Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Night with John Prine

As many of you know, the stories I write are frequently about the past. Most of the time I move right along, sometimes sad, sometimes regretful, sometimes laughing at the hilarity of it all. But occasionally the past moves in on me, crowding out everything else, and I become a little melancholy. Especially on Sunday nights.

That's when I listen to John Prine.

I am a long-time fan of John Prine. His deep, gravely voice puts to words every person's heartaches, regrets, lost loves and painful memories. He sings as though he has been through it all, and he probably has. That's why his haunting songs strike a chord in just about everyone.

For Mother's Day a few years ago, Suzanne gave me a CD of his old and new songs. I love them all, but "Souviners" is my favorite. He co-wrote it with Steve Goodman. This video isn't of the greatest quality, but it will touch your soul.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sunday nights are hard for Suz, too. And, for me. Probably for most of us. XOXO

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