Saturday, August 2, 2008

Reminded By An Episode

I just had another one of my music nights - an evening where I just relax and look around for different music to listen to. Sometimes I look stuff up on YouTube, mostly videos of some of my favorite artists performing, or songs whose full recordings I've wanted to listen to ever since chancing upon them earlier. Other times, I scrounge up a clip or two from somewhere among my disorganized music files.

Nothing heavy nor fancy tonight. I just want to share a simple song written and sung by a man named Billy Joel. I've always loved this song but it seemed to have slipped my mind these past few years. I was reminded of this song a couple of months ago when a good friend sent me an mp3 of the King's Singers' version. They are a British a capella vocal ensemble and their rendition of this song is hauntingly and soothingly amazing. I was reminded of this song again a couple of days ago when it played in the Boston Legal episode, Son of the Defender.

And So It Goes

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It's just as well for all I've seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

I tried uploading the mp3 file, but for some reason, Blogger keeps denying it saying there's some sort of error. So instead I looked the song up on YouTube and found Billy Joel's version.
Apparently, I also found a recording of the King's Singers version. I'm not that familiar with the Supernatural video it plays with and don't care much for it, but still, listen to the audio and hopefully you like it as much as I do.