"New Tune" as written by and James Taylor....
It's written in the surface of her skin,
There's been a baby there, given away in love.
I see it in the little lines
Around her eyes, across her brow.
She'll be drifting away from me now.
She'll shape all the feeling
That's not quite there inside my soul.
Love has gone away now,
Leaving behind an empty hole.
And who am I to try to compete with the din,
As the silence so easily rushes in?
I will fly away.

It was something I only dreamed of,
Something that I'm not quite sure of,
Something that I'll never tell you about.


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"New Tune" as written by James V Taylor James Taylor

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    General CommentThere is that line:
    There's been a baby there, of:

    "It's written in the surface of her skin,
    There's been a baby there, given away in love.
    I see it in the little lines
    Around her eyes, across her brow.
    She'll be drifting away from me now.
    She'll shape all the feeling
    That's not quite there inside my soul."

    And toward the end, "I will fly away" and I see so much allusion to James' very good friend, Joni Mitchell. I wonder if this was a song to her, acknowledging quietly her personal history, sadnesses, things perhaps between them. She's shaped many feelings henceforth...

    Of course "Little Green" preceded their friendship and meeting by many years, but it had to be a thing they talked about in their not just musical friendship (and he played extensively on Blue at the time of her recording that song.) Anyway, I've always wondered who that was, whose surfaces all that was written upon. Its one of his most intimate and beautiful songs by all measure.
    seansextonon May 12, 2013   Link

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