Well! That was uplifting. Not. Cathartic, perhaps.
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I remember what an accomplishment it felt like to be able to understand all the dialog in this movie. Alas, I am now out of practice and might need subtitles.
But nothing dilutes the power of the music.
Croce, like many people featured in train songs, died in a horrible accident, and too young.
And I must also mention – nothing to do with the song – happy Pi Day!
There are great political protest songs. Protesting and raising awareness of war, famine, fascism, injustices of every stripe.
And then there’s this.
And still, I always smile at the image of Mrs. Charlie slinging a sandwich to her starving husband on the moving train. (Why doesn’t she choose a station where the train actually stops? Or give him the damn nickel in the bag with the sandwich?)