Today of all the days I am at a loss in my mind, the death of my friends partner has upset me deeply as death does to us all. We all take death in a different way, some stay strong, some fall, some pick others up, some weep, others just be there, it is hard for the loved ones left behind. And anyone who knows me well enough to understand my foolish ways knows Music is close to my heart, it is something that speaks to my soul and my heart and cuddles them better, that is the best way I can define what music does for me and helps me.
A song was sent to me by my little sister when she realised a few things about here older brother here, and it was so heartfelt and loving. The song I had not heard before, and I not love it. It is Emeli Sande, Clown. This song speaks to me in my sleep, and today, as we mourn, this song helps. One day we will move on, we will tell jokes and share stories about loved ones who have gone. We all do in our own way, but today it hurts, tomorrow it may hurt some more, in time we accept and live again.
For my buddy who is alone and in a dark place. I hope this song can lift you a little. I am praying for you pal. We will go an win some trophies and put Linda’s name on them. One day soon, I make this promise to you now. I can’t think of any other words for you Kevin, and I am just trying to do what a friends does, I am being there. I am at your side right not buddy, and always have been, and always will be. I dedicate this song to today, and this moment and the hope of understanding and healing that will come. I hope you don’t mind Kevin
It is a VERY Scottish way for men not to show emotion, I break that barrier today and all days, as I care for people and love all my family and friends. I can’t say any more. I will let this song speak for me and for anyone else who hurts today. Let it lift you up and bring warmth to your pain.
UB40 Kingston Town Live at London’s Finsbury Park 1991
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