Song Lyric Sunday : food

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this time is, naturally, food. My choice is Sarah McLachlan's "Ice Cream" from her 1993 smash album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy." 

I have a quite ginormous desk with lots of shelves and stuff and one feature is a couple of small racks for cd's that hold about a dozen each. Out of those few--which include a lot of modern swing, a couple of Belle & Sebastian, and some crooners like Sinatra, Peter Cincotti and James Darren--there are two Sarah McLachlan including this one. All these are close at hand because, although I have a large music collection, these are my go-to's. 

Sarah wrote "Ice Cream" as well as all the other tracks on "Ecstasy" except one, though my source for the lyrics erroneously gives credit to someone else. I love how sensual the song is, and how it contrasts this love with how "everyone here knows how to cry." I'll take two scoops please.

Lyrics, by Sarah McLachlan:


Ice Cream
Your love
Is better than ice cream.
Better than anything else that I've tried
And your love
Is better than ice cream
Everyone here knows how to cry
And it's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way
Down to the place where we started from.
Your love
Is better than chocolate
Better than anything else that I've tried
And oh love is better than chocolate.
Everyone here knows how to fight
And it's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way
Down to the place where we started from.

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Comments

. said…
Swoon. I LOVE that song.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Sarah McLachlan has a house on the beach here (a town secret) and my friend is caretaker, and gets to live in the coolest funky cabin on site. She once sang at one of our outdoor gatherings. She does work in Vancouver in support of animal rescue (our kinda gal). Also she created a music school for impoverished kids, with her own money, to make sure talented kids from financially challenged homes learn how to play music. She rocks.
What a great choice! Thanks for sharing a lovely Sarah McLachlan song .

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