In endless praise of Karen Carpenter

I always loved Karen Carpenter – her beautiful, haunting voice and the exquisite sadness that lived within it and those extraordinary songs! For me, Karen was the one who erotized the idea of wholesomeness and primness. The video of her, standing on stage singing Superstar, ‘covered up’ in a gorgeous burgundy prairie dress and laying her broken heart before us, struck something deep inside me as a young girl. Karen Carpenter herself is of course the sad guitar of the final line! See the link below, a little memory-gift from The Vampire’s Wife.

Love, Susie


Long ago and oh so far away
I fell in love with you
Before the second show
Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
But you’re not really here
It’s just the radio

Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby?
You said you’d be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby
I love you, I really do

Loneliness is such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again
What to say to make you come again
Come back to me again
And play your sad guitar