"Sentimental Thing" as written by and Jackson....
We always were the kind of people
To take it hard when things would go wrong
Little things would bother me
And little things would make you cry
And after all the confrontations
When it comes time for saying goodbye
All that I can wonder
Is what do I do with these flowers
And what do I do with my evenings
And what do you do with that ring
I'm gonna go now
No you can't hold me
Not with such a sentimental thing
So tell me why I'm feeling nothing
And tell me how you can't even cry
Little things are logical
But if there's a god above then
can it be that love was
Just another sentimental thing

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    My InterpretationThis heart breaking song is one of Joe Jackson's saddest songs. For me, the lyrics sum up the confusion of emotions one feels at the break up of a long term relationship and the fear of being suddenly alone, the weekends on your own, those long nights.......The music is also so breathtakingly beautiful and so solitary, like standing alone on Southsea beach, looking across to the Isle of wight in the middle of the night, seeing the twinkling lights........
    BarnabyHugheson February 12, 2018   Link

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