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The Same Old Tears

Some songs are meant for certain voices and that has to be true of Stephen Bishop’s wistful, heartfelt “Same old Tears on a new Background” when sung by Art Garfunkel. Garfunkel’s wan, breathy instrument seems near to fainting all the way through. But he makes it.

The piece itself is absolutely pure, un- ironic and pained – “No-one but you!!!!” he cries desperately. And he means it. There isn’t a less cool song alive and that is the coolest thing of all.

“To see you again is all that keeps me hanging on.”


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This entry was posted on March 28, 2014 by in Artists, Arts and Entertainment, what is this thing called love?.
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