23 February 2007


I came across this song, quite a few years ago. It was written by Trent Reznor, the man behind the band 'Nine Inch Nails' and appeared on their album 'Downward Spiral'. Johnny Cash heard the song, loved it - and did an excellent cover of it. I've got a soft spot for Johnny, as my 'Da', God rest his soul, was a huge fan and had all his albums. Now I prefer this cover to the original - and whenever I hear Johnny's gravel-filled voice, it reminds me of my wonderful Father.

Over the last 8 months since the split, I've thought a lot about my him and what he would have made of all this. I've never stopped thinking about and missing him since he died - I don't think you ever do when you've lost a parent (or any family member for that matter). When I've been feeling down, I've thought about his smile and his infectious laugh - I would do anything to bring him back. This is for you, my lovely Da xx


stitcherw said...

Yup, Johnny had a great voice and did some wonderful songs. I'm sorry your feeling the loss so much stronger lately due to your other difficulties. {{hugs}}

Singular Stitches said...

I was brought up listening to my Dad's Johnny Cash albums, too. They bring back a lot of nostalgia for me, too.

It's wonderful that those songs bring back the great memories of your Da. Those memories are priceless.


Paddy said...

Beautiful post.

I love this song. Got the Jonny Cash version on my Ipod. Funny to think you may have been listening to it at the same time I was whilst I was working.

I know how that feeling of loss feels *hugs*

Lizzy said...

I'm sorry you are feeling your Da's loss so much just now... I hope the music and the memories you hold close in your heart continue to comfort you...

Lili said...

Though I still have my parents, I relate to your feelings. This is a very beautiful song, Heidi. Thanks for sharing, my friend. I hope it helps you out.
Take care!