5/4/89

APRIL 5th

Since 1986, when I first heard the song april 5th, from the album The Colour of Spring by British post-punk, synth-pop band Talk Talk, I have always written its lyrics as my diary entry for this day. Although April 5th is actually autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, during the three years we spent in England, April 5th was always in spring, as Mark Hollis, the song’s composer, had intended.

HERE SHE COMES
SILENT IN HER SOUND
HERE SHE COMES
FRESH UPON THE GROUND
COME GENTLE SPRING
COME AT WINTER’S END
GONE IS THE PALLOR FROM A PROMISE THAT’S NATURE’S GIFT

WAITING FOR THE COLOUR OF SPRING
LET ME BREATHE
LET ME BREATHE THE COLOUR OF SPRING.

HERE SHE COMES
LAUGHTER IN HER KISS
HERE SHE COMES
SHAME UPON HERE KISS

COME WANTON SPRING, COME
FOR BIRTH YOU LIVE
YOUTH TAKES ITS BOW BEFORE THE SUMMER THE SEASONS BRING

WAITING FOR THE COLOUR OF SPRING
LET ME BREATHE…

SPRING

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