Song of the Day, January 6: Myrtle and Rose by Lloyd Cole

ColeM&RToday’s song is a standout from a stunning return to form. Lloyd Cole’s 2014 release, Standards, is one of the finest in his catalog, a fun, smart set of songs. A high point is Myrtle and Rose, a classic Cole composition about a breaking relationship. The singer explores the tricks the heart and mind can play, observing “The longer you were gone, the less the longing.” He gets bonus points for working the phrase “Quark and PhotoShop” into a bittersweet love song, the kind of clever wordplay that’s a hallmark of his finest songs

Enjoy this wonderful, wry, pop gem 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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