This song is perfectly performed, lyrics are unexpected and quirky in a romantic manner. The melody is a bit dark the contradiction of the juxtaposition of the whole story makes the love song all the more delightful and the longing is sweet and promising. the girl can sing and delivers the lyric and the melody with all the nuance and emotion to suspend the listener within the story. She is a quiet and compelling force , I don't of another performer who could have pulled it off so quietly but blow you away. Maybe Bette Midler at the outside. Again it stands the test of time, she makes some intelligent choices.
I actually heard Nora Jones on Sesame Street. She sang a modified version of this song for the show. I just had to look her up and found this popular song. I had heard it before but didn't know who sang it. What a voice! I bought a few additional songs of her's after this one.
Without a doubt Norah Jones is one of the most amazing young singers today. This, particular, CD is my favorite. If anyone has not heard it, do yourself a favor and order it. You won't regret it. The sound and quality of this CD is beyond excellent.