Friday, December 30, 2011

I know it's been said before, but I'll say it again: this song transcends its simple lyrics and melody to achieve a surprising poignancy. I mean, Bob's just saying things that have been said a million times: "Love is all there is, it makes the world go round." Is there a more cliched sentiment? I guess, "All you need is love," might qualify. Anyhow, when those simple lyrics are sung in the context of this simple song, they sound complex, as though they've never been sung before. "One thing's for certain, you will surely be a-hurtin, if you throw it all away."

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