I think if I could dissolve all the complex aspects of my life, of what I don’t get, of what I’m trying to, it’s this song. Roy Orbison was one of the most amazing human beings to walk this Earth. He endured so much tragedy, struggled so much, but by all reports was the sweetest person you could ever hope to meet. This was his last song, he died shortly after completing the music video.
and there’s just something in the quality of his voice. You know why it trembles like that? That vibratto is caused by his stage fright, yes even after decades performing he still had it. That’s bravery, facing fear, being the better man.
and the message of this song as well, is the peak of love and peace; a total openness, total generosity, total confidence
I regret that he died before I had a chance to meet him, he must have really been something. But I think him reaching this level of peace and acceptance was part of him being ready to die. He didn’t think about himself, he focused on his craft right up to the end. We should all be so lucky.