ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX – DV CHOICEHomeSarah PalinATW by David Vance January 30, 2015 7 1 min 7 yrs Tweet I was reading that the poet Rod McKuen died today. McKuen famously co-wrote the words to one of my favourite songs of all time. Let’s go back to 1974 and recall innocent times and a poignant pop classic! Click to rate this post![Total: 0 Average: 0] ATW Post navigation Previous postNext post 7 thoughts on “ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX – DV CHOICE” A classic tear-jerker. I always assumed the narrator was a man about to be executed, but learned just recently that it was about a suicide. Rod McKuen was a great songwriter. His “Love’s Been Good to Me”, especially in the Sinatra version, is a masterpiece of nonchalant melancholia. McKuen was a depressive, and many of his works are obviously attempts to deal with that, not all of them successful. I have long wondered who was to blame for this song. McKuens obit said he also worked with who Pete posted. come on Mahons you didn’t get a tear the first time you heard this song? It was only the next 100,000 times that made you want to smash the radio… I always though the song was about a man dying from illness or old age, not committing suicide. It’s a good song and it’s nice to hear it every now and then, but yes I can imagine it would have become very grating if heard ad nauseum. I thought it was about flicking bogies at the sun. .. but the sun was too hot and the bogies turned to snot ! Yes we sang those mislyrics at school too 🙂 never thought of it as a suicide song…. how disgusting. Comments are closed.