Hearing A Song For The First Time

Oh dear. Growing up in a country town with it’s own radio station playing a varied mix left me exposed to many different sorts of music at a vulnerable age. It played everything from country, pop to rock at night so I think in my years there I must have heard ‘The Green Green Grass of Home’ at least 200 times.

It was only this morning though as I played my ‘The Best Of Tom Jones‘ while driving to work (any day that starts with ‘It’s Not Unusual’ and ‘Thunderball’ has to be a good day) that I realised this song was being sung from the perspective of a condemned prisoner who is just about to be executed and will never see the green green grass again.

Late New Years resolution : relisten to every song I’ve ever heard, just in case…

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