The impassioned ballad, now critically acclaimed and re-released by Ubiquity in 2006, meanders along at a relaxed pace while lamenting the confused despair of a simultaneously broken-hearted and love struck young man. Supported by a background of crescendoing organs, twittering flutes, and streaking violins, Darondo’s smoothly raspy voice brings to mind (if one can imagine) a male version of Macy Gray’s signature vocal style. Bouncing bass lines and cheerfully swaying guitar allow the song to appear light and pleasant, but if one chooses to dip below the surface and listen carefully, the pain and hopelessness in Darondo’s voice is hauntingly discernible. Although it may have taken over 30 years, Darondo garnered the attention he deserved in the later years of his life, seeing “Didn’t I” and other tracks featured in several major films in the last decade. In 2013, Darondo crossed the finish line of life in style, on top of the world, showing us all that it’s never too late.