Song Of The Year - Number 2: Loudon Wainwright III - I Knew Your Mother
So close, but no shame in Number 2…
Nobody writes about their personal life and makes it sound universal better than Loudon Wainwright. Even his children have tried and only occasionally come close. Buried away on this year’s Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet) album was this beautiful gem. Ostensibly aimed at son Rufus but applicable to – well, just about anyone who’s ever been a child and/or had a parent (work it out - keep up at the back!) this is a lovely tale of life before divorce. For all us kids who sometimes forget there was life before divorce.
(This one’s for Jessie – whether she wants it or not. Happy Early Birthday)
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