My pick for the fifteenth all time favorite song is another song hailed by critics alike as one of the best songs of all time. Taking us back to the hazy days of the 1960’s, this song is extremely sensual, very meaningful and even holds insight for me today as a patient of chronic pain. These lyrics:
Gazing at people, some hand in hand,
Just what I’m going through they can’t understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
They perfectly define what all chronic pain patients go through. We gaze at people who do not suffer from pain and wonder/ remember what it is like to be normal. Those who tell us how we should feel or to ‘suck it up’…. those are thoughts they cannot defend. It is funny how a rock ballad/ love song can have two separate and very powerful meanings. For me, all the same, this song is first and foremost a love song. A rock ballad. Timeless. Amazing. Sensual. So my pick for the 15th best song of all time is, “Nights In White Satin” By “Moody Blues”