I cried the first time I heard the studio version of this song, but the thing I identify most with in the live version is the scream at the end here (not that present on the studio version).

I listen to this song at least once a day because it speaks to my grief in a way that few other songs do (Told me you loved me, that I’d never die alone…Hand over your heart, and let’s go home...) When I hear these lines, I think of Michael holding out his hand to me and how I felt, absolutely, like I was home. And there went my heart…

And it is true that when I wake up in the middle of the night (most nights) this song is what goes through my head. It seems to express how I feel in a way that few other things (even my own writing) seem to be able to.


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