The closing words to the title track of The End of the Tour album by Sade are an echo of a question Sartori asks himself when he comes back to the world.
The song “No Exit” is a love letter to his daughter, who died two years ago of breast cancer.
It’s the first time in the lyrics Sartoria asks himself, as he contemplates what he left behind, is this something he can ever give back to.
“It’s a question I have to ask myself all the time.
And, yes, I do give back.
I do everything that I can do to make the world a better place, because it’s a gift that I have given myself,” Sartorico tells the crowd.
“It’s the best thing I could ever do.”
The song’s first verse, which begins “I am leaving my child to you / I am leaving you / for you, me / you’re not my child anymore / I’m leaving you for someone else” has a sense of serenity to it, Sartora explains.
It begins with the idea that he’s leaving her for someone new.
“I know I left you with the world / I don’t know who I am anymore,” he says, as the crowd cheers in unison.
Sartoria is one of the most celebrated artists of our time.
His albums, including The End and No Exit, have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
In addition to his own work, he has written songs for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Elton John, and Katy Perry.
He’s also written for The Beatles, Nirvana, and Beyonce.
Sartore is one reason why people who are sick of the pandemic keep coming back.
He tells BuzzFeed he has no intention of retiring.
He has no plans to stop making music, he says.
“This is not the end, it’s the beginning.”
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