Sunday, April 22, 2012

someone save temptation

This is my favorite song. First heard at my first-ever Iron & Wine concert in a small venue in Philadelphia back in the early summer of 2005. I went to the show post college graduation and pre-move to Tennessee. It was an in-between time and I was with my close friend Ajay. I had never heard this song before, and I was lucky to be introduced to it live.

The song was new to a lot of people then, only heard as the end credit tracks for the movie it was written for. I had not seen that movie yet, nor had Ajay, and so we heard this song as the last encore, just Sam and his guitar.

There were hundreds of people in the Trocadero Theatre, and not one person said a single word as the song played. The baby in the arms of the woman next to me did not cry. The hipsters did not check their vibrating phones. The world stood still and it wasn't until it was over that I realized every single person I could see, including myself, was crying.

This is my favorite song.
It will always be.

10 Comments:

Blogger maddogmusher said...

I agree. This is one of the best Iron & Wine songs. I have every single song on my ipod and can run my dog team for hours only listening to Iron & Wine. Cold, white snow, green pines, blue skies, fast dogs and Iron & Wine. For me, it doesn't get better than that.

April 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger maddogmusher said...

I agree. This is one of the best Iron & Wine songs. I have every single song on my ipod and can run my dog team for hours only listening to Iron & Wine. Cold, white snow, green pines, blue skies, fast dogs and Iron & Wine. For me, it doesn't get better than that.

April 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

I was just listening to this song earlier today while watching the rain fall. Beautiful.

April 22, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The first time I heard it was during the credits to that movie when I happened to see it in the theater. I never stay for credits but as soon as it started, nobody in the theater moved to leave. Definitely a favorite.

April 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I have the same response to "Sodom, South Georgia." I met one of my closest friends days after her father died. The first words of the song are "Papa died smiling" and I get chills every time.

April 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

Jenna have you heard the Waterboys~Fishermans Blues? Find it on you tube,turn the sound up and let the fiddle soar around the room!!
GTM x x x

April 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

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April 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What is the name of this song?

April 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Something how songs trigger memories…I never heard of Iron and Wine until I was down visiting family in Florida in redneck heaven on the St. Johns, Seminole Co. The extended family was partying it up on the river at a fish camp and there were some other people doing likewise down a bit. I was 21 and found it hard to fit in with my cousins who I had once been bosom buddies with but hadn’t seen for the last 5 years or so—we lived in different worlds now, I was a junior in college and they were already parents, ex-cons, etc... I went over to the dock to catch some air and got wind of the other get-together’s music. Another person who didn’t wish to toak it up with the other college kids partying was also out by the dock and that’s the only reason I found out the music wafting our way over the black water and mosquitoes was Iron and Wine. I remember hearing Faded From the Winter and something connecting with my soul so that I bought their album and took it home with me to the cold country. Thanks for sharing your memory. Good stuff.

April 25, 2012 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I think I mentioned this on your blog once, but I was at the Troc that evening, too. It was my first date with my now-husband. He confided in me a few years later that he had really wanted to lean over and kiss me during this song, but was too shy. We framed the tickets.

April 25, 2012 at 7:57 AM  

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