Singer-songwriter Tom Goss has three gay discharged soldiers (Mike Almy, David Hall, and Danny Hernandez) appearing in the music video for “Lover,” about a man who loses his partner to insurgents in Afghanistan. (Okay, I’m assuming insurgents, and not friendly fire.) Of the thousands of lives lost in the Middle East since America began combat in 2003, we will never know how many follow this sad storyline exactly: gay dying for their country, unable to live openly even in their last fleeting moments.
MTV and VH1 are homophobic organizations that will probably not play this video. They are far more interested in videos by women who show their cleavage and behinds and claim to be bisexual.
Well, MTV/VH1 don’t play music videos anymore.
Beautiful song/beautiful voice. Yet, so sad and haunting. Thank you Tom.
A+ Message, B+ Production, B+ Lyrics, B Music, D Diversity (Two hot blonde blue eyed white guys? sheesh!) Not crazy about the director’s choice to have Tom aggressively sing into the camera while walking forward and camera moving backward-felt awkward to me, Overall a good effort, though would have liked to have seen more diverse casting.
Good song. They are wearing a little bit too much make up though. I mean, seriously. In Iraq?
Regardless of choices in actors, quantity of make up or camera angles, it brings tears to me. I think of all the lovers, spouses, parents, and children who have lost love through these wars, and it makes me cry. When you lose someone you love deeply, it tears away a piece of your heart and is so emotionally painful that you are not certain you can continue the effort of breathing. It fades to a bearable level with time, but I don’t think one can ever be quite the same after the experience. Twenty-one years on and I can still feel it to some degree.
Seriously? The song was tear-jerking, yes. But every time he sang “Luuuvah!” I cringed inside. I know that the gay viewpoint in under-represented in popular music, but that doesn’t mean that every mediocre singer-songwriter needs to be coddled.
Whoa. Really, really gay. Not attractive.
The song is almost the same as James Blunt’s song “Goodbye My Lover”
I like the song, but i think the video is really poorly made.
After Tom Goss hugged a friend good-bye and drove off, the friend was gay bashed. Read it here: http://www.metroweekly.com/news/?ak=5758
Why do so many of you guys have to criticize this beautiful and touching song. It brought me to tears. Being of an older generation and having seen the bloodshed of many wars (in particular, Viet Nam) I can truly appreciate having a voice for our LGBT brothers and sisters in the military and their families, who must suffer the pain of a loss in silence, due to the bigoted people in our elected office. We still have DADT (for now) but at least the grief-stricken family members have some support system that they did not have in the past. We have each other; our LGBT family. I can only imagine losing a loved-one to war, in times past and having to grieve all alone or to suffer even more hate if anyone found out. Thank you Tom, for this beautiful tribute.
Awesome song, touching video. Tom Goss also happens to be a very real and nice guy. I wish there were more artists like him,
I loved it. Maybe it wasn’t made in Hollywood, but the people who put it together came up with a truly original idea – Theo, can you think of one and then make a music video? I doubt that.
Fuck Ewwwww @8
Nothing more to say. My screen name says it all.
I am 60 and have never seen anything so touching and important before. Thank you so very much.
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