Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lucille Starr then and now

I woke up remembering Lucille Starr. Perhaps she returned to visit my dreams after many years of absence.

When I was a teen, I loved her poignant lyrics and her voice. I was fourteen when she sang her hit. Oddly called The French Song in both languages, it raked my guts with claws of longing.

The ending -- a tour de force of lovesick loneliness -- chimed perfectly with my fourteen-year-old sensibilities.

Je suis seul, je ne peux penser qu'a toi.

One of the great things about the internet is that all I had to do was Google her name and I found the song I remembered.

This song made a big impression and in certain circles, its popularity has lasted. This version, available on YouTube, was recorded in 2008.


  1. The "raking my guts" line - some songs do that.
    It's a very apt description, Carol.

    I've never heard of Lucille Starr, nor do I recall this song.

  2. Thanks, Marianna,
    Hasn't Lucille got a great voice?

  3. I never new who sang the "French Song" I remember it ringing out in our house a long time ago. She has an incredible voice . I wish I could thank her for some good memories.