Just when I think I’m ready to fully embrace instrumental music as the purest experience, I hear records like Kris Kristofferson’s Feeling Mortal. It includes line’s this good:
“Because life is a song for the dying to sing”
Alongside songs that exemplify the best in pure musical country storytelling.
The coupe de grace for me would have been linking to a sample of Castaway, but the internet has it’s limits.