Good grief…I ate this stuff up when I was a younger, more sensitive boy.
I couldn’t get enough of this kind of stuff.
And they played it on the radio.
I think I might have liked “Seasons in the Sun”, too.
There must have been something inside me that wanted to lap these kind of songs up.
This song was released in 1975 and was written for a friend of the songwriter who had muscular dystrophy and was losing his sight.
I just read that on the Wiki article that I found on John Dawson Read.
Now I feel like a jerk for almost making fun of how incredibly maudlin this song is.
The songwriter released two albums and then disappeared from the music scene for 30 years.
There’s something to be said for earnestness.
When I was younger, the song made a big impression.
I shouldn’t make fun of it now.