Just a song we shared, I’ll hear
Brings memories back when you were here
Of your smile, your easy laughter
Of your kiss, those moments after
I think of you
Yesterday I saw Sixto Rodriguez (of Searching for Sugarman) in concert in Barcelona. A beautiful show! Tomorrow he turns 71, Happy Birthday Sixto!
Here’s one of his songs:
Crucify Your Mind
Was it a huntsman or a player
That made you pay the cost
That now assumes relaxed positions
And prostitutes your loss?
Were you tortured by your own thirst
In those pleasures that you seek
That made you Tom the curious
That makes you James the weak?
And you claim you got something going
Something you call unique
But I’ve seen your self-pity showing
As the tears rolled down your cheeks.
Soon you know I’ll leave you
And I’ll never look behind
‘Cos I was born for the purpose
That crucifies your mind.
So con, convince your mirror
As you’ve always done before
Giving substance to shadows
Giving substance ever more.
And you assume you got something to offer
Secrets shiny and new
But how much of you is repetition
That you didn’t whisper to him too.
Great news: Searching for Sugarman won the Oscar for best documentary! A well-deserved victory for a fascinating film (with great music).
If you haven’t seen it –see it!
Here’s a song in his honour…