This beautiful song, written by Randy Newman, used to be one of my favorites. I sang it to my daughter when she was little. Later, I sang it with someone who I eventually had to eject from my life. At that point, I think I made myself forget about it. I was reminded of it last night as I read a fascinating article on Slate.com about Faust and how it affected Newman’s career. Now the song is on repeat in my head, and I’m not sure how to feel about that.
Usually, I tell you a story about how each OBT relates to me or what it reminds me of or how it makes me feel, but this one reminds me of the life I didn’t choose. My associations with it are deeply complicated and personal, and so I’m going to keep my thoughts to myself and just offer up the song on its own merits.
Hope you enjoy today’s OBT. No matter what it takes me back to, is still a thing of beauty.