Blow Away

The self-titled George Harrison is the eighth studio album by George and it was released in February 1979.  George had not written a song since 1976, and he felt that what happened between this album and his previous album Thirty Three & 1/3, was that his life was getting better and some nice things were happening for him, and this reflected in the music.  George Harrison said that when he wrote ‘Blow Away’ when he was in the garden and it was pouring down with rain, and he suddenly became aware that he was feeling depressed, being affected by the weather.  George became a father for the first time when his girlfriend Olivia Arias gave birth to a son, Dhani and they got married a month later.  Harrison thought that it’s important to remember that while everything else around you may be changing, that the soul within remains the same, and he thought that everyone should fight for the right to be happy.

George sings about a rain storm and how bleak things can look with out the sun shine, but he figures that if he keeps on loving that it may blow away and he will be happy again.  The sun provided the warmth to make the storm blow away rainbows appeared to make him happy again.

Day turned black, sky ripped apart
Rained for a year ‘til it dampened my heart
Cracks and leaks
The floorboards caught rot
About to go down
I had almost forgot

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away

Sky cleared up, day turned to bright
Closing both eyes now the head filled with light
Hard to remember what a state I was in
Instant amnesia
Yang to the Yin

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away

Wind blew in, cloud was dispersed
Rainbows appearing, the pressures were burst
Breezes a-singing, now feeling good
The moment had passed
Like I knew that it should

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away

Written for Thursday Inspiration #109 Johnny Angel.

6 thoughts on “Blow Away

    1. You need a comparisons where you take two songs and discuss an association between them, so you could use this with another song from say John, or Paul, or Ringo in a post Beatles era. That would work out great.

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