Nick Drake

Nick Drake was a British musician known for his brilliant acoustic songs. Nick was terribly underestimated during his lifetime. Only after his tragic death, with the coming of the Internet, Drake gained enormous recognition and appreciation.

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Nick had a really mystical personality.  “I don’t like it at home, but I can’t bear it anywhere else.” – he told his mother. Nick suffered from deep depression in his lifetime. During his last years, Drake became increasingly antisocial. He was using antidepressants and died of the overdose. Nick was only 26 years old.

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Despite his constant sadness, Nick found his glimmer of happiness in nature. He found his comfort in nature. As I often like to say, nature loved Nick, hugged him and told beautiful things to him. And Nick wrote songs to tell us all the beautiful things that nature whispered to his ear. Especially “Pink Moon” album has lots of nature in it.

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This one song – “Day is Done” is a true masterpiece

“Day Is Done”

When the day is done
Down to earth then sinks the sun
Along with everything that was lost and won
When the day is done

When the day is done
Hope so much your race will be all run
Then you find you jumped the gun
Have to go back where you begun
When the day is done

When the night is cold
Some get by but some get old
Just to show life’s not made of gold
When the night is cold

When the bird has flown
Got no-one to call your own
Got no place to call your home
When the bird has flown

When the game’s been fought
You sped the ball across the court
Lost much sooner than you would have thought
Now the game’s been fought

When the party’s through
Seems so very sad for you
Didn’t do the things you meant to do
Now there’s no time to start anew
Now the party’s through

When the day is done
Down to earth then sinks the sun
Along with everything that was lost and won
When the day is done

 

Mash Mashok

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