The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51636 Message #788209
Posted By: Peter T.
20-Sep-02 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: What's Sentimental and what's Sickening?
Subject: RE: What's Sentimental and what's Sickening?
I bet some of the completely beaten down-and-out old guys I have met in Franciscan soup kitchens, etc., could sing that, and everyone would be in tears, including the jaded. Seeing someone battered and hurt trying to warm themselves by an old song, however trite, can be intensely moving -- again, not because of the song, but because of what it speaks of the singer's life, that got him or her to the point where that song is.
yours, Peter T.