I could drink a case of you

… and still be on my feet.

After talking about the best breakup songs, I received some e-mails asking what songs I was listening to during my own personal break up.

Unfortunately, I made THE fatal mistake – one I don’t want you to do:

I listened to all of the heart-wrenching breakup songs that not only make you cry but kill from inside.

I listened to them and wallowed in self-pity.

I wanted to feel bad.

Do yourself a favor and don’t listen to these songs (I won’t list them – you already know which ones I mean).

But there was one particular song that I listened to over and over again.

I somehow related to this song, because I liked the lyrics. It seemed to express what I felt at that moment back then.

It’s not a typical breakup song and it is definitely not mainstream. It felt very uplifting, so I’m sharing this with you.

The song is called “A Case of You,” by Joni Mitchell.

I listened more to the Diana Krall version, which is completely different to Joni Mitchell’s. Joni’s version is more uplifting and positive, and it fits better with the lyrics.

Read the great lyrics and listen to the music.

A case of you

Just before our love got lost you said
I am as constant as a northern star
And I said, constant in the darkness
Wheres that at?
If you want me Ill be in the bar

On the back of a cartoon coaster
In the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada
with your face sketched on it twice

Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
Oh and you taste so bitter but you taste so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you darling
And I would still be on my feet
Oh I’d still be on my feet

Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I’m frightened by the devil
And I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid
I remember that time that you told me, you said
Love is touching souls
Surely you touched mine
Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time

Oh you are in my blood like holy wine
And you taste so bitter but you taste so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you
I could drink a case of you darling
Still I’d be on my feet
And still be on my feet

I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said
Go to him, stay with him if you can
Oh but be prepared to bleed
Oh but you are in my blood you’re my holy wine
Oh and you taste so bitter, bitter and so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you darling
Still I’d be on my feet
I’d still be on my feet

Mmmmmmm

Here is the Diana Krall version, (be aware that it sounds very sad):

This is the Jon Mitchell version, much more positive:

Your friend,
Eddie Corbano

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