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“Come Away with Me”: A Soothing Jazz Piece by Norah Jones

Happy Sunday! It is a damp and rainy Sunday here in Nagoya since this morning. This kind of weather is perfect for a day to stay indoors, enjoy a nice cup of warm tea and listening to jazz. One tune that comes to mind is “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones.

Norah Jones is famous for a lot of things. One of them is father, the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, whose music and skills greatly influenced other artists, especially The Byrds and The Beatles. Speaking of The Beatles, check out my new Battle of the Songs with one of their songs featured in this furry battle.

(This is part of #SongLyricsSunday, a weekly song lyrics prompt hosted by Jim at A Unique Title For Me. This week’s prompt is “Come/Go/Leave/Stay “, Anyone is free to join. The rules on how to join are at the bottom of this post)

An Unknown Jewel By Norah Jones

Norah Jones

“Come Away with Me” is a song from Norah Jones’s debut album of the same name. Most would recognize the song “Don’t Know Why” from this 2002 album as it was a popular song back in the day. The album itself won three Grammys: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. A mixture of blues, jazz, and folk music, this album is a must-listen for anyone who hasn’t heard about Norah Jones before.

Norah wrote the music and the lyrics to “Come Away with Me”. A soothing, slow-tempo tune that simply has the character asking his or her lover to “come away with me”, nothing more nor nothing less. Jones’s smoky vocals add a certain warmth to the tune, which is to balance the light piano and instrumentation. Although the song is very minimal as a light jazz tune, “Come Away with Me” is refreshing with its light instrumentation and Jones’s smoky jazz vocals.

Listen to the song below and let me know what you think in the comments!

The Lyrics of Norah Jones’s “Come Away with Me”

Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song

Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they can’t tempt us with their lies

And I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won’t you try to come

Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you

And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Jim Adams

    I read about the Nagoya Protocol when I was doing some research on the coronavirus. Nice song very soothing.

    1. aisasami

      I just heard about it from you. Never heard it before.

  2. Jade Li

    I have this album and I love this song. “Don’t Know Why” is good also. Nice choice for this Sunday. Hope you get sunny skies soon.

    1. Jessica Collazo

      Didn’t know about this song but for the looks of it is one that is filled with such feelings and love.

  3. Holly

    This is a great song. I listened to it on repeat when it first came out. Thanks for the reminder to listen to it again!

  4. GiGi Eats

    So calming. I am putting on my EAR CANDY playlist on YouTube!

  5. Stephanie

    I hadn’t heard this before, but it’s such a great song! I like how soothing it sounds.

  6. Karen Monica

    I love this song and replayed it a few times today. Thank you for reminding me about this song.

  7. This is such a pretty song! I’m not sure I’ve heard much of Norah Jones’ music, but I will have to check her out.

  8. Angela Tolsma

    Beautiful lyrics. I love songs that are soothing and calming. I recently found a song redone from hard metal to a piano piece and it is lovely too.

  9. Fransic verso

    I can tell by the lyrics its nice song. I haven’t heard that before and I think I’m going to listen to it.

    1. Kristen V

      I enjoyed this song, and would listen to it again. Thank you for sharing

  10. Maggie

    Peculiar article, exactly what I needed.

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  12. Monidipa

    I loved the song and the lyrics. They are so good.

  13. Shruti

    Norah Jones is such an amazing and talented singer. I have not heard of this song, but now i am going to go and check it out. Thanks

  14. CA

    Norah Jones has one of the most soothing voices that I have heard. And “Come Away With Me” gives me that feeling of falling in love. Nice song pick to write about.

  15. Cristina Petrini

    Jazz is really what warms our soul and makes us appreciate true music!

  16. Sarah M

    Beautiful song! I love the music and her voice.

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