Songs of Springtime and Rebirth
Poets have waxed…poetic, I guess would be the word for it…about the glory of spring ever since loosely-fitting lacy blouses were invented. And songwriters, being a kind of poet if you’re very generous in the definition department, are no exception.
Here are some warm and sunny tunes to get the blood flowing back into your frostbitten extremities.
You know that day in early spring when you look up for the first time and realize “Oh wow it’s 5 and it isn’t dark yet?”
That’s a good day.
Gloria Estefan – “Coming Out Of The Dark”
The days just keep getting longer and longer and you know spring is finally coming.
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
It’s almost like the world is coming to life again or something.
“Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence
Your mood lifts and everything just seems a little brighter.
Indigo Girls – “Closer To Fine”
Then it finally happens – the first gloriously sunny day.
“Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles
It’s a lot like being reborn. You’re suddenly ALIVE.
Flyleaf – “All Around Me”
March can be a little hit and miss, but April is on the way.
“April Come She Will” – Simon & Garfunkel
It’s nice to be outside, absorbing solar radiation with your various body parts.
John Denver – “Sunshine On My Shoulders”
Enjoying the company of “Mr. Blue Sky” just like the Electric Light Orchestra.
Looking up at the clouds and thinking about love and life and stuff.
“Both Sides Now” – Joni Mitchell
But spring is not only a time of beautiful sunny weather.
Thankfully for those of us with a dark streak.
Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”
While I do love rain, it’s definitely in the friend zone for me.
Whereas Gene Kelly and rain should probably get a room.
“Singing In The Rain” – Gene Kelly
This is just an awesome song, and I couldn’t come up with anything else to say about it.
The Who – “Love Reign o’er Me”
Sunny skies plus rain equals flowers.
“Electric Daisy Violin” – Lindsey Stirling
This song irritates me because roses don’t grow from seeds, they grow from cuttings. DUH.
Bette Midler – “The Rose”
If one beloved chanteuse singing a botanical analogy didn’t do it for ya, how about two?
“Evergreen” – Barbra Streisand
You know what they say, chanteuses singing about plant life always come in threes.
Tiny Tim – “Tiptoe Through The Tulips”
It’s not only flowers that bloom in the spring. Sometimes trees like to get in on the act.
21 Pilots – “Trees”
Trees bring birds – that is, when they’re not sitting on the power lines.
“Electric Bird” – Sia
Spring makes some of us get a little flighty ourselves.
Nelly Furtado – “I’m Like A Bird”
Broke: a bird singing a song. Woke: a human singing a song about birds.
“Lullabye of Birdland” – Nikki Yanofsky
Supposedly birds have some kind of a side thing going with bees.
You didn’t hear that from me.
Dean Martin – “The Birds And the Bees”
Bees may sting, but they give us the sweet stuff. Just like love.
“Tupelo Honey” – Van Morrison
Warm weather brings out all sorts of animals.
Peter, Paul, and Mary – “I’m In Love With A Big Blue Frog”
If spring was a person I think it would look exactly like Dolly Parton.
“Love Is Like A Butterfly” – Dolly Parton
Unfortunately not all the animals are cute and cuddly.
At my house springtime also brings out the creepy crawlies.
One creep in particular – and no, I’m not talking about Brad Paisley.
“Ticks” – Brad Paisley.
If things aren’t going well for you in love, sometimes it can seem like spring is downright cruel.
“Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” – Sarah Vaughan
The very best song about spring doesn’t even have any words.
“Appalachian Spring” – Aaron Copeland