The best thing about Gerry Rafferty is that, when you type Gerry into the TIDAL search box, only Gerry Rafferty appears. Gerry bled and we should respect him for that:
Whatever's written in your heart, that's all that mattersYou'll find a way to say it all someday
Power really defiles. It's sick and certainly not transparent. I say it all the time -- because it's patently true -- you and I both get the stone at the end of our lives, no one hides from that, it's the great equalizer. So, people abuse their power, they spew their abuse, they manipulate, and then Gerry Fucking Rafferty comes along and bleeds truth and there's nowhere to run after that. I mean, who writes this shit? It's worth repeating:
You never wanted me to get too closeWe love and hate the ones we need the mostI tried to find a way to youOne thing I could say to you.Whatever's written in your heart, that's all that mattersYou'll find a way to say it all someday
Gerry didn't want no power, he just wanted to bleed transparency and we should respect him for that. I hope he was loved. Surround yourself with good people folks 'cause money don't buy your way out of pain, and, despite Gene Simmons' take on power, power can create powerful illusions of truth, but power don't hold shit to someone bleeding his/her soul. Bleeding always wins. Bleeding is transparent, transparency conquers all. And, if you don't believe that, just wait, 'cause "The tree does not die. It waits."