Sometimes in your life, there might be a song that really speaks to you. One that might not sell in the millions but one that speaks to you directly. It is almost as if the singer is saying what you have tried to say for years. Such is the title song of the CD by Glen Campbell, "Ghost On The Canvas".
I know that I am not nor ever will be an accomplished artist and yet, why do I have this sense of understanding perfectly what this song is about? The reference to "crows in a wheat field" must be to the painting by Vincent Van Gogh. "People don't know when they're looking at soul", I wonder if anyone else hears those words in this song and feels such a strong sense of recognition.
If you like, you may read this review. I agree very much with this writer. One of the reviewers on Amazon said that after a while, most of the songs sound the same. Yes, I agree, they are all good! The incredible musical talent of Glen Campbell just blows me away and his singing voice is so incredibly strong!
I love all the songs on this album, not just this one, but this particular one really surprised me...at one point in the video, when Glen Campbell looks at the camera and says "It takes one to know one", I almost jumped out of my chair, as if he was speaking just to me.
The impression that I get from this music is one of a sincere and unapologetic appreciation of life. Even if that life might have had its ups and downs, the humble thankfulness is very apparent.