Dar Williams

I'm sorry that I left you

With your questions all alone

But I was too happy driving

And too angry to drive home

I was thinking about the easy courage

Of my distant friends

They said I could let this bridge wash out

And never make amends

Can I blow this small town

Make a big sound

Like the star of a film noir postcard

Can I just forget the frames I shared with you

And I can't believe what they're saying

They're saying I can change my mind

Start over on Spring Street

I'm welcome anytime

Well there are Spring Street storefront daisies

Floating on their neon stems

There are new shirts on the clothes racks

Should I feel like one of them

I can find a small apartment

Where a struggling artist died

And pretend because I pay the rent

I know that pain inside

Yeah, let's watch the tour bus stop and tell us

Here's the scene of a spring green life dream

Take the best part

Write it in your caffeine diary

And I can't believe what they're saying

They're saying I can leave tonight

Start over on Spring Street

I'm welcome anytime

This year April had a blizzard

Just to show she did not care

And the new dead leaves

They made the trees look like children with gray hair

But I'll push myself up through the dirt

And shake my petals free

I'm resolved to being born

And so resigned to bravery

Yeah the one who leaves this also grieves this

Too much rain on a prairie flood plain

Houses floating, love is like that

We built on the river

And that's to say, yeah I'm leaving

But I don't have to go there

I don't have to go to Spring Street

'Cause it's spring everywhere...


American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More