Friday, March 29, 2013

Broken relationships

Ramana brings this weeks LBC topic to the table.

Can there be a darker image of a broken relationship than this?

John Lennon may have been a musical genius but he had a darkness about him. It shows in that song. Perhaps in the innocence of the sixties one could get away with calling that tongue-in-cheek but it doesn't fly any more.

 I suspect that at some point when a relationship is broken we feel like this:

Or maybe this:

Broken relationships are something we've all dealt with.  Not all revolve around a member of the opposite sex - I suspect some of the most devastating, hurtful broken relationships happen when good friends fall out.  Then there are those caused by the death of a loved one -

Broken relationships.  These words meant something to me a long time ago -

Perish is the word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams
That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes
That I am not gonna be the one to share what
Seems to be the life that you could
Cherish as much as I do yours

Oh I'm beginning to think that man has never found
The words that could make you want me
That have the right amount of letters, just the right sound
That could make you hear, make you see
That you are drivin' me out of my mind

Oh I could say I need you but then you'd realize
That I want you just like a thousand other guys
Who'd say they loved you With all the rest of their lies
When all they wanted was to touch your face, your hands
And gaze into your eyes

It has always been ironic to me that the song those lyrics come from is considered one of the most popular love songs of the sixties.  The irony wasn't lost on the songs author - Terry Kirkman - either. But as he said - ka ching . Money trumps art when you're a young artist under contract to a record company.

As with most things, I survived the broken relationships those songs above brought to mind.  One that has no song - however - is the broken relationship caused by a not-yet fatal disease.  One in which the relationship is irretrievably broken yet must endure simply because it must.  When you figure that one out please let me know. In the meantime, check out the other LBC bloggers for teir take on today's topic todays.  They're listed over there on the right.........


  1. "....the relationship is irretrievably broken yet must endure simply because it must." I have been there and I understand. And I salute you.

    No, I never liked Run For Your Life. The lyrics did not bug me as the melody. Very ordinary.

    Eric Clapton's song for his son is hauntingly beautiful and has been a favourite for many years.

    And how can one forget TK's

  2. Requiem for the Masses is and has always been a fave of mine - very strong anti-war sentiment.

  3. Shackman, you have music to fit every situation. I have no answers for you, but appreciate the difficulties you face with each passing day. Stay strong, my friend.

  4. Well, it may not help much now, but I do believe that when you die, and meet up in heaven, you will be able to rekindle the relationship you once had. And I'm sure she will thank you for your loyalty in the mean time.