What is the most angst ridden song that you have ever heard?
A quick list off the top of my head …
Creep – Radiohead
Say Something – A Great Big World
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Feel – Robbie Williams
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
Angst seems to be timeless and part of the human condition and not all love songs are about lust or loss.
It takes a particular skill and life experience to create these words of despair and reflection.
My particular favourite is Fall At Your Feet by Crowded House.
That song, ranks of desperation, the complete willingness to forget yourself for someone else even although your instinct tells you that they aren’t really interested.
If you care about someone more than they care about you, then you put yourself in a very vulnerable position.
If I had a friend who was in such a situation, I’d be telling him or her to let it go.
If it’s for you then it will happen .. Sometimes you have to put yourself first, gather up your strength and let a damaging or one-sided relationship go.
If it’s meant to be it will happen, but it has to be respectful and balanced and not one person left at the mercy of another.
Tonight, Neil Finn from Crowded House plays Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
I’m not the biggest Crowded House fan, but I’m really looking forward to the gig particularly after seeing Neil play his new songs on Jools Holland last night.
If he plays that one song, it will make my night and be worth the ticket price alone.