Status Quo bass player Alan Lancaster wrote this song about remembering a deceased loved one 12 months after the death: "Lonely Sunday morning, rest in peace, my love. You've been sleeping so long, a year has gone."
The descending bassline in A-minor represents the feeling of bereavement in this song.
The song was influenced by early Beatles work. It features harmony singing in the B section of the song, which was typical of early Beatles.
Suggestion credit: Greg - Barking, Germany, for all above
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.