Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The saddest song in the world
Dear Marc, what are you doing?
I'm sitting here wondering which lyric is the saddest of all.
People often mention Eleanor Rigby as the hands-down winner of this title, but I beg to differ. I'm rooting for Biz Markie's "Alone Again, Naturally".
You can say this is a modern day take on Gilbert o'Sullivans "Alone Again, Naturally".
Eleanor Rigby's not even in the "Alone Again" league. That's just the Beatles looking at sad people from a distance. Gilbert and Biz, they're writing form a 1st person perspective. And while you may think that Gilbert should win, with all the sad events in his song, I think Biz still takes the price. Cause in the legal aftermath of Markie's song sampling Gilbert, Biz's ingenius song was withdrawn from the album. Nobody beats the Biz in the saddest song competion. He's got my heart in a little (beat) box.
Who's got yours?