Magic Jewball

all signs point to no

 

You’re going home

Filed under : Music
On January 5, 2011
At 11:40 pm
Comments : 3

As you may know from my tweets this week, I am not ashamed of my love of 70′s schmaltz. I learned to love music in the 70′s and you never forget your first love.

Here is the thing about this song. I still feel sad for the person in it to this day. It’s so filled with failure at life, even after trying and hoping and dreaming. And if you listen to this song, that person is you.

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Apparently, Gerry Rafferty drank his life away, but he gave the world this song, so I think that’s success. Oh, and Stuck in the Middle With You, which is great and a little less of a downer (especially when Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet covered it)

RIP.

 

3 Comments for this post

 
Celia says

I love this song. But I found it sadder and sadder the older I got.

 
Becca says

I bet he did, too. On the other hand, look at the alternative.

 
KP says

I love this song.
It reminds me not only of the 70s, but of my brother. He used to sing it all the time when it was popular, but what I remember the most is his whistling in the parts where the horn is being played. My brother was fairly skilled at recreating sounds, much like that dude from Police Academy but way less annoying. He used to do the guitar solo too, but I will always remember the whistling.
RIP Gerry…another musician whose demons created music for all of us to reflect upon and learn from.