Requiem

Album: Since I Saw You Last (2013)
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  • Gary Barlow lost his father to a suspected heart attack in October 2009 and this song was inspired by his funeral. "We were all so upset, and I just looked up at the clouds and thought: if I know my dad, he's up there laughing at us all now," he told The Metro. "The idea for the song came from looking down and saying: 'C'mon, everybody, it's fine.' There's a bit of darkness in there but mostly light. It's about just getting on with life."

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