I AM, I SAID
Eddy McManus’ rendition of Neil Diamond’s “I Am… I Said” is a true work of art, showcasing the songwriter’s genius and Eddy’s masterful vocal skills. Released as a single in 1971, the song quickly rose up the charts, eventually reaching number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart. It’s easy to see why this song has endured for so long and why it continues to be a fan favorite.
The lyrics of “I Am… I Said” are particularly poignant, exploring themes of loneliness and alienation. Diamond, who has spoken about undergoing months of psychotherapy at the time he wrote this song, perfectly captures the feeling of being lost and not knowing why. The use of the word “chair” in the song may be a reference to Gestalt therapy, in which a patient projects their thoughts into an empty chair while a counselor observes and takes notes. The feeling of being ignored, even by the “chair,” speaks to the deep sense of loneliness and isolation that the song conveys. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of this song is the way it manages to be both timeless and timely. The themes of loneliness and alienation are just as relevant today as they were when the song was first released. In a world where technology has made it easier than ever to connect with others, we can still feel lonely and misunderstood.
Eddy does an incredible job of bringing these emotions to life with his powerful and emotive vocals. His interpretation of the song is truly moving and soulful. It’s clear that he has poured his heart and soul into this performance, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking. But that’s not all that makes this song so special. The production value on this track is top-notch, with every element coming together to create a truly immersive listening experience.
If you’re a fan of heartfelt and introspective songwriting, or if you’re just in need of a little emotional catharsis, Eddy McManus’ rendition of “I Am… I Said” is a must-listen. His soulful and powerful interpretation of this classic song will stay with you long after the last notes have faded away.
Eddy’s powerful vocals and Neil Diamond’s poignant lyrics speak to this universal experience, making this song a true masterpiece that will continue to resonate with listeners for years to come.So if you haven’t yet given Eddy McManus’s rendition of “I Am… I Said” a listen, do yourself a favor and give it a spin. You won’t be disappointed. This song is a true gem that showcases Eddy’s incredible vocal talent and Neil Diamond’s songwriting genius. It’s a must-have for any music lover’s collection.