Song-of-the-Week #18: “Learn to Lose”

A theme-message that’s been with me over the past couple of years–learn to looooose. A-ha. A clue/cue to relief. Thanks again to Paul Curreri for doing a fine job of engineering and helping to produce this recording. Recorded on a grand piano at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville. Photo by Brian Fox. Shawl by me.

All of the signs say
Learn to lose
Learn to lose
Learn to lose

Backwater brack flowin’ over my shoes
Learn to lose
Learn to lose
Learn to lose

Pickin’ through the ragpile–
Whose is whose?
Learn to lose

What have you now?
Whatever you choose

Old ball wreckin’ me now
Oh it’s long, I don’t know how
Old ball reckonin’ me now
Oh it’s long, I don’t know how

All of the signs say
Learn to lose
Learn to lose
Learn to lose
Give a little blood to the bruise…

Pickin’ through the ragpile–
Whose is whose?
Learn to lose

What have you now?
What have you now?
What have you now?
Whatever you choose


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7 comments on “Song-of-the-Week #18: “Learn to Lose”

  1. This is so beautiful, I can’t stop listening to it. Thank you!
    Looking forward to catching you in Bristol!

  2. Diane, Thank you for these song treats. Love this new one.
    Sending love and green blessings

  3. Hi diane! Glad you’re still writing songs and recording them.

    Just wanted to pop in and say I saw one of my fav bands come to my town. They performed Molly Drake’s “Love isn’t a right.” It reminded me of this track. I thought I’d tell you that you have a similar intensity and conviction in your lyrics and piano stylings. Thought you’d might enjoy her album too!

    Thanks for keeping on

  4. I love it so much. It’s repeating in my kitchen.
    Greetings from the moving site…
    xoxo K

  5. Dear Diane,
    I love hearing your voice and your new creations and your artwork. Thank you.
    Love,
    Anne

  6. Another beautiful song. Thank you.
    More fine art, yay! I love your fine art. I’ve missed it.
    All Good Things,
    Michael