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February 8

George Jones’ Intensely Moving Vocal Showcased in “A Good Year For The Roses”

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In the country music, George Jones will always be a dominant figure with an artistic commercial force even after his death.  His long period of  career success has produced songs that would later be themes in all sorts of occasions. His importance and legacy can never be under-estimated. Even prominent country stars will agree that he have created a strong foundation in the genre that has become the basis of what’s being called “real country.”  His honky-tonk sound accompanied by fiddles  and guitars filled the bars and airwaves during his time. According to avid listeners, he was at his best when he sang about the demons he faced, endured, and outlasted. Tagged as “The Possum,” had lived fast and loved hard. However, he left us with memories and hymns that will forever stay in our hearts.

George Jones’ Intensely Moving Vocal Showcased in “A Good Year For The Roses” 1

This is just superb songwriting and song delivery

George Jones delivers another country weeper in “A Good Year for the Roses.” The track came from the creative pen of Jerry Chesnut. Soulfully delivered by George Jones, the sad story reveals its humanity through the sensual references. It mentions about the caress of the lips, the taste of the coffee, the smell of roses, and the cry of an infant. The song became even more striking with the subtle and clever references like the “half filled cup.” Will you call it half-full, or half empty? Through the question, you can come up with a life changing answer. Reaching the last stanza, you will feel the heartbreaking part. The singer’s adult mind is racing but can;t form words while the lonely frightened child cries alone in the bedroom.

It’s been a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin’
Funny, I don’t even care
When you turned and walked away
And as the door behind you closes
The only thing I know to say
It’s been a good year for the roses

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