Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks. No, it’s not important to me now – it’s not even that great a song – but when I was a kid, hearing that song for the first time, it was so sad. Someone who sounded young was dying! He was telling his friends and his father, and his little daughter, Michelle, (or at least that’s how I interpreted the lyrics) how hard it was to die, how much he would miss everything. It was the first time I thought about death from a first person point of view, and it was heartbreaking, and I totally got it. I wished I could save him.
You May Be Right, and My Life, Billy Joel. I had a messed up childhood and Billy Joel provided an outlet for my anger at the world. You think I’m crazy? Well, maybe I am, but maybe crazy is what you need to survive this world, and ‘I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life, go ahead with your own life, leave me alone’. I remember friends telling me that my posturing looked like I had a ‘stay away from me’ note taped to my back. Sadly that never stopped the predators.
Stevie Wonder provided the backdrop to much of my childhood and young adult life, starting with several songs on his, Songs In The Key Of Life, album, and continuing to this day.
During one of the most difficult periods of my life I particularly resonated with You Will Know:
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