Songs of the Week: Prodigal Son – The Rolling Stones (1968)

“Prodigal Son” is one of my favorite songs of all time. It offers an enriching listening experience that indubitably has that “alive” factor I often ramble on about. “Son” is a song entirely mired in diametrically opposing states: melancholy and hope. Melancholy for the son’s current condition; hope for his eventual betterment. That right there makes this song so special to me. It sums up the very essence of life and the human condition rather convincingly.

A beautiful and earnest homage to Robert Wilkins. Possibly the Stones’ best (or at least up there).


Author: Zach

Millennial who loves stellar music!

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