Kate & Anna McGarrigle
from self titled album
Kate McCarrigle = Martha and Rufus Wainwright's mom
She's singing about their father Loudon Wainwright III.
Listen for the tear drop that hits the guitar strings at the end of the song. No joke.
Martha talks about this song in an interview I posted a way long time ago.
I listen to this song when I'm feeling melancholic/feeling wronged by selfish people. So like, atleast once a day. No not really (because almost every time i listen to this damn song I want to cry).
For a twisted response to this song, listen to:
"I'd Rather Be Lonely"
Loudon Wainwright III
from the album "History"