We know the hits of a season, and then after years, we have no idea who and for what they were singing about.
There are also compositions that for years move our hearts and are called cult. Why do we believe in one text and not another? The answer is ambiguous because the songs we listen to also adjust to our experiences and emotional state. Therefore, often songs that are very important to us are not popular hits. Music or lyrics of the song come to us when we feel authenticity in them. Then it becomes a timeless hit and melody that touches millions.
We are not talking about hit songs that are kitsch and are aimed at topping the charts, manufactured so that everyone wants to listen to them for a moment. Over time, produced by specialist staff, those songs lose and in a year no one remembers neither them nor the performer. The other key thing is the lyrics that are authentic and full of emotion that speak to us.
So in this case, Eric Clapton’s song “Tears in Heaven,” which is loved by millions of people around the world, is an example many artists are trying to do make in their own way. Not many people know that Clapton bought this ballad, which was a big tragedy that broke his life and imprinted on him an indestructible stigma. One event caused his fairytale life to change forever.
The story of the music and why the world-famous song emerged, you will find out on the next page.