Talk Taboo
Talk Taboo*-3:03: I got news from an acquaintance about a friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in a long time and it wasn’t good: her father had successfully committed suicide. He had tried before and my friend had found him near death and saved his life, a traumatic experience for any daughter to go through. A few weeks later, I was in the subway reading the Letters to the Editor in one of the free dailies. The letter discussed how we need to lift the taboos surrounding suicide. It was beautifully written. When I got to the end the name signed was my friend’s. I tore out the page and kept it in my wallet for a few months, until I finally worked up the courage to write this song.