One of my all time favorite songs performed by Nina Simone is “Lilac Wine.” The song is as simple and sweet as the blooms of a lilac tree itself.

When I left my 9-5 today I noticed that that lilac tree was blooming & I instantly heard Nina crooning in my head. This is all before I stole a few sprigs for myself of course.

“I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see

and be what I want to be

When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more than I ought to drink
Because I brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
like my love
Listen to me
I cannot see clearly
Isn’t that he coming to me nearly here?

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
where`s my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
where`s my love

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy
Isn`t that he, or am I just going crazy, dear
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love”