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Phoebe Snow / Majesty of Life


PhoebeSnow-01-bigI’ve been a fan of Phoebe Snow since I first heard “Poetry Man” so many years ago. In the 70s, I began buying her albums when I could afford them, and each one seemed better than the last. To this day, she’s one of my favorite singer/songwriters.

Phoebe died of congestive heart failure in 2011 at the age of 60. How I miss her. I’m sure many others do, too.

I can’t say I have a favorite PS song, because every song of hers is a favorite. But I’m listening to “Majesty of Life” an awful lot these days, and the words resonate at this time of my life. Here are some lines from a beautiful thought:

Oh, majesty of life, please don’t escape me
It’s getting later and the window shades are drawn
I’m not the best that I can be and I’m trying to wait and see
What can happen to a girl in her hometown

And oh, the wilderness
The unmade bed, the aching head
And oh, the graying afternoon
The diary that ends too soon

Oh sweet belief in love, I know you’re somewhere
No love is perfect but a true one must exist
It’s getting farther down the year, I hope my autumn eyes will clear
And let me recognize his soul when we have kissed…

If you don’t have the album, it would be easy enough to find the song online. It’s a mournful, hopeful, wistful song about life and love and the passage of time. But mostly about hope, which springs eternal, even on these gray days of almost-winter.

Read more: Phoebe Snow – Majesty Of Life Lyrics | MetroLyrics