There have been so many versions of this Randy Newman song but my favourite is by Nina Simone.
It was used as the title track recently for ‘Broken’ a TV series where Sean Bean plays a good but struggling priest.
I find it’s an ideal song to summon up a heavy heart when I’m writing sad sections, and Nina Simone’s voice and delivery add new levels of sorrow. Very evocative. Beautiful too.
Sara’s debut novel ‘Not Thomas’ – a story of child neglect, love and hope, shown through the eyes of five-year-old Tomos – is published by Honno Press in paperback and as an e-book, and is available to buy direct from the publisher, from Amazon and from bookshops.