Every day from now until Spring, I will play a song from each year from 1940-2020. I’ll also write a little bit about the song and why I chose it to represent that year.
I can so relate to this song. All I ever seem to do is work. I’ve never really known much unemployment and been continuously employed for the last 23 years (granted it was 4 different jobs but I stayed at all of them for at least five years each) And every time I always got poor hours (evenings and weekends). I missed so many birthdays and holidays, I never get to see my friends much and I’ve missed vast swaths of the lives of my family. I’m not trying to turn this into self-pity, it is what it is. It’s just rough on relationships, social, familial and romantic. I really get the guy in the song. I think the line “And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time” is sheer poetry. I sing this song Karaoke sometimes (when I actually have a free evening). It’s one I don’t have to pretend to emote. I always loved Glen Campbell RIP