I make no excuses for featuring Arthur Alexander again. This is a beautifully written blog by Thom Hickey and the song says it all
A3: Arthur Alexander: In The Middle Of It All
‘The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation’.
(Henry David Thoreau)
‘Now I ache, with heartbreak and pain and the hurt that I just can’t explain’
Imagine you are the manager of a blue collar bar in a tough small town. You work long hours making sure everybody has a good time and that nobody’s good time winds up leaving someone else on their way to hospital. You know who not to serve, who to share a joke with, who to warn off and who to throw out for their own good. You keep a weighted pool cue just out of sight from the floor within your reach – just in case.
You stock the jukebox and make sure that there’s old and new favourites: something that counts as a home town anthem; several that are fast and…
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