Richard Hawley For Your Lover, Give Some Time
Breaking a moment from the Sugababes and glitter balls, I want to proclaim my love for a song that is merely quiet on first listen and then blooms like a rose. Richard Hawley is the man for swoony ballads, often forlorn. This one is proper romance.
I will give up these cigarettes
Stay at home and watch you mend the tears in your dress
have your name in rose tattooed across my chest
And be your lover for all time
The song, with a new b-side, Sorry I Lost My Way, is on iTunes now. Here is the album version:
My favorite Hawley ballad is the utterly shattering The Ocean (video). It's on iTunes everywhere - try him, especially if it's raining and you are alone.