For the week of 9/16/2013…

“The Comedians” by Roy Orbison

This song was written by Elvis Costello for Roy Orbison’s final album, Mystery Girl, released in 1989 about two months after the singer’s death.  It’s a great example of dark, emotional storytelling, delivered by one of the greatest male singing voices of the 20th century.  The chorus gives me chills.

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