Thursday by Jim Croce

There are not too many top of mind of songs about Thursday. In fact, I had to go searching for a good song, as my efforts last week for a song a day, ended when I switched gears. In turns out I found a song by the late, great Jim Croce which I already knew, but did not know its title.

Here are a few lyrics from Croce’s wonderful song called “Thursday” about what happens so much in life.

Well it started out just like a dream
And like a dream I knew that what we had,
Would have to end
‘Cause I was lookin’ for a,
Lifetime lover and,
You were lookin’ for a friend
Someone to be there
After all your night time lovers had gone,
The way they came
Someone who knew the way
And helped to play your daytime game
It’s not the same

One person is looking for a lifetime lover and the other is looking for a friend. How often in life have we each had that kind of mismatch of desires? How many times have we liked someone more than they liked us? Or, maybe the shoe was on the other foot, where a good friend is more smitten with you than you are with him, her or them.

I remember the scene in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” with Hugh Grant, when his best female friend (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) confides that she has always been in love with him. The words shared by the two of them after that moment are tender, affectionate, but not love like she wanted.

Even though he died much too young, Croce left us with a huge body of work like this. “Thursday” was not a huge hit, but it is a lovely song. Here is a link, so give it a listen. It is vintage Jim Croce. There are a few other Thursday songs to give a listen to.

https://spinditty.com/playlists/songs-about-thursday

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11 thoughts on “Thursday by Jim Croce

    • Thanks VJ. My wife bought me a three CD set of his that had deeper cuts like this one. It was enjoyable to hear songs of his beneath his bigger hits. Keith

    • Joy, you are so right. I love that song as well. If I picked a favorite, I would go with “Lover’s Cross,” which was not as big a hit as “Time in Bottle” or maybe “One less set of footsteps.” There are so many to choose from. Thanks Keith

  1. Oh, well, yes, how often the liking is mutual but not on the same level. I am listening to the song right now and I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing it, Keith.

  2. Hi Keith,

    Jim Croce was great and died way too young Keith!

    Hugh Grant was ggreat in great movie but not remembering the scene.🤣👏💖❣️🤣❤️❤️❤️❤️

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