Thursday, 8 October 2015

Jack Savoretti - Back Where I Belong (Official Audio)




Jack Savoretti is just one of those musicians who makes me feel I'm in love - though with him or someone else is not quite clear! That raspy, reedy voice, full of emotion; the unkempt locks, the cheeky English Christian name with the sexy Italian surname. Marriage made in heaven. Add the lyrics to the tunes and I'm just in this 'other place'. Another me, another life, back in the days of dreams in places like Paris, Chantilly, Toulouse, Salamanca, the Alps and Pyrenees, Padua, Venice, Milan - where life stretched ahead in all its wonder and excitement, full of plans and possibilities.

It's a far cry from a toasted cheese and onion sandwich on my lonesome in Morrisons in Chapel-en-le-Frith, as I was yesterday lunchtime. The piazzas, palazzos and pizzas; the romance and risotto; love and the Left Bank; shenanigans in Chantilly; sunrises, sunsets, singing, dancing and frisbee-throwing freedom in Salamanca; snows, snogs and fogs in the mountains; friends made and loves lost.

The dreams of fame and fortune have been lost to family, my legacy lying now in my children. Some days I look back on a life well-lived; others I weep at a world of wasted hopes. But if I listen to the likes of Jack Savoretti, my spirits rise and I feel life is still out there to be grabbed. Every precious moment of it.

Each of us is unique; some of us are paired in a common experience. Whatever we have lived, it has shaped and formed us. The trick is knowing how to turn that to our advantage. So let the music play on, adding a depth to our earthly experience and our everyday reality that only a good tune and a great lyric can create.

6 comments:

Whyi Am said...

Love the post!! And I feel exactly the same when I listen to Jack. Not that I was probably ever as adventurous as your blog describes. :) But his music definitely broke my heart open again and I love him for it. I'm so glad we crossed paths about a year ago. Thanks for a lovely read!

HER ON THE HILL said...

Hi WhyiAm - thanks for this. Jack is certainly my new favourite artist! Thanks for all those videos you've shared on Google+ which I've just enjoyed listening too. The bummer is that I go abroad just as he's coming to play in Manchester. Gutted! Sheffield sold out...

Whyi Am said...

Oh how sad!! I'm a bit addicted now. Wish I could go see him in the UK as he has his full band there, but it's not working out for me this time round. I'll be posting a few more videos from the Mannheim show--being a bit slow this time round. And if I manage Leipzig, there'll be more. Hope you'll manage to catch him live sometime soon--luckily he plays often around the UK--because there's nothing really quite like it! Cheers! Yi (=Whyi)

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

Oh a life well lived I would say! And there is still more to come and more time when the pressures of family life ease and you can please yourself. It is not done yet!

Cro Magnon said...

I've not heard of this guy, but liked what he does. I think we all feel a bit like you at times; our own 'failures' are hopefully turned into 'successes' by our children. Of course, it doesn't always work out that way. Stay happy.

Cro Magnon said...

p.s. I've just read of you garden disaster last March (?). Hope it's all back to perfect again.

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