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Because We Can: Northern Sky

January 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This is about right for a post that goes up at 8AM. It’s the late Nick Drake’s Northern Sky set to some photos that someone shot. There was a time when we were very young that this song touched us so deeply that it always made us cry. Now, we can make it to the part where Nick starts singing asking questions about “Will you love me….” before we get misty eyed. We think it’s one of the most beautiful, simple songs ever recorded. On 25 November 1974, Nick died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant. He was 26 years old.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nat // Jan 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Why the royal “we”? Are you not secure enough to hold your own opinions?

    We think you sound ridiculous.

  • 2 rsguskind // Jan 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I have a comment: this is about Nick Drake’s beautiful and poignant love song, not about the word “we.” I am sorry you can’t understand that.

  • 3 Samuli // Jan 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I like the the Road even more… so petit so beautiful… but this comes just behind…