MJB

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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