Song Lyric Sunday – Don’t Know Why

This week’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday, from Jim Adams, are Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. I went with this lovely song, ‘Don’t Know Why’, by Norah Jones. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine’s artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.

In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, which was a fusion of jazz with country music and pop. It was certified Diamond, selling over 27 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, and is the half-sister of fellow musician Anoushka Shankar. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Lyrics
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones


I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
 
When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand
 
My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever
 
Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone
 
My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever
 
Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jesse Harris
Don't Know Why lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
 
 

  6 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Don’t Know Why

  1. June 30, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I love this song 💖

    • Christine Bolton
      June 30, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Thanks! It’s lovely isn’t it?

  2. June 30, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Good choice. I liked her early stuff.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      Yes, don’t hear about her so much anymore

  3. June 30, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Norah Jones hasa great voice, doesn’t she?

    • Christine Bolton
      June 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Yes for sure. She was such a great surprise when she broke out. I hope she’s still having success. I always thought it was cool that she was Ravi Shankar’s daughter!

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