Monday, October 18, 2010

Two for one!

With my eyes still so bad from the whiplash , adding in the cognitive effects of CFS/ME, my stack of unread books sits there calling to me, but I can't answer. I've been writing poems that I hope will become part of a new book in about a year from now and I'm in a mood. Sometimes music is the only place I can go to tame the uncertain beasts inside. Tame, or release them. I don't know which.

Anyway, I couldn't decide on which video to share so I'm sharing both. Hope you take time to at least start them both, but I'm betting if you start you'll finish. Johnny Cash's Hurt comes with an extraordinarily moving video and his rendition of this song outdoes Nine Inch Nail's, even in their opinion.

Marianne Faithful sings a moving song and who can beat Nick Cave playing his distinctive sound behind you? No video on this one. Just a set picture but put on your headsets and enjoy.




Hurt by Johnny Cash in a very moving video recorded not long before his death.




Crazy Love by Marianne Faithful, with Nick Cave behind her.

Lyrics to the last one:

Hated by all and everywhere he goes
Blazing contempt for human life and lies
Murder as art and what he knows he knows
from life and fear in other people's eyes

Crazy love is all around me
Love is crazy love is kind
But I know somehow you'll find me
Love is crazy love is blind

She walks the boulevard without a care
Knowing too much but having come so far
Pretending life is just a game you play for nothing
Loving no-one and no-where

Crazy love is all around me
Love goes crazy given time
But I know somehow you'll find me
Love is crazy love is blind

She looks as if expecting a surprise
Maybe an encounter that will change her life
Not knowing hot from cold or good for bad
If life is just a joke or if it makes her sad

Crazy love is all around me
Love is crazy love is kind
But I know somehow you'll find me
Love is crazy love is blind

Crazy love is all around me
Love goes crazy given time
But I know somehow you'll find me
Love is crazy love is blind

6 comments:

enudelman said...

Pris, Cash's "Hurt" has always held a special place in my heart. I can't remember ever seeing/hearing a song that bridged that gap between art and life. I still get goose bumps when I watch him sing it.

Jo said...

I was going to say exactly what enudelman has just said! And I know what you mean by 'taming the beasts'.

Pris said...

Ed, I'd never seen him sing this song, but have loved the song. Don't know how I missed it before but I get chills, too.

Jo, yes, I know you understand what I mean.

cfswarrior said...

Well, Jo and enudelman said it best.

I have the last album by Johnny Cash with 'Hurt' on it. I love that song (the whole album is great).

I feel the same way about music. I splurged after my ssdi hearing and bought a pair of Grado headphones which make music sound awesome.

I can't wait to read your new book once its published. I'm glad you are able to write poetry right now.

I'm pulling for you that the effects of the whiplash wear off asap...

Pris said...

Thanks! Music does soothe us, doesn't it? I saw an interview with a somewhat prominent poet a while back in which he says he hates music and then went into a diatribe about how it's not poets or artists leading people into war, but the musicians with march tunes, etc. I can't even imagine someone thinking that way about music.

I hope the whiplash wears off soon, too. It's affecting my eyesight badly as it pulls on my jaws and those radiate pain into the eyes. As you know, it gets old....

Jim K. said...

Some heavy stuff...and beautiful.
I need to compose myself after
'Hurt'. Amazing video, too.
Johnny Cash was my first radio music
favorite, on the 3-transistor radio
at night.