Friday, February 16, 2007

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come tor raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head?
Did I ask too much?
More than a lot?
You gave me nothing,
Now its all I got

-The One, U2

I had never really payed attention to the lyrics of this song. It's actually quiet eloquent in it's reproachful and remorseful chanting. A beautiful melody and interesting lyrics, a nice combination. I realized all this thanks to the power of Mary J. Blige's rendition on this song. A classic. Congrats to her for her 3 Grammys. Her performance at the awards show was actually quite moving, with the full orchestra backing her up for a pseduo-classical arrangement of her hit Be Without You. She really has a great voice. And I love it when she looks like she's just gonna loose it onstage, like towards minute 4:00 of this clip. Now that's passion, suckas. Janis Joplin would be proud. Enjoy.



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