Sunday, April 10, 2011
a song about a nightlight
you either know birdhouse in your soul or not. it's the catchy little ditty about a nightlight serenading the occupants of its room.
and seriously, it seems that every quirky and creative person that i know knows and loves this they might be giants song. and we all have a favourite line that we can just sing out of the blue.
i've always liked the lines:
so the room must listen to me
my name is blue canary one note spelled l-i-t-e
i mean, what a combination of words.
the first time sean caught me humming the tune, we were in his kitchen. i asked him if he knew they might be giants. he said yes. i sang the line "not to put too fine a point on it" and without skipping a beat, sean followed with "say i'm the only bee in your bonnet."
make a little birdhouse in your soul. indeed.
oh, and pushing daisies which featured the song was a really good show.