Sunday blog: “God Only Knows” by Joe Henry

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This song was used a few years ago by Turner Classic Movies for their necrology of the year’s movie-industry-related deaths.  It played under a sad video of a rainstorm on the beach, turning to sunshine at last. It was remarkable.

 

 

Some of the lyrics are painfully sharp:

 

 

“Lovers laugh and cross this way / Weaving out into the street / Seems we never were so young / Or it was never quite so sweet / But the world is always beautiful / When it’s seen in full retreat . . .”

 

 

A song of regret, and loss, and pain.

 

 

Enjoy.

 

12_-_God_Only_Knows.mp3 Listen on Posterous

 


 

 

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About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to futureworld@cox.net.

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