…just read it!

stoner

 

“Nothing had changed. Their lives had been expended in the cheerless labor, their wills broken, their intelligences numbed. Now they were in the earth to which they had given their lives; and slowly, year by year, the earth would take them. Slowly the damp and rot woudl infest the pine boxes which held their bodies, and slowly it would touch their flesh and finally it would consume the last vestiges of their substances. And they would become a meaningless part of that stubborn earth to which they had long ago given themselves.”
John Edward Williams, Stoner

Ooo, Brilliant version! Juliette Gréco / Ne Me Quitte Pas

¨Brel penned this song after leaving his mistress Suzanne “Zizou” Gabriello. He wrote it in the “Au Rêve” bar, on the northern slopes of the Parisian district of Montmartre from which he could see Zizou’s apartment on the other side of the little square.Zizou was pregnant with Brel’s child at the time, but the composer refused to acknowledge he was the father and Brel later declared, “this is not a love song, but a song about the cowardice of men¨