From the recordings Flower Time and FLOWER TIME
On the HBO series "The Wire", Louie the drug dealer says that trying to kill Omar, whose been ripping him off, would be like trying to "sweep leaves on a windy day." A hopeless song of futility that precisely and mercilessly captured my mood in the moment.
Rags Rosenberg - Lead Vocals / Jeff Paris - Piano. Strings - / Jennifer Irvine - Cello / Artemis - Background Vocals.
Just when i got my arms around it,
I lost my grip and let it fall
Just when I thought I’d finally found it
I found it wasn’t what i wanted after all
I thought I had it so together
Watched it all blow away
Seems a man can spend forever
Sweeping leaves on a windy day
You know I try to keep my chin up
I try to look on the brighter side
Go out and buy another trinket
Like another trinket might satisfy
I thought i held you close enough
But i let you slip away
Trying to keep a hold on love
Is sweeping leaves on a windy day.
I watch the world going crazy
Watch it spinning out of control
Watch my friends trying to change things
Well, trying to change things can take it’s toll.
Man, we fought that revolution,
Maybe these chains are here to stay
Left me broken and disillusioned
I was sweeping leaves on a Windy Day.
c Phillip Rosenberg