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It Made Me Weep September 30, 2007

Posted by Retired Geezer in Religion.

Yeah, I’m a soft-hearted soul. Bite me.

Put aside your petty predjudice against Country music and give this a try.

It features the creamy goodness of the voice of Alison Krauss.

Who plays the Soldier? You all know him.

And who is the dude that plays the Preacher? What perfect casting.


1. Covert Metaphor - September 30, 2007

i saw the video , its quite impressing

2. see-dubya - September 30, 2007

This was one of those songs where the dirst time you hear it on the radio, you think, ‘wow, did I just hear that’? And you keep waiting for it to come on again.

I’m surprised it was such a big hit because it’s so dark and the trend is toward sappy pop-country these days. That may be one reason it stood out so well. It reminds me of George Jones’ hit He Stopped Loving Her Today, but even grimmer. (After Jones recorded that one, he told his producer “nobody will ever buy that morbid son of a bitch”. It’s since been named repeatedly as one of the best country songs ever written).

I hadn’t seen the video before, which doesn’t really match up with the already vivid pictures in my head that songs evokes. And it tries to add in a happy ending when I don’t think one was called for. I like songs about redemption, but WL isn’t that kind of song.

3. Retired Geezer - September 30, 2007

it tries to add in a happy ending when I don’t think one was called for.

Yeah, good insight.

Other instances come to mind: Dr. Zhivago, Bridges of Madison County (book).
We don’t need no Happy Ending.

4. PattyAnn - September 30, 2007

This is a beautiful song.
I’m amazed at the actors Brad Paisley can get to be in his videos. Is he just likeable?

5. fielder - September 30, 2007

In a way, because of the darkness in it, it’s a hard song to listen to. I find it even harder to watch the music video. Coming from a family where alcoholism has had a deep impact, I have seen some “real life” effects of someone drinking like that. I agree that a happy ending really isn’t needed. In a way, a happy ending spoils the song. Thanks for posting this!

6. daveintexas - September 30, 2007

I haven’t seen Dr. Zhivago in, maybe 8 years. But every time it’s on, I watch it.

I’ve been warned off of the Bridges of Madison County.

7. Retired Geezer - September 30, 2007

I’ve been warned off of the Bridges of Madison County.

Rightly so. No chemistry in the love story.

Book was excellent though.

8. PattyAnn - September 30, 2007

“Somewhere In Time”. Beautiful movie. Beautiful music. Sad ending.

9. daveintexas - September 30, 2007


10. PattyAnn - September 30, 2007

♫ Oh, Dave ♫

11. Michael - September 30, 2007

I got something in my eye.

12. see-dubya - September 30, 2007

There’s a longer version, with more backstory, here: http://video.aol.com/video/music-brad-paisley-whiskey-lullaby/1146854

I can’t place the preacher, but does the soldier’s father (visible for a few seconds at the funeral) look familiar to anyone else? I’m probably just seeing things…

13. PattyAnn - September 30, 2007

see-dub, I went looking for credits for that video because the father does look familiar and I couldn’t place him.
I just had to click on a Hank Garland link and I’ve been lost ever since. And still didn’t find the father/actor.

14. see-dubya - September 30, 2007

I thought it was Fred Thompson.

15. Michael - September 30, 2007

I think the preacher is Paul Anka.

16. see-dubya - September 30, 2007

Verily, I say unto thee, brethren: the guys shalt get shirts. For when I doth move against thee, yeah, I shalt slice like an effing hammer.

And the LORD asked, where is Joe? And John replied, am I my second trombone’s keeper?

17. Michael - September 30, 2007


*raises hands*


*dancing in the aisle*

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19. Lipstick - September 30, 2007

Who are the actors?

20. daveintexas - September 30, 2007



21. forged rite - October 1, 2007

That’s a great song. Paisley’s wife is an actress, so that’s probably how he get’s all the celebrity cameos. Or they could just be fans i guess, but it’s kind of hard to believe Jason Alexander and William Shatner are country fans. Here’s a song whose only similarity is that it tells a story, but that’s pretty rare these days –

22. forged rite - October 1, 2007

One more good one –


23. skinbad - October 2, 2007

Rick(y) Schroder is the actor. Found out he also directed the video. I don’t know who the old feller is. One of the old bluegrass singers?

24. The Lovely Janis from Winterset - October 3, 2007

Geezer — The Bridges of Madison County was a sad attempt at a cheap trashy romance novel.

25. Retired Geezer - October 4, 2007

*Geezer checks back in*

Been out of town for 4 days, huntin’ Elk.

No Joy but I got a lot of blog-worthy photos.

I can’t believe my RSS feed says I only missed 10 comments on IB.

I’ll just have to stalk all the recent posts to get caught up on the humor.

26. bartwingplover - October 4, 2007

I was wondering where you were, RG.

27. The Elk - October 4, 2007

Come back next year, Geezer. You were hilarious!!!

28. TattooedIntellectual - October 4, 2007

I think Shatner and Paisley are friends b/c Shatner’s in his new video Online (?) as well.

29. Retired Geezer - October 4, 2007

Yeah, isn’t that Betty White and Shatner as JA’s parents?

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