Ravishing cinnamon skin all aglow.
You’d never know it’s a faulty body
It’s hot and bossy.
On it goes, though it knows the bow’s drawn.
Devon Sproule is touring Australia as I type; April 23 through 29 she has various dates in NSW, Qld & Melbourne, as detailed here.
She began her 2nd visit to Australia – her first to WA – at the Fairbridge Festival, where I took the photo above, on Sunday.
As writer and performer, Devon is her unique self – not a wannabe-Joni, nor a “sounds like…”
Each of her songs is not too much like any of her others.
The Faulty Body is particularly remarkable – a tribute to a dear, deceased friend, but more than that.
Playful, yet serious, it is poignant, yet celebratory – a wise song of mortality, courage, friendship and acceptance/self-acceptance.
The full lyric is worth reading, but is much better heard, especially as beautifully sung and arranged on Devon’s 2011 album I Love You, Go Easy.