This song is deeply significant for me.  I heard it for the first time on WFPK about a year ago on my way into a contract job I was working at the time.  The cello line running behind it is sad, depicting a subtle longing for something lost.  The short reverbed shouts of “hey” and “hut” in the background reach back to songs like “Five O’Clock World” by The Vogues.

And that sad longing and reminiscence of songs from my early childhood reminds me of my dad.  How quickly his health deteriorated two months before he died.  Those grunts of pain when he tried to move.  The dementia that set in and stole his personality.

Long story short:  it’s the song’s ambiance – its wrapper, so to speak – that brings me to visit the memory of those last two months of my dad’s life.

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