Brel, Jacques - Ne me quitte pas
Type of Spiritual Experience
According to Jesús Pascual Camino, who commented on this video, Brel wrote this when his pregnant mistress left him because he wouldn't leave his wife and children. "He's not just begging her to come back to him. He's resenting his own cowardice at not pursuing what he loved. He's humiliating himself and begging her for forgiveness. Never got it or got her back. But he left us this. It doesn't matter how many people cover it. Either you've gone through his hell or you can't even come close to understanding the song"
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