Fiona has some songs that are necessary for feeling properly sad.
“I KNOW”. Here’s one VERSION, which unfortunately has a little edit, but it’s still awesome; and here’s another live at the beautiful old LARGO. This song literally gives me the chills. Not figuratively. I’m not just saying that to impress upon you that it’s amazing. I get a little ghosty chill in my actual body when I hear it.
“PARTING GIFT”. “It ended bad, but I love where we started.” This is how I try to remember all of them. I mean, I try to try.
“WHAT’LL I DO?” What will I do? I don’t know…hmm.. Usually what I will do whenever I hear this song is want to cry in a profound way over every person I’ve ever loved and lost, as if it just happened yesterday. Not even in the morning yesterday. Even more recently than that. Just last night yesterday. There are so many famous versions of this tune, but Harry Nilsson’s is really, really sad. Don’t let the grand orchestral stuff shake you from appreciating the complete despair of Harry’s voice. It’s some really excellent despair. And I think that the lyrics to this song are pretty much first place in the sad breakup lyrics contest. Oh, Irving Berlin. You’re really very talented.