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LYRICS - Pearl Jam - last kiss

Een liedje wat bij mij steeds weer traantjes doet vloeien is "last kiss" van Pearl Jam.  De song is een cover van Frank Wilson, maar Eddy Vedder zingt het op zo'n in-trieste manier, dat het je elke keer enorm raakt. Als je deze emotievolle song hoort, dan voel je de pijn door je heen gaan.  Het doet me steeds weer terugdenken aan het moment dat ik mijn auto tegen een boom parkeerde en mijn kindje verloor... zucht.
"What really makes this song that dark is the fact that the guy feels responsible for the accident, as well as missing her completely. Just the thought of killing the one you love is a horrible thought."

Oh where oh where can my baby be
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven soI got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

We were out on a date in my daddy's car
We hadn't driven very far
There in the road straight up ahead
A car was stalled the engine was dead
I couldn't stop so I swerved to the right
I'll never forget the sound that night
The screaming tires the busting glass
The painful scream that I heard last


WHen I woke up the rain was pouring down
There were people standing all around
Somethign warm flowing through my eyes
But somehow I found my baby that night
I lifted her head she looked at me and said
Hold me darling just a little while
I held her close I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew i have missed
Well now she's gone even though I hold her tight
I lost my love my life that night


The story behind this song:
( bron : http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=14&offset=5... )
Sixteen-year-old Jeanette Clark was out on a date in Barnesville, Georgia on December 22, 1962, the Saturday before Christmas. She was with a group of friends in a '54 Chevrolet. J. L. Hancock, also sixteen, was driving the car in heavy traffic and while traveling on Highway 341, collided with a trailer truck. Jeanette, the driver and another teenager were killed, and two other teens in the car were seriously injured. Most had been students at Gordon Military College. It was a terribly gory accident and provoked an intense reaction in Barnesville.

Living about fifteen miles away in an old shack for which he was paying $20 a month rent was Wayne Cochran, a white R&B singer and composer. Wayne saw accident after accident on the busy stretch of highway on which he lived. He had written a song about all the accidents and left it unfinished, until he heard about the tragedy in Barnesville. He completed the song and dedicated it to the memory of Jeanette Clark. He called it "Last Kiss".

Wayne sang the song locally, and when people liked it, he recorded it for the small Gala Records label. It caught on in Georgia, and Wayne tried to promote sales of the record the only way he knew how. He loaded a bunch of 45's in the trunk of his car and went around selling them. It was not very effective. He later recorded the song for another record label, but the owner wouldn't promote it.
A recording executive in Fort Worth, Texas, Major Bill Smith (who had produced Bruce Channel's Hey! Baby and Paul and Paula's Hey Paula) heard it and liked the song. Major Bill Smith had a group in Fort Worth who were with his Josie label. This group, called the Cavaliers, had formed in San Angelo, Texas and consisted of Phil Trunzo, Bobby Woods, Jerry Graham, and George Croyle. Major Bill paired them with a twenty-two-year-old singer from Lufkin, Texas named John Frank Wilson. The record was released as Last Kiss, by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers, on the Josie label. It entered the charts in September, 1964 and was a huge success, reaching #2 on the Billboard Top 40 charts.
J. Frank Wilson was born in 1941 in Lufkin, Texas and had worked as a hospital orderly. He was in a terrible automobile accident himself in Ohio some time after Last Kiss became a hit. Wilson died in Lufkin in 1991.
Major Bill Smith also died in the 90's.
Wayne Cochran, who performed on Jackie Gleason's television show in Miami in the 60's, is now a preacher.

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