Just some thoughts:
Don Gibson never sang a bad song. Correction: Don Gibson never sang a song…badly.
Every so often I just have to slip in an old cd of his. Seems like especially when I’m driving one on my old cars… I even have a couple old eight tracks of his. Yes, that really dates one.
“One Day at a Time,”–“Oh Lonesome Me,”–“Lonesome Number One,”–“Just One Time,”–“Sweet Dreams,”–“Touch the Morning,”–“Give Myself a Party,”–“Sea of Heartbreak,”–“Country Green,”–.list is endless….
How about “I Can’t Stop Loving You ?” Gibson wrote in 1957 recorded in 1958. Has since been recorded by over seven hundred artist and sold millions. It certainly helped put Gibson in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The song has spanned generations as in 2014 Bryan Adams recorded the song.
I will always remember the night I was sitting in the audience when late in his life he came on stage and sang, the old gospel song, “Where No One Stands Alone.”
How can one ever forget the classic “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Why? Well I will let you think about that…but when one listens to such lines as…
“I can’t stop loving you”…”I’ve made up my mind”…”To live in memory of the lonesome times”
“They say that time heals a broken heart”…”But time has stood still since we’ve been apart”…”I’ll just live my life in dreams of yesterday”…
I once heard someone say: “Sometimes one never falls out of love…they just move on.”
Great line from another of his songs:… “But I once came mighty close.”
January 30, 2013
Posted November 13, 2018