23 May 2010

Flirted with you all my life

This Vic Chesnutt song has really done a number on me. It was recorded in November of last year — Vic killed himself on Christmas day. He was paralyzed. I thought he had another illness, but the Wikipedia entry doesn't mention anything. Apparently, he was deeply depressed, and this song really gets at that. You can tell at the end of the song that he is more-or-less done.

The lyrics are pretty incredible: he basically explains what he is going to do. I'm obsessed with people making art right before they die. I feel like they might be able to tell me something.