LC Posted January 31, 2016 Share Posted January 31, 2016 To match the Raspberries thread with the same question... You've listed out favorite Eric solo songs in other threads. But if it comes down to a single choice as your all-time favorite, which one gets your nod? For me, I'm tempted by the great Top 40 hits "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna in Love Again," and by the quality album cuts "Desperate Fools" and "My Girl." But... it can only be "Boats Against the Current," for the sheer number of times I've listened to it, and for the way I studied the lyrics and melody from the time I was 17 and about to go off to college. The weird thing for me has been that for decades, I heard it as a depressing song that twists on what I was hearing as a silver lining and hint of optimism ("Tomorrow, we're gonna find what we're after at last..."), only to get the impression from other posts at this site that there's no rainbow here. Eric himself has written about the song here but hasn't revealed for sure his initial intention (smart move, actually — how we each interpret it, after all, is a personal thing, right?) So we beat on... "Boats Against the Current" 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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