I am Winter | Sam Butler and Nelson Bogart

Liner notes

I was struck with Leonard Bernstein's discussion of metaphor in his Harvard lectures. Quoting "Juliet is the sun" from Shakespeare and pointing out that it really makes no sense at all unless our brains make the leap from Juliet is brilliant, the sun is brilliant, thus ...she is like the sun thus she is the sun -- metaphor. So..I decided to give it a shot -- I am winter, I am darkness. Fortunately, Sam Butler was available to sing it -- He could sing my cell phone bill and make it sound good!

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About the artist

Singer Sam Butler, a past member of Clarence Fountain and the Blind Boys of Alabama, is currently promoting his new album with Clarence Fountain.
Writer/ performer/ producer Nelson Bogart was a New York session player (guitar and trumpet) recording and touring internationally with Jazz, rock and new music groups, including "Live Aid" with Hall and Oates, Mick Jagger and Tina Turner, Dave Brubeck and the Brubeck Brothers, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, and a host of others.
He now spends his waking (and dreaming) hours writing and producing.


I am Winter...with no hope of Spring
Cold lonely Winter... with no hope of Spring
Without you in my life...
I am nothing

I am Darkness...with no hope of light
Cold lonely darkness.. with no hope of light
Without your smile to light my life..
I'm in perpetual night

I have to moan to keep from crying