Ten Story Love Songs

Posted: June 10, 2011 in Blogging, Identity
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The wonderful Betty of 52 Seductions fame, kindly posted my ten favourite ‘love songs’ on her blog. Each one tells a story, and some of the stories are happier than others. Here they are anyway:

http://bettyherbert.com/2011/06/quiet-riot-girls-love-songs/

The saddest song for me is probably Who Are You? by Tom Waits. Maybe I will tell the story behind it one day. I kind of have, in fragments, if you have been paying attention. But the line that sums it all up is:

‘Are you pretending to love? Well I hear that it pays well. How do your pistol and your Bible and your sleeping pills go? Are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?’

Comments
  1. I confess I hadn’t head the Tom Waits song before, but it’s gut-wrenching. Great lyrics.

  2. Isis says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwsJlUdklmk – a love song, or something else?

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