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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:43 PM
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Gilbert O'Sullivan--"Alone Again"--Gorgeous.
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 07:44 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
Yay? Nay? What?

Weigh in. I personally love this song.

ETA: YT link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:48 PM
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1. Claire is creepy.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:47 AM
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9. It is creepy, but apparently it has a benign backstory
Apparently, Gilbert (not his real name) was starving half to death trying to get gigs and a record contract. His manager/agent offered to pay him to babysit his daughter just so the poor guy could eat. Gilbert had zero interest and was even insulted by this, but agreed to do it anyway. He and the little girl got along famously. When Gilbert finally hit the big time, he did this song as sort of a "thank you" and homage to that time.




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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:15 AM
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10. That's interesting. I never heard that before.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:56 PM
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2. My dear WIMR.........
Well, sweetie, the only opinion that matters is yours.......

For me, well.......meh....

It's rather pedestrian and plodding, to me.....Sorry........ :shrug:

:hug:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:57 PM
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3. OMG U FREEP!!11!
:P :P

It's okay, Peg. I just like the guitar and the flutes. Okay, okay, I like the whole damned song. :P

:hi:
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:14 PM
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4. Do you play?
I've sat down to figure it out a number of times (chord wise) but have only had partial success. Really a clever progression, IMO, if even a bit to complex for me to get by ear.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:23 PM
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5. I like it, but it has the saddest lyrics of any song I can think of.
If you listen to the words, they're just heartbreaking.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:37 PM
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6. Makes me cry
That came out the year my mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer. We were told she had 2 months. Now my 25 yr old daughter may have cancer.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:43 PM
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7. You're joking, right? PLEASE tell me that you're just joking.
Redstone
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:32 AM
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11. Nope.
I'm a sucker. :P
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:42 PM
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8. I used to love that song
when I was young, and then as the years go by I don't know if I like it anymore but it gets 'stuck in my head' probably more than any other old - dumb - a.m. radio song. Back "In The Day" it was a good song. Now there's soooo much more songs to love, as I have more than 12 years experience hearing music . . . . . .
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