There are certain songs that just resonate with you. Whether that song recreates a moment in time or is just one that you really like, these songs are the songs that helped create the person you are and were a constant companion in the journey called life.

Today we continue exploring those songs in my life and what they mean to me.  This is Those Certain Songs.  Today’s entry is Over and Away She Goes by Bill Fox.

The Song:

Title: Over and Away She Goes

Artist: Bill Fox

Album: Shelter from the Smoke

The Lyrics:

Please note, these were self transcribed so if you know them to be wrong, please let me know.

Over and away she goes

over and away she often goes

she leaves me here without a drink

to find another sense of wonder

wonder why she goes
over and away She Moves

spilling grooves and taking chances there

it’s not her hair entangled in

it’s just another sense of wonder

I wonder why she goes
She moves and drives

she drives and moves around

no wonder

no wonder for the sound

I’m hoping that she’ll return

in every place my body burns

Over wild, over snow

it’s just another sense of wonder

wonder why she goes
Back and forth with wheels roll out

and my heart is filled with doubt

change my clothes

blow my nose

it’s just another sense of wonder

wonder why she goes

What it means to me:

This is a song I discovered in the December 1997 edition if CMJ New Music Monthly.  You will see CMJ mentioned frequently in this series as it was a major source for me for my music, coming in at around $5 a copy with a disc full of new music.  The magazine has long since gone by the wayside like many others but it’s legacy lives on.

The song I discovered that day was from a man named Bill Fox.  As I mentioned in my 2019 review if his album Shelter from the storm, Bill Fox had a mesmerizing style of stripped down low-fi folk music that really just takes your breath away, but it is this song that really spoke to me.

The song itself is somewhat of a ballad to a woman that the singer is fascinated with.  He watches her from afar hoping that she will return and he will have a chance to tell her how he feels for her.  It is a tale of lost or unrequited love and longing to be loved.

When I discovered this song, I felt very much like the singer of this song, constantly looking for love and wanted to be loved by someone, anyone.  It would be years and several failed relationships before I would find that someone, but this song reminds me of where I have been and the struggle it took to get there.

Additionally, this was a song from time before I left home for good and one that takes me back to a simpler time just before striking out on my own to find a life.  There is something in the music and the Fox’s voice that hit’s that certain part of my brain that brings me back to the moment I first heard this song so many lifetimes ago.

Technically speaking, it is a simple track with a verse chorus verse theme with only a little bit of production and a whole lot of heart.

The rest of the album is quite good, but this song…this song is something special.

Late to the Game 1/11/2020

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed Those Certain Songs.  If you would like to read more about music you can find my Music Reviews Here.

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