Monday, February 4, 2008

Sometimes you just feel like you're all alone . . .



I’ve been having a couple of tough weeks. And this weekend hasn’t improved things a bit. I’m hoping to get a few things at least “resolved” by the first of this week--but I’m trying to steady myself incase these things go on for a while longer.

What, you might ask, does that have to do with Music Monday? And well you might ask. Songs create moods, but they also reflect moods. And these past few days, possibly because I’m feeling somewhat over-whelmed an oldie but goodie song has been running through my head.

It’s a song that I cannot recall ever making me feel bad--but I can remember feeling bad and then this song would come on, and some how it just “spoke to me”--it was like “someone else KNOWS what I’m feeling”--and that, amazingly, did comfort me.

So, here’s a rather sad song, that gave me comfort forty years ago--and it’s still able to do that for me now. One Is the Loneliest Number by Harry Nilsson. Harry is the one who actually wrote it, however, it’s been performed by many others, including the best known version by Three Dog Night. Yet for simplicity, and I feel the truest interpretation of the song, I rather turn to its creator, Harry Nilsson.

Check in with Soccer Mom in Denial who started Music Monday and see who else is playing!

6 comments:

soccer mom in denial said...

Oh dear. This is so sad. I hope you are able to find some space to pull through it all.

cablegirl said...

I love the Three Dog Night version. I'll have to check out the original.

Hope you can pull through the mess and get to the other side quickly.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, huge hugs to you, WB!!! I love this song, and I absolutely adore Harry Nilsson. I never knew he wrote it.

I hope things get much easier SOON!

Leslie said...

I had no idea Harry Nilsson wrote this! I only knew the Three Dog Night version. Great song, but truly sad.

I hope things start looking up.

Luisa Perkins said...

I hope things are getting better! It IS a sad song....

Fourier Analyst said...

What a great song! Also one of my faves. But I am sorry that you are down and also send you lots of hugs.
Hang in there darlin'!