Sunday, November 08, 2015

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

“In ‘Farewell Party,’ [Gene Watson’s] wrenching signature song, Watson plays a lovelorn man who’s about to take his own life . . . his anguish aggravated by the realization that his wife will be only too glad to see him go. . . . Wailing the final three words ‘when I’m gone’ with the agony of someone who knows he’ll never awaken from his dark night of the soul, Watson gets off a parting shot that, he hopes, will ring in her ears for all eternity.” —Bill Friskics-Warren, Heartaches by the Number


Gene Watson • Farewell Party • 1979


Find it: Gene Watson – Reflections / Should I Come Home