Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-song writer recorded this song in 1959. With plain and even a bit awkward staging, he just looks at you in the eye and hits right to your heart, with desperation.

"Ne me quitte pas" ("Don't Leave Me", aka "If You Go Away") is written after he was thrown out of his lover's life after she had an abortion because he refused fatherhood of their child. It's about the cowardice of men, regret, and inability to love.

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