Who by Water was Leonard Cohen, Our Lady of the Various Sorrows was Nick Cave, and Like a Pale Moon has been Billy Bragg, especially the song “Tank Park Salute.”
Writing this one took it out of me. I didn’t lose my father when I was a kid but I was in my 20s. Other losses, similar to Jo’s, have been more recent and are fresher. “Tank Park Salute” has always been one of my favorite Billy Bragg songs and I am so grateful for having had his music by my side while writing and in life in general.
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