Terribly terribly sad. I hope we can all go out with as much dignity as it seems he is doing. I can't imagine how sad (and hopefully inspiring) that documentary will be...Gentle On My Mind through Ghost On The Canvas...Just great, great work. Wichita Lineman can still bring tears to my eyes.
I'm with you on the "all over the place." -- I'm having trouble separating the "song" from the "story." How much is Glen in control / aware?That said, the lyric "I'm not going to miss you" is something!
It is heartbreaking, but personally I am glad he gets to write his final chapter. So many others do not get that chance. The only other one who comes to mind immediately is Warren Zevon.
Very moving and I want to be totally in but like JAYESSEMNN pointed out I having trouble with whether he's being used for on least paycheck for the people around him or if this is him. Taking that out of the equation, I think it's a very moving song.
I love the lyric. Musically it's Lennon's "Isolation," but so what. I don't like the video, the brain scans, etc.. Feels wrong.
yeah. I dunno...I'm kinda with you on the lyrics. But the video just pushes it over the top
It's downright creepy.
Not sure what to make of the video....but the song is pretty cool. Good call on identifying "Isolation" as the melody - and in the chorus, I hear Bread's "Everything I Own," which is a good reference point of its own.I'd guess by "not gonna miss you" he means he expects to see his loved ones again in Heaven. Or, it's a poetic way to say that just "missing someone" doesn't fully capture what he/they expect to feel.
@AWITW-I'm pretty sure the title refers to his battle with Alzheimer's and the loss of memory.
I also took it to me that he'll go before his loved ones and that he won't have to go through the loss that they will have to go through.
Interesting. I immediately went dark. He wouldn't miss them because he doesn't remember who they are now.
Good point, Sal. I know he's dying of Alzheimer's but didn't think of that angle. That's deep!
I, too, took it to mean he knew he was going to die first, so he wouldn't be missing anybody.But I can now see Sal's interpretation, too.
I saw both. Think it can be taken either way.
I can't dig the autotune.
I thought this was pretty cool. I've watched two parents and a few of their siblings pass on in the last decade, and it takes a huge set of balls to face up to your impending mortality. We all know we're going to die, but when you know it's days, weeks or months away, you tend not to sugar-coat things or bullshit yourself or loved ones.That's what this song sounds like to me, despite the sentimental melody. Even if it's not about death or as Sal puts it, knowledge of his Alzheimer's kicking in, same difference in mind. Facing dark shit in life tends to be what pulls us away from youth and into full-on adulthood ... in a good, hard way, much as no one wants to face these things.Creepy? Sure. Death is creepy. And frightening. And will make you do and say all kinds of insane shit. But to try to frame it in a context that other people can grasp and take something meaningful from is a good deed, no matter how the money gets divvied up. This doesn't seem all that different from Johnny Cash doing "Hurt" in his latter days.
Very brave & emotional stuff. Recently watched recordings of the BBC's 2013 doc "The Rhinestone Cowboy" and "An Evening with Glen Campbell", a concert from 1977 (I think). Both excellent in their contrasting ways. A class act.
Who wrote the song?Capt. Al
Heartbreaking, but I'm all over the place too, and agree with many of the comments. I want to say that he's dying from a horrible disease, so let him do whatever he wants. He's not going to miss anyone, because he won't remember them. Is he bitter about that? Is he trying to make his loved ones feel better-don't worry, I'll be on another planet, not knowing the difference? I didn't like the video either--the brain scans especially. Were they meant to create awareness? How much input did he actually have? How do I make myself feel better now? Does that make me selfish? AAAHHHHH! (It's all your fault, Sal)
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