if you go away

this song is the 'yesterday' of france. everybody has covered this including rod mckuen, nina simone, dusty springfield, neil diamond, terry jacks, frank sinatra and like a million other people. and these are heavy hitters we're talking about. everybody catching the feeling of this song and trying to bring it home. but much like the sandcrabs i used to bring home as a kid, you try to set them up with a used cool-whip tub as a home, throw in some sand and salt water and then just sit back and watch them die. always bummed that they died but never realizing i was their executioner. sometimes a writer can squeeze so much out of the song that it leaves you looking like an ass. i'm talking to you sinatra. the song is perfect. watch this video of jacques brel serving up a hot plate of pathetic, french style.