Watching the love of your life walk away is truly heartbreaking. But what’s more tragic than that is finding out that the person you once loved is with somebody. It’s like all that you shared with that person has gone to waste, and it’s unfair that you have to be the miserable one, while the person you love seems to have moved on already.
The Song: “Blue Blue Days”
In 1958, Don Gibson wrote and performed his single entitled, “Blue Blue Days.” His song top the country charts. It peaked at No. 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which remained on its spot for 8 weeks. His song was covered by various artists, including, Connie Francis, Hank Williams, Jr., and Anne Murray.
“Blue Blue Days,” as stated in the title you can say that the song is one that is melancholic. However, the beat of the song is catchy. The narrator talks about the story of the pain he felt when the love of his life walked away from him. It’s a feeling that is genuinely painful and everyone knows how it feels like. It is a tragic story, thinking that you are going to spend the rest of your life with the person you love, then one day that person walked away from you like you two have never been together. It’s even more devastating to find out that the love of your life found someone new so fast. We’ve all been there, the breakups, the feeling like the pain will never end, pretending to be okay, and wanting to run away from all of this.
If you are going through something painful, remember you’re not alone. Listen to Don Gibson’s song to know that everyone goes through whatever feeling you feel right now.
The Artist: Don Gibson
Don Gibson was born in North Carolina. Gibson considered himself more as a songwriter than a singer.
“I consider myself a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs.”
Gibson wrote “Sweet Dreams” for Faron Young and himself. The song landed on No. 9 on the charts. His first solo single in 1957, “Oh Lonesome Me,” peaked at No. 1 on the charts.
Despite his success as a singer and a songwriter, Gibson faced problems with drugs and alcohol. His problems with such unknowing inspired him to write a song in 1960, “(I’d Be) A Legend In My Time.”
“Oh Lonesome Me,” “Blue Blue Days,” and “Woman (Sensuous Woman),” topped the charts at No. 1. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Songwriters in 1973 and Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He died at the age of 75, due to natural causes, in 2003.
Blue Blue Days, Don Gibson