While My Guitar Gently Weeps

April 21, 2017 (TM)

 

A tribute to Prince, the iconic, for “the day his guitar wept the loudest.”
One year since his death, the song still plays on and on in my head:

“I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps.”

Tống Mai
April 21, 2017

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles
(Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

Prince, in his concert at Anvers, Belgique, Nov. 8, 2010. Photo: Time

 

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
Every mistake, we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

 

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