2.3.59 The Moment I Knew Disillusionment's As Sure as Death

1936-1959

LUBBOCK, TEXAS....CLEAR LAKE, IOWA

Rave on, rave on and tell me,
Tell me, not to be lonely,
Tell me you love me only,
Rave on to me.
-- B.H.

The three men I admire most,
The Father, Son, & The Holy Ghost,
They took the Last Train for the Coast,
The Day The Music Died.
-- D.M.

^ ^^^

(If you've ever come across four short lines that so swiftly and beautifully and horribly nail the moment in youth when we know that disillusion's as irrevocable and as sure as death, you'll tell me what those lines are.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8pxBJErDuM    (1959 Studio Session)
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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 10:30am

Rave On, Buddy.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 3, 2018 at 11:06am

nah.

the first REAL disillusionment is santa. we should stop lying to kids but truthytruth - it's preparation for a lifetime of disillusion.

the joy though, is we're never really entirely disillusioned.  something or someone comes along and we become believers.  I think humans are like weeds...it's hard to stomp their spirit.

but when it happens, really happens, you see it in the eyes - and they're as good as dead.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 3, 2018 at 11:08am

btw, all this "the day the music died" is bs.  the music didn't die, won't die any time soon.  I really hate that song.  I also hate the song about van gogh. sappy bullshit.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 11:12am

I always can count on you to share a (thoughtful) contrarian view. ;)  Thank you!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 3, 2018 at 11:15am

:::taking a bow:::

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 3, 2018 at 11:16am

(I hope I didn't put my curmudgeonly kabosh on your post)

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 11:22am

not at all!

Comment by koshersalaami on February 3, 2018 at 11:43am

What, you don’t like Starry Starry Night? How could anyone not like it? “Sappy bullshit” is completely apt. 

Not old enough to be a Buddy Holly fan. I was four when he died. Not an Elvis fan either. I don’t tend to love rock from before my time. Other genres, sure. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on February 3, 2018 at 12:13pm

Written by a true lover of Doo Wop.....

: )

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 12:23pm

:)

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