I haven't been that big a fan of Lush and green cause I didn't really like the melody much. But I listed to a version that Kathy had on the page that adds the lyrics: She passed away as best she could Forever staying in Emily Woods.
That small part added to this song makes it sooo powerful. So I went back dug up the lyrics and really bagan to appreciate this song. It really think it is amazing. What do other people think of this song?
from Uncut: (the entire interview is on their website)
When you throw her photo in the fire, was that you letting her go?
I hadn't planned on even doing it. That came from the moment. I just kissed her goodbye and tossed it in there. I mean, we weren't close personally, we didn't speak on the phone or anything. But she was a part of my past. She was a waitress at a restaurant where (my wife) Laurie and I would go to celebrate sometimes. And after she died, it was like, 'I never want to go back to that restaurant.' And since then I have gone back and it's still odd not to see her there. I've been through it before too. I have another girl who died who I knew. Emily. I wrote a song about her called "Lush And Green". I have a couple of shirts that she bought for me. She was always giving me presents. She gave me a monogrammed pen. I've hung onto that and the shirts but I don't have a single photograph of her. And how she died is still mysterious. I never have been able to find out. They claim that she had asthma and that she just couldn't breathe one night - but I just don't know if I accept that that's the way she went. But you know, you can't dwell on it because there's too many of them. Oh Jesus, let's move on.
The song is one of the reasons I had to buy the later release of CFMT DVD. Always like the first verse and description of tears and sobbing as rain and thunder. Pretty simple/stark, but strong and true.
I had heard this one a few times and didnt give it much attention but last march , a week after my pops passed away, i went to the store to get some booze on a sunday morning and i stopped to get the paper at the mailbox as this song came on randomly on the ipod and i fucking lost it. I went inside the house and learned the tuning and recorded it. Now it is by far one of my favorites. Totally helpfull in times like your dad passing. I may record it for real and put it on my album next month.
Music certainly has a way of evoking a catharsis; sometimes we hold a lot of emotions and thoughts inside that never see the light of day. The grieving process is so varied and you never know when something will set you off---even years down the road.
Sorry to hear about your loss, it hasn't even been a year for you. I lost my dad coming up on 23 years now, and sometimes (rare as it is) it still seems like yesterday.