Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy 4th


I was on my first overseas tour when I connected with this song. I was unpacking and organizing, and flopped this album (a gift from my brother) on the turntable. That's right, the turntable. By the end of the song, I was a sniveling mess.

I don't know how this song, crafted in a divided Europe, and sung pre-Glasnost, can be more relevant today than it was when it was released. Somehow, it is. If we ever switch anthems, I'll vote for this one. Even if it is sung by a Swedish guy who obviously doesn't dance. And written by Abba.

Move over, Dancing Queen, you are hogging the floor.

Chess (Cast Recording)

3 comments:

benne said...

Bets, thank you! I have cold chills. I'll vote for it too, beautiful - words and music.

Evelyn said...

Bets, I have played your song so many times, my DH is wondering what has happened to me. It's absolutely beautiful. I can just see you playing this overseas, and feeling it so deeply.
I feel the same way about your "Stars and Stripes Forever" and it is more emotional to me than our own national anthem. It's the best part of a baseball game.
Many thanks.

Joan said...

Happy 4th to you too, girlfriend!