Saturday, April 09, 2011
New songs and blue songs #4
| posted by Simon |
12:35 pm |
The 30 day song challenge.
Day 04 - a song that makes you sad – Elvis Costello - A good year for the roses.
The end of a relationship is the stuff of thousands of songs, careers have been built on the tears of those who can relate to lost love. The downward spiral of self pity that settles in the soul when the person you love leaves a space there, is usually done badly, with the old cheese dial on the Acme Lyricomatic cranked up to 11. For me, this song is different, it looks at the little things, the unmade bed, the uncut grass... this is the real haunting beauty of a brilliant song, the everyday stuff that would kick you in the bollocks just when you thought you were over it.
This is a cover version but I prefer Elvis singing it.
After three full years of marriage, it's the first time that you haven't made the bed.