I did a Facebook post about my favorite George Michael songs — typically for me, the introspective ballads.
My favorite George Michael song– Mother’s Pride.
It’s only about the song; I’ve never seen the video until just now.
“And all the husbands, all the sons, all the lovers gone
They make no difference
No difference in the end
Still hear the woman say your daddy died a hero
In the name of god and man”
Or perhaps this one, a later song very much in the mode of “Jesus to a Child” — “You Have Been Loved”.
“Take care my love, she said
You have been loved”
Reflecting on this, there are later lines that resonate, that speak to my own life:
“Well I’ve no daughters, I’ve no sons
Guess I’m the only one
Living in my life”
The swell and descent of the melody on that last line is heart-crushing.