I found this version of the old Gilbert O’Sullivan song, Alone Again, Naturally last night as I was indulging my taste for Youtube surfing, and fell in love with it.
It is by the German jazz group called Tok Tok Tok, with their amazing singer, Tokunbo Akinro, who has a simply incredible voice. A voice which really lends itself to this song too, I feel.
Sadly Tok Tok Tok no longer exists, as they broke up in 2013, but we have no end of recordings to remember them with, including this version of that song. So before I go any further, I shall let you enjoy their take on this classic song. Stand by with the paper hankies though……..
See what I mean? Isn’t that simply beautiful? I could listen to that for hours and hours, simply letting it repeat and repeat, so calm, gentle, introverted and sad.
As not all the singers I shall be playing to you next are so clearly understandable as the girl we have just listened to, here are the lyrics of the song. Not a bad poem actually.
In a little while from now
If I’m not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to
Make it clear to whoever
Wants to know what it’s like When you’re shattered