I Fall in Love Too Easily

10 05 2012

I fall in love too easily,
I fall in love too fast.
I fall in love too terribly hard
for love to ever last.

My heart should be well schooled
’cause I’ve been fooled in the past.
But still I fall in love too easily,
I fall in love too fast.

“But Not For Me” — Chet Baker

5 08 2011

One of my favourite Chet Baker songs that I could probably listen to forever until I get old and die.  I love how the subject matter is about being alone after a breakup and coming to terms that a lover is “not for me” but it’s in such an upbeat, swung jazz tempo that it’s kind of oddly reassuring in a way.

If it wasn’t obvious already, I’m really digging this song at the moment because… well, you can probably guess.  I guess he’s not for me…

“Look For the Silver Lining” — Chet Baker

12 06 2011

For some reason, I haven’t posted anything from the great Chet Baker yet, so it’s due time I finally get to it.  I’m a super, crazy fan for his music, particularly when he sings; I remember the first time I heard it I was so in awe and blown away from his impeccable, smooth, brilliant tone that I was speechless.  And his trumpet skills are pretty amazing and smooth as well.

I have a CD of songs that Chet sings and it’s honestly one of my favourite albums I have.  To pick a song from there, is really hard, but I have a friend who’s a little sad from life and is staying put on his couch for the next week or two… or three, I’m not sure, and I saw him yesterday.  He’s doing alright and he seems to be fine, but I can see that there’s an air of sadness to his voice and it makes me sad because he’s usually talkative and bubbly.  So this post is dedicated to my friend in the hopes that he doesn’t stay couch-ridden and sad for much longer.

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event

16 04 2011

I’ve loved Chet Baker since the following two events:

1.  His music being mentioned in David Levithan’s Boy Meets Boy, which is one of my favourite books.

2.  Since my former high school choir teacher compared my singing to Mr. Baker (which I don’t agree with since he’s way more fantastic than I’ll ever be, but thanks Ms. Comfort!)

I then went out and bought a couple Chet Baker CDs, but was really more interested in hearing songs where he sings, since I absolutely adore his voice.  After listening to him singing to awesome classic jazz songs like this one, Gershwin’s “Not For Me”, I came up with the idea of slow dancing with a guy to Chet which would totally make him fall in love with me — or maybe I would fall in love with someone who did that for me.  In any case, I finally got to put my plan into works when I invited my current boyfriend to my house where we watched a movie.  I then took out my stereo, popped in Mr. Baker, and when “Not For Me” started playing, I took his hand and invited him for a slow dance which lasted… well, for a while.

Romantic?  I think so!  Thanks, Chet, for helping me seduce my boyfriend!