July 02, 2005


Woke up this morning with a snippet of a memory of a dream: my godson [now 4, in dream 13 or so] wanted me to take him to a R rated movie. I told him his parents would kill me if I did, but maybe I would at 15 or so.

Also woke up with Billy Joel's Downeaster "Alexa" going through my mind. That song I think is one of the saddest songs that I know - the singer is doing everything he can think of to succeed, and is barely doing so, if at all:

I've got bills to pay and children who need clothes
I know there's fish out there but where God only knows
They say these waters aren't what they used to be
But I've got people back on land who count on me

At one point in college a friend and I were talking about songs, and what was the saddest song we knew. He picked Michael W. Smith's Friends. Which is sad, but at least has a hopeful message. I countered with Rick Springfield's My Father's Chair. I won.

My Father's Chair still standing there
All alone since the long night
Now it's three years on and I still feel
He'll come home, we'll be alright

So where's this healing time brings
I was told the pain would ease
But it still hurts like the first night

Anyone else have an option for saddest song?

Posted by Owlish at July 2, 2005 09:33 AM | TrackBack

"A Little Fall of Rain" from Les Miserables. I can't hear that song without tearing up.

Posted by: songstress7 at July 5, 2005 08:10 PM
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