“Seven Years” by Norah Jones

Spinning, laughing, dancing to her favorite song
A little girl with nothing wrong is all alone

Eyes wide open always hoping for the sun
And she’ll sing her song to anyone that comes along

Fragile as a leaf in autumn
Just fallin’ to the ground without a sound

Crooked little smile on her face
Tells a tale of grace that’s all her own

Fragile as a leaf in autumn
Just fallin’ to the ground without a sound

Spinning, laughing, dancing to her favorite song
She’s a little girl with nothing wrong and she’s all alone

A little girl with nothing wrong and she’s all alone

Some of you may have already noticed, but I love Norah Jones’ music. She has a great voice and such meaningful lyrics that are really easy to connect to. I grew up listening to her whenever my mother had a dinner party, so how could I not know half her songs by heart and use the lyrics to title some of my posts?

This particular song always resonated with me, particularly back in high school when I felt the most alone. Back then, I didn’t have many friends, and even fewer who were girls. Every time I would ask one of my classmates if they wanted to hang out after school, they’d give me some excuse why they couldn’t, and I was always the last to find out about a party, after the fact.

I wouldn’t necessarily say this was my favourite song of Norah’s, since she has so many amazing ones that I’m not even sure I could choose one, but I do consider this to be my song in a way. I thought I’d share it with you here because I know that there are probably others who are like I was, and it always feels better to hear your feelings put into a song as beautiful as this.

Aside from Norah’s amazing voice, I always liked the simplicity of the instrumentals. The gentle thrumming of the guitar and the flowing notes of the piano complement each other so perfectly. My favourite version has always been from the “Come Away With Me” album.

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