Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Seems like an appropriate song today. There are some audio glitches in this, but this is a version I haven't heard before; I like the way they weave the tale of comfort and safety into the song.

The Tokens' performance on the Dick Clark Show, the version that first became a hit when Kennedy was a newly-minted Senator, is embedding-disabled, but here's the link.

This metaphor, the lion as the one that was trying to keep us safe, comfortable and healthy, has really got me teared up.

1 comment:

Dean Wormer said...

Those Kennedy cartoons over at Kos got me crying yesterday. Especially the one of a young Jack, Joseph and Bobby welcoming an old Ted with a cane abord the sailboat.