songs filled with misery rate so highly in popular opinion?
There's Adam's Song
, Last Kiss
(currently in the charts as recorded by Pearl
) about a fatal car accident, and slightly less recently Macy Grey
's Still Light Up
, a song about domestic violence and a woman's longing to be with her abusive lover.
And people say the songs
are "good." Not the tunes, but the songs themselves.
You know, if I hear Adam's Song
too many more times in the next few days I really might throw my radio out my window.
It's been 10 weeks since my brother's suicide
, and only now is it
beginning to hurt.
Mt brother was listening to this song while he was dying - although I'm not sure whether he was listening to it with his ears or only with his mind - and at that point I had never heard it played. Not once.
In the last two days my radio station has played Adam's Song approximately seven hundred thousand times. Well, more than a dozen times really, but it feels
like so many more.
I don't blame the song for his death any more than I blame the religion he had become involved with, but I
blame the song for making me unnecessarily unhappy in the aftermath.