Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Don't give up

This could be my theme tune at the moment - book award-wise. This is perhaps the saddest song I know. In fact it's beyond sad. It has moved into an area of remorselessness that few pop songs dare to enter. Because of that it has come right round to occupy an area of borderline cheesiness, saved only by that fantastic bass line and the seriousness with which both singers go about their job. It had a horrible resonance with me at the time it came out and I still have a soft spot for it (though it is hard to listen to). If you think the Carpenters are sad, check this out.

But how bad can things really be for Peter Gabriel - he is being cuddled by Kate Bush after all.

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