The Guitar Man (Bread) - day 9
I’ve said it before and I’m certain you’ll hear me say it again, I am in love with the voice of Bread frontman David Gates. His earnestness is the defining sound of my childhood.
In The Guitar Man Gates sings about that hard-travelling musician who moves you beyond words. As was the norm in the early part of the best decade, soft rock ballads that could go on forever as they fade off…
Then you listen to the music
And you like to sing along
You want to get the meaning
Out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message
And some words to call your own
And take them home…
No lyrics have ever been more unintentionally targeted at me, especially with regard to the sound of Bread.