I ran across this song in February of 2019. It was just a few days after my father had passed. The song had so much emotion, as I also had, that was expressed through Thom’s unbelievably unique talent.
My father was a mystery to me, but what little I did get to experience while knowing him was a mix of how this song makes me feel: despondent and undone. It’s an encompassing numb, very real. I heard the song that February, and I still get the same feelings when I hear it today.