day 04 – a song that makes you sad
Randy Newman - When I'm Gone
"I'm a better man than I was before,
Knowing you has made me strong.
And I sure am going to miss you when I'm gone."
Randy Newman wrote this song for the last ever episode of Monk.
After eight beautiful seasons, this unavoidably clichéd ballad soundtracked the final sequence; a collage of moments belonging to our fictional pals, in their past, present and future... as we saw them, as we knew them, and as we'll never know or see them again.
There's nothing pretentious or clever about this. It's just honest and painful, like all goodbyes.