Monday, 31 January 2011
Monday Moments part 43/52 - Mary's Prayer
Monday moments this week comes from one of the most perfect pop songs going. From the production where there isn't a note or chord out of place to the fact that like all good pop songs the sweetness of the surface is built on a darker centre. It bounces along but at its heart has a darker theme of regret and the realisation that the moment will never be recaptured.
Interestingly my media player says it was a co write by Gary Clark of the band and Jonanthan Richman which isn't the credit on the lp I have which means either an error or suggests it suffered from a complaint of plagiarism. It was released a number of times before it was eventually a hit and despite being all over the radio each time it was released it had the quality of no matter how many times I heard the song I never tired of it.
The Monday Moment comes the first time the killer chorus and that joyous "Save me " hits you
Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson