Songs that make me cry: You Got Me – The Roots

Continuing my manly theme of tunes that produce tears (maybe the rain in Zurich is prompting such memories), another song that has to do with love and commitment. Or love and loss. Or love, commitment and loss. Any sequence of these items seems to leave me susceptible to some emotional times.

I’ve enjoyed The Roots since their original albums ‘back in the day’ and I think this was their first single to get substantial airplay. They’ve had a few more minor hits but never broken out to the mainstream. And that’s fine with me because it equates to less of chance to hear “You Got Me” on the radio which would produce nothing but embarrassment.

The story behind this song? Lots – not all of it connected. A time, a place, a woman. You know.