Harry Chapin, Suzanne Vega and other people’s pain as revealed in speed

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The speed of Vega’s Luka unusually peppy for someone is actually empathetically hurting. The song reminds me of someone telling a story where the aphorism “anyone else’s pain is easy to bear” come to mind.

By contrast, Chapin is almost too sincere.

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