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Old 12-29-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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The Most Beautiful Song You've Ever Heard?

For me, right now it's 'Songbird' by Fleetwood Mac. That song speaks to me so directly, so intimately - it's as though it was written for me. I guess I'm just human...

Anyone else have a "most beautiful"?
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I'm still a sucker for "Sylvia Plath" by Ryan Adams...it makes me sad...but it's so lovely...so damn beautiful...
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Yeah, I just bought 'Gold' for my (now ex-) girlfriend. She lives in LA, and for many reasons, 'Gold' is a very sad album for me ('Goodnight Hollywood Blvd' being one of them). My favourite song is 'La Cienega Just Smiled'.
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For me right now it is 'In the Vineyard' from Augie March.

The golden sun is ever gentle in the Valley of Making
Where it's the middle of the Autumn when it isn't high Spring
There are men of many colors and women of all races
wearing white, white linen and smiles on their faces

There are roses round the edges of the grand property
The words "Labor, Ardor, Langor" are its lovely trinity
And when you see just how they dress and how they speak and act too
Well all you'll want to do is dress up in their white linen too


I think you'd like it too, Michael.
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I'm listening to 'Don't Say Goodbye' by U2 (from the Achtung working tapes), and it's so very uplifting, even though Bono doesn't utter one word of coherency!
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For me right now it is 'In the Vineyard' from Augie March.

The golden sun is ever gentle in the Valley of Making
Where it's the middle of the Autumn when it isn't high Spring
There are men of many colors and women of all races
wearing white, white linen and smiles on their faces

There are roses round the edges of the grand property
The words "Labor, Ardor, Langor" are its lovely trinity
And when you see just how they dress and how they speak and act too
Well all you'll want to do is dress up in their white linen too


I think you'd like it too, Michael.
That sounds beautiful. I tried downloading it from Kazza, but no luck. I'll check it out next time I'm at the record store. Thanks Calluna.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Song You've Ever Heard?

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For me, right now it's 'Songbird' by Fleetwood Mac. That song speaks to me so directly, so intimately - it's as though it was written for me. I guess I'm just human...
Oh my God, you are so right about that song. It's one of the few I can play on the piano.
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Oops, I forgot to post a few of mine.

"This Year's Love" David Gray (totally breaks my heart every time I listen to it)
"Farewell and Goodnight" Smashing Pumpkins
"All I Want is You" and "Stay" by U2 (of course!)
"Comfortable" John Mayer
"A Thousand Oceans" Tori Amos
"Lone Star" Norah Jones
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I have a few....

"Secret Garden" ~Bruce Springsteen
"Northern Lad" ~Tori Amos..and a lot of her songs
"This Year's Love" ~David Gray
"Levon" ~Elton John
"The Scientist" ~Coldplay
"Silver Spring" ~Fleetwood Mac
"Hallelujah" ~Jeff Buckley's version
"Purple Rain" ~Prince
"I Envy the Wind" ~Lucinda Williams
"Stand Inside Your Love" ~Smashing Pumpkins
"CRash and Burn" ~Sheryl Crow
"Dancing in the Dark" ~Pete Yorn's version
"Ghost" ~Howie Day
"Creep" ~Radiohead
"Patience" ~GnR
"WGRYWH" ~U2

heh a few
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heh a few
My thoughts exactly!

I agree with you on WGRYWH as well...that's my fave U2 song.

I'm also gonna throw in "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones...my fave Stones song...sad and gorgeous.

*pause*

I have a thing with wild horses, apparently.
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Last Caress by The Misfits...
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REM - nightswimming
coldplay - clocks
coldplay - warning sign
oasis - slide away (acoustic)
oasis - shout it out loud
u2 - all i want is you
u2 - gone
fleetwood mac - landslide
dave matthews band - always
counting crows - a long december
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I am going to put in a good word for 'We Float' by PJ Harvey, cause it's just so damn smooth and sad and tragic in its self-delusion, like Crowded House's 'Don't Dream it's Over', while also oddly comforting.

So will we die of shock
die without a trial
die on Good Friday
while holding each other tight
this is kind of about you
this is kind of about me
we just kinda lost our way
we were looking to be free
but one day

we'll float


I'll also add a mention for North and South of the River (Omagh version). Why did U2, in the process of focusing on 'just the songs', lose what spark made songs like this in the midst of their so-called trash era?
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