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- Posted on Oct 9th 2007 2:00PM by Ambrosia Parsley
'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' George Jones
From 1980's 'I Am What I Am'
I was driving down the road the other day when the opening chords to 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' came on, and I went, "F---, I love this song." I was just in buckets of tears by the time I got to where I was going. Oh, George, why? But the string line, and everything about it. I love that song. I like sad stories.
It's one of those songs I always remember being there. My parents had all those 8-tracks and I had a few go-to songs. I would stand in front of the 8-track at three, four years old, and play these songs and cry. 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' was one of them. I would just cry and shake my head, "Oh, this is so sad."
I loved standing there and bumming myself out. The other song that used to make me cry all the time was 'Leaving On a Jet Plane.' But George Jones ... that one's kind of hitting you over the head with a sledge hammer.
Ambrosia Parsley is the frontwoman for rock trio Shivaree. Their latest album, 'Tainted Love: Mating Calls and Fight Songs' -- which features all covers including songs by Michael Jackson, Ike Turner, R. Kelly and Bette Midler, among others -- is in stores now.
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