Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sun Tailor - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

I was so sad to hear about the Toulouse murder in which a gunman killed a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school. I found out the news when I was buying vegetables after class and it was on the tv. The grocer and I, along with a few other people just stood there in a bit of shock horrified by the news. When I came home to check the news on the internet I saw that the European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton condemned the attacks and compared them to the killing of children in Gaza:  "And the days when we remember young people who have been killed in all sorts of terrible circumstances - the Belgian children having lost their lives in a terrible tragedy and when we think of what happened in Toulouse today, when we remember what happened in Norway a year ago, when we know what is happening in Syria, when we see what is happening in Gaza and in different parts of the world - we remember young people and children who lose their lives." I feel very sad for the children in Gaza who have to live in a horrible reality because their parents elected the Hamas, which uses children as human shields and launches its rockets to Israeli civilians from civilian populated centers near schools giving Israel no choice but to fire at the rocket launchers to stop the rockets. Israel tries very hard not to hurt civilians and I'm pretty sure it's part of the reason why there weren't any more military attacks on Gaza-even after grad rockets kept falling in southern cities two days(!) after the cease-fire. The situation in Gaza is messed up but to compare it to the murder in Toulouse? The comparison that appears in my mind is last year's Itamar shooting when Palestinian shooters broke into a house in Itamar and murdered a whole family just to create controversy. Of course, there are victims of all religions and it's important to note that the gun used in the shooting also killed two Muslim paratroopers last week. I hate bringing stuff like this up when the focus should be on mourning the Toulouse victims, but it just feels like remarks like Ashton's just lead to more unnecessary violence.
On another note, I really like this version of Bob Dylan's song, even more than the original. It just feels much more emotional. Of course, it's about saying goodbye to a lover and not the death of a family member but it seems very relevant today. Sun Tailor is extremely talented and he's definitely on my list of performers to check out live.


I’ve seen love go by my door
It’s never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
Been shooting in the dark too long
When something's not right it’s wrong
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go

Dragon clouds so high above
I’ve only known careless love
It’s always hit me from below
This time around it’s more correct
Right on target, so direct
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go

Purple clover, Queen Anne’s Lace
Crimson hair across your face
You could make me cry if you don’t know
Can’t remember what I was thinkin’ of
You might be spoilin’ me too much, love
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin’ crazy
Crickets talkin’ back and forth in rhyme
Blue river runnin’ slow and lazy
I could stay with you forever and never realize the time

Situations have ended sad
Relationships have all been bad
Mine’ve been like Verlaine’s and Rimbaud
But there’s no way I can compare
All those scenes to this affair
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go

Yer gonna make me wonder what I’m doin’
Stayin’ far behind without you
Yer gonna make me wonder what I’m sayin’
Yer gonna make me give myself a good talkin’ to

I’ll look for you in old Honolulu
San Francisco, Ashtabula
Yer gonna have to leave me now, I know
But I’ll see you in the sky above
In the tall grass, in the ones I love
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go

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