This is more a spoken word track than a song, but I love it nonetheless. From William Shatner‘s 2004 album Has Been, produced by Ben Folds (who also plays the piano here), it’s a melancholy mediation on aging, success, and personal satisfaction (or lack thereof). Seems to be running theme here lately, huh? The musical arrangement is hauntingly beautiful, and Shatner‘s reading isn’t the stilted histrionics that many people associate with him, but a genuinely sincere and moving performance. “At my age, I need serenity…”
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William Shatner – It Hasn’t Happened Yet at YouTube.