all know how I feel about good words.) It took one night for this to become the album that belonged with every bubble bath, every candlelit quiet night, every girls night in, and every breakup because every time I listened, I’d fall back in love again.

Here I am, all these years later, and all the words still make my spine tingle because they’re just so… damn… mmmm.

And here I am, falling in love all over again.

“Don’t Know Why”

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 2002

Songwriter: Jesse Harris

I waited ’til I saw the sun
I don’t know why I didn’t come
I left you by the house of fun
I don’t know why I didn’t come
I don’t know why I didn’t come
When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand
My heart is drenched in wine
But you’ll be on my mind
Forever
Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I’ll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone
My heart is drenched in wine
But you’ll be on my mind
Forever
Something has to make you run
I don’t know why I didn’t come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don’t know why I didn’t come
I don’t know why I didn’t come

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