Willow

Album: Show Some Emotion (1977)
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  • Joan Armatrading explained in I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters and Their Craft: "'Willow' I wrote in West Palm Beach. At that point, I was somewhere in my life, both literally and metaphorically - geographically and emotionally - that I didn't particularly want to be. I was in my hotel room one afternoon and outside my window there was this willow tree. At the time it seemed to be the one constant thing in my life, the willow tree. So, it's sort of a love song for the tree."
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