Release Date: September 30th, 1961
Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
April 7th, 2012
Another love lost ballad. But rather than simply adding to the pile, Timi Yuro's 'hurt' exemplifies exactly what can be so captivating within this lyrical framework.
Bottom line: the heartbreak has to be believable. The melody has to soar from the gut and convey a level of unpredictability that comes with the self-reflectiveness of a fresh wound. Timi Yuro achieves this perfectly here. At the peak of her vocal range she echoes the spine tingling tremolo of Odetta, and during the spoken word segue her raw emotion is palpable.
A tear jerker of the finest quality.