08 April 2012

SPRINGTIME FOR THE WORLD


Spring top 10:

1. The Blow Monkeys - "Springtime for the World," (Springtime for the World, 1990)
2. Donald Fagen - "Springtime," (Kamakiriad, 1993)
3. Frank Sinatra - "Spring Is Here," (Only the Lonely, 1958)
4. Saint Etienne - "Spring," (Foxbase Alpha, 1991)
5. Donovan - "The Lullaby of Spring," (A Gift From a Flower to a Garden, 1967)
6. Freddie Hubbard - "Up Jumped Spring," (Backlash, 1967)
7. Pentangle - "So Early in the Spring," (Sweet Child, 1968)
8. Weekend - "Leaves of Spring," (single b-side, "The View From Her Room," 1982)
9. Midlake - "We Gathered in Spring," (The Trials of Van Occupanther, 2006)
10. Paul Weller - "The Dark Pages of September Lead to the New Leaves of Spring," (22 Dreams, 2008)

"Springtime for the World" in particular is a great song, a true message of hope that is probably sounds as foreign as another language to the likes of Rick Santorum or Paul Ryan...

Just because you swing a different way
Doesn't mean that we're like night and day
There's a place for you and a hope for me
The understanding that can set us free.

And every now and then you hear them say
There's no such thing as society
It's an evil thing they try to make you believe
That human nature's all about fear and greed.

And just because you swing a different way
Doesn't mean that we're like night and day
So cast your eyes across the bare facts people
The cost of living is depression and a poll tax.

Do you wanna build springtime for the world?

If the ideals justify the ends
I'd only pledge myself to higher things
To be consumed by life's frustration
The day they'll trust their own imagination.

And hope lies in the hearts of the young
Who seek happiness and freedom
Whoever can define a friend or foe
The old traditions and the borders go.

And just because you swing a different way
Doesn't mean that we're like night and day
So many gods I don't know where to turn
It seems to more you lose, the more you earn.

Do you wanna build springtime for the world?