Sunday, June 06, 2010
Timing is everything
We went to see Sting play with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last night (an early - very early - b.day present from my dad.) He played a lot of songs I loved that I had not heard him play in concert before.
I had always thought "Why Should I Cry For You?" was a love song - and it was - but a very different kind than I thought for all of these years since it came out in 1991. It was for his dad, who had died right before he released The Soul Cages album.
It made me cry a little. I am going to New York this week, and I'll be there for the fifth anniversary of my cousin John's death. I'll also be there a few days before the birthday of my friend Ward, who died in 2003.
So this song is for both of them. If you can't play the music, read the lyrics. They're haunting and beautiful.