Song of the Day, September 10: Brief Candles by the Zombies

ZombiesBriefCToday’s song is a highlight of the Zombies masterpiece Odessey and Oracle. It’s one of Chris White’s best contributions to the band, a bittersweet look at love and regret. Each verse is handled by a different vocalist, adding a subtle power to the proceedings.

Brief candles in his mind
Bright and tiny gems of memory
Brief candles burn so fine
Leaves a light inside where he can see
What makes it all worthwhile
His sadness makes him smile

Enjoy this beautiful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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