Goodbye My Friend

Monday, May 28, 2012
Today's Monday Morning Pick Me Up is not so much of a pick me up. It's the english version of Seasons in the Sun as preformed by Terry Jacks. Interesting fact, this was originally a French song by Jacques Brel featuring lyrics by Rod McKuen.

The version we are used to in North America is already moribund and depressing, but the French version includes references to the protagonist's wife cheating on him like this:
Without you I'd have had a lonely life.
You cheated lots of times but then,
I forgave you in the end
Though your lover was my friend.
Anyway, I think it works as a Memorial Day song. It may not be the last words we would want to hear from someone we love, but they are pretty honest words.

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