Monday, February 13, 2012

Paul McCartney Strikes Again

Since my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease over five years ago I've not been able to listen to Paul sing, Yesterday at all. When he muses, "Why she had to go I don't know, she didn't say." I lose it. I've successfully avoided this 1965 song since 2006. 

After last night's Grammy's (2/12/12) I've found another brilliant McCartney song to avoid, My Valentine. Again he muses, "She said that someday soon The sun was gonna shine." This is not true in our case and when I reflect on that thought I lose it all over again. The melody is mournful, melancholic, and could easily drive me mad. Music is the language of the emotions and Sir Paul grabs me by the emotions and pins me to the ground. Here's a 30 second clip. Listen if you dare.