Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Still Missing You, 26 Years Later #MewsicMovesMe

This week we're joining the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop a couple days late in order to remember Conway on the 26th anniversary of his death. I still remember that tragic day and what I was doing when I heard the news like it was yesterday. I know some people probably think it's crazy to feel such a strong emotional attachment to someone you never met, but short of the loss of close family and my beloved pets, I've shed more tears for him than anyone else. Even after all these years this is a very difficult day for me.

While Mudpie may be thinking, "What is the big deal about you, anyways?," I choose to believe he's growing on her. The way she gazed at my new clock last week touched my heart.

Instead of playing Conway today we decided to play a tribute song by Kelly Lang, wife of country singer TG Sheppard and daughter of Conway's longtime road manager Velton Lang. Goodbye Darlin perfectly says everything his fans feel about him, and always will. It's impossible for me to watch or listen to it without crying...



My fingers ran across a cold lonely stone
Dated June fifth ninety-three
I thought I heard his voice as I turned to go
But it’s only make believe

As I placed a rose, I wiped a tear
I never knew I would feel so sad 
As I came to honor the man with a growl
The best friend a song ever had

Goodbye Darlin’
Though it’s been a long time
You’re still in our hearts
And your still on our minds
Thanks for the memories 
You sang from your soul
Though it’s goodbye darlin’
Wish I could hear you say hello darlin’

A soft caring soul, but a man of few words
And the songs he wrote tore out your heart
Ah he never knew just how great he was
When he left this world he tore us apart

Goodbye Darlin’
Though it’s been a long time
You’re still in our hearts
And your still on our minds
Thanks for the memories 
You sang from your soul
Though it’s goodbye darlin’
Wish I could hear you say hello darlin’

You know you were a legend
Ah you were one of a kind
And you left a void in our lives
When it was goodbye time

Goodbye Darlin’
Though it’s been a long time
You’re still in our hearts
And your still on our minds
Thanks for the memories 
You sang from your soul
Though it’s goodbye darlin’
Wish I could hear you say hello darlin’

Now I’m lying here with Conway on my mind

Conway Twitty: Hello Darlin’

20 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

Purrs to you today.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful remembrance.

Patricia T said...

Beautiful tribute.

Brian said...

That was a lovely tribute and it is hard to believe that many years have gone by.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

26 years! It can't have been that long ago! Your post is a lovely way of commemorating - purrs and prayers for Angel Conway.

Eastside Cats said...

That's what makes us all unique; our own tastes, dreams, and experiences! Let your freak flag fly; I do!

Cathy Keisha said...

Touching tribute. I knew that's why you were waiting till today to post. TW gets teary eyed every August 2 cos that's the day, much like CT, her hero Yankee catcher Thurman Munson died when his plane crashed. She still remembers what she was doing when she heard about it on the radio and it still makes her cry. We posted some tributes to fallen musicians on our blog today.

Colehaus Cats said...

A beautiful tribute. We're sending you hugs and soft purrs today.

pilch92 said...

I never realized how young Conway was when he passed. That is a beautiful song and tribute to him. XO

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great tribute

The Florida Furkids said...

Very nice tribute.

The Florida Furkids

Feline Opines, the World from a Feline Point of View said...

Mudpie,
We felines are quite mewsical too and have our human singing favorites, although I prefer to hear a feline singing the song of my people.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Alberto

Sweet Purrfections said...

I can't believe it's been that long ago!

meowmeowmans said...

That's such a beautiful tribute of Conway Twitty. Gentle purrs as you remember. XO

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT here: Conrad Twitty was not my style of music, but I understand. There were losses in my "classic rock" world, too. Jimi Hendrix, Janice Jolin, Jim Morrison, Jim Croce, Cass Elliot, John Lenin, etc. I also enjoy classical music. I suppose an advantage of that is that they are ALL dead so no sad surprises...

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

It's so hard when someone we admire passes away. We hope his music brings you comfort. We're sorry we haven't been visiting much lately. We hope Mommy's job slows down soon!

Little Binky and Granny said...

What a beautiful song for a special guy. Beautiful remembrance post. Soft Pawkisses for the occassion🐾😽💞

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

So touching and sad, too. The housekeeper is speechless since she liked Conway, too. (She's NEVER speechless!) - Tom x

Three Chatty Cats said...

That's such a sweet photo with Mudpie.

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is a beautiful tribute for such a legend. Purrs to you.