What are you listening to?

Bruce Springsteen - "Ghosts" (from the new album "Letter to You")

I saw this in the comments section of YouTube for this video: "A while back someone asked me what with all the terrible shit going on how you can be even remotely happy and I said well, Springsteen has a new album coming out so there’s reason for optimism. True then, true now."
 

"Lunatic Fringe"


Lunatic fringe
I know you're out there
You're in hiding
And you hold your meetings
I can hear you coming
I know what you're after
We're wise to you this time (wise to you this time)
We won't let you kill the laughter

Lunatic fringe
In the twilight's last gleaming
But this is open season
But you won't get too far
'Cause you've got to blame someone
For your own confusion
We're on guard this time (on guard this time)
Against your final solution

We can hear you coming (we can hear you coming)
No, you're not going to win this time (not gonna win)
We can hear the footsteps (we can hear the footsteps)
Hey, out along the walkway (out along the walkway)

Lunatic fringe
We all know you're out there
Can you feel the resistance
Can you feel the thunder​
 

Michael B-C

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I posted once before, many moons ago, concerning this piece but as no matter what phase I go through in life I always come back and back to it decade by decade, year in year out, and as once again today I find myself drawn to its haunting solace, I thought I'd share here anew as I am indeed listening to - or more accurately being with it as I write.

I fell into it first by a strange series of chance happenings when about 15 and instantly felt it as deep as blood and bone and stone. Since then it has never wavered as the signature calling of my life. For me it also represents a profound homily and dream rekindled concerning the lost (or abandoned) soul of England; as she once was and should ever have been.

This is by far the finest, most appropriate version yet recorded; for it was composed for performance precisely as in the video below - upon the sacred floor of Gloucester Cathedral, where in 1910, it was first played and conducted by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. However even then they did not manage the full effect that this masterful performance does for they were allowed to remove all the seating and thereby returned this magnificent sacred space to its original state which allowed the strings of a double orchestra to be laid out in this exact spatial arrangement as intended by the composer, so creating maximum depth and movement as befitting the ultimate (for me) in quest surround sound.


And for those who know nothing of Thomas Tallis, (16th century weaver of spiritual magic) here in parting is the original source that so inspired Vaughan Williams followed by his mathematically perfect Spem in Alium, a homage to the perfection of the divine universe. May they wash over you.


 
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(Here in glow of love) You’re a shinin’ star
(Here in glow of love) No matter who you are
(Here in glow of love)
So I want to let you know you move me, yeah, yeah

....

Finding meaning while we’re dreaming
Of the splendor of it all
We’re surrounded and abound It’s summer, winter, spring and fall
All the people meeting people
Laughing, dancin’ till the dawn
And we’ll always be like this
Glowing in the glow of love

 

Sylvie

Padawan Learner
Another song:

Spirit Bird​

Xavier Rudd
Give it time and we wonder why, do what we can, laugh and we cry
And we sleep in your dust because we've seen this all before
Culture fades with tears and grace,
Leaving us stunned hollow with shame
We have seen this all, seen this all before
Many tribes of a modern kind doing brand new work same spirit by side
Joining hearts and hands and ancestral twine, ancestral twine
Many tribes of a modern kind doing brand new work same spirit by side
Joining hearts and hands and ancestral twine, ancestral twine
Slowly it fades
Slowly we fade
Slowly we fade
Slowly we fade
Spirit bird he creaks and groans,
She knows she has seen this all before
She has seen this all before, she has
Spirit bird he creaks and groans,
She knows she has seen this all before
She has seen this all before, she has
Slowly we fade
Slowly it fades
Slowly we fade
Slowly it fades
Slowly we fade
Soldier on, soldier on my good countrymen
Keep fighting for your culture now, keep fighting for your land
I know it's been thousands of years and I feel your hurt and
And I know it's wrong and you feel
You've been chained and broken and burned
And those beautiful old people, those wise old souls
Have been ground down for far too long
By that spineless man, that greedy man, that heartless man
Deceiving man, that government hand taking blood and land
Taking blood and land and still they can
But your dreaming and your warrior spirit lives on and it is so so so
Strong
In the earth, in the trees, in the rocks,
In the water, in your blood and in the air we breathe
Soldier on, soldier on my good countrymen
Keep fighting for your children now, keep fighting for your land
Slowly we fade
Slowly it fades
Slowly it fades
Slowly we fade
Give it time and we wonder why, do what we can, laugh and we cry
And we sleep in your dust because we've seen this all before
 

Metrist

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Bloodrock 2 - D.O.A.
This was actually a Top 40 hit, I think. I remember it playing all the time, anyway.

 
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