I Love Nick Drake

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    Perfect Mood Music

    I love listening to Nick Drake's "Five Leaves Left" on a gloomy autumn day.  The music goes perfectly with the mood, enhancing it and highlighting the serene beauty. 
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2008

    You Did Make A Difference

    When I discovered Nick Drake I was in a bad way, I'd barely survived a relationship break up, I had started uni, I was depressed again and to top it off I had been diagnosed with PCOS. I borrowed a book from the library which mentioned Nick Drake and the description of his music...
    bettyY bettyY
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2012


    I discovered Nick Drake through a friend. I was memorized at the sound I was hearing. I prayed that I could eventually play like that on the guitar. That was 14 years ago. I can now play many of his songs. I also created a special page for guitarist interested in learning his...
    warmwhisky warmwhisky
    Nov 6, 2010
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    May 19, 2014

    Beautiful Music

    Nick Drake's music is so beautiful. It's almost a spiritual experience to listen to.
    Kreator82 Kreator82
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

    Poor Nick Drake -- "Poor Boy"

    Watching another movie with a Nick Drake song. Such a lovely artist and some bastard lawyer is making money from his royalties.Also heard during an early scene from What Just Happened
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus
    56-60, M
    Mar 16, 2013

    Dear Nick

    I got turned onto Nick Drake through my fascination with playing guitar.... I started off being self taught and would pick up the various periodicals at the time to pick up hints and tips - as well as phrases! - from the various guitarists of the day.... There had been a few...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101
    46-50, M
    Jun 8, 2013

    Place To Be

    I first came across Nick Drake shortly after I was diagnosed with depression. I hadn't slept more than a couple of hours at a time, spending hours on the sofa, watching whatever was on television, too weighted down to change the channel. Some late night show was on, but I didn...
    cysi cysi
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2011
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    Jan 28

    Nick Drake

    I discovered Nick only about a year ago.  It was very random, I was watching T.V., nothing was on, so I was flipping through and stopped on a show about Heath Ledger.  I was never a big fan of his, but I had new found respect for his abilities as an actor after The Dark Knight...
    Shadowsfall1986 Shadowsfall1986
    26-30, M
    Feb 12, 2011


    Nick Drake's music changed my life. It's that simple. I remember reading a quote from him that said, " If my music ever did anything to one single person, it would be worth it." Well he accomplished his goal. And he has more fans than he ever thought he would. Rest in peace.
    jhalogen16 jhalogen16
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    Just Need To Think

    I stumbled upon him several years ago and read up on him and very sad life he had. It's a shame he could not handle this world. I like Day is Done, Time of No Reply and Black Eyed Dog best but enjoy all. I hear the sadness and wondering why things have to be the way they are. His...
    Weasel422 Weasel422
    51-55, F
    Jul 29, 2010

    Beautiful Music

    The moment I start hearing a Nick Drake song, something clicks into place for me, and I immediately start to relax and just sit listening and enjoying every part of the music. I love music based on guitars, violins, on cellos, pianos, anyway.  When you put those together...
    Opalgem Opalgem
    36-40, F
    May 6, 2010
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    Mar 27, 2014

    Omg, I'm In Awe Of Nick Drake's Beautiful Voice!

    So after all these years (2011) I just discovered Nick Drake through my guitar book; never heard of him before. I absolutely love music so after years of working as a doctor and never having time to play I decided to pick up my old dusty guitar again. Since I have forgotten all...
    BelieveInMagic BelieveInMagic
    Nov 15, 2011

    I believe Nick finds the broken-hearted.

    He comes at your darkest hour and comforts you. He knows your pain and his voice carries you through.
    SummerSomewhere SummerSomewhere
    41-45, F
    Aug 9, 2014

    It's been already forty years

    since Nick left. The peace you could not find on Earth, may you find it wherever you are now, looking at the things behind the sun, among northern skies and pink moons.
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    1 Response Nov 25, 2014
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