Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “1963”

New Order – Rachael Yamagata

Don’t be fooled by the sunny melody or the clowning of the woman in the video. This is a song about domestic abuse and murder.

And though he was ashamed that he had took a life
Johnny came home with another wife
And he often remembered how it used to be
Before that special occasion, 1963


Singer-songwriter Yamagata was born to a German-Italian mother and a Japanese father more than a decade after the year in question. This soulful number is from her 2004 debut, Happenstance.


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