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The Wailin' Jennys — Arlington
Album: 40 Days
Avg rating:
7.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3689









Released: 2004
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Where do you go little bird
When it snows, when it snows
When the world turns to sleep
Do you know, do you know
Is there something in the wind
Breathes a chill in your heart and life in your wings
Does it whisper 'start again'
Start again

Where is the sun in the night
Is it cold, is it cold
Does it feel left behind
All alone, all alone
Does it wander through the dark
Does it wait for the dawn, wish on a star
Does it stray very far
Very far

Where is your home restless wind
Is it there, is it here
Do you search for a place to belong
Search in vain, search in fear
Or is your spirit everywhere
Is your voice every tree
Your soul of the air
If there's no home is there no death
Is there no death
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I give it a 10.  Not because I like the melody, a singers voice, or presentation, or accompaniment, or lyrical sentiment because I haven't actually heard the song—yet (I will soon, but I seldom like the Jennys, whole or in part).  It is because it inspired "coloradojohn" to share his in depth solution to the problem that is the  'holy grail of physics"; to define a Universal Field Theory that explains the root relationships, the universality, of all matter and energy.  I think he may have attended/participated in symposiums at the Aspen (Colorado) Center for Physics.  Perhaps discussions, like the ones surrounding the lecture on "Quantum Simulation of Relativistic Physics with Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates" last January, have piqued his drive to solidify his theory that consolidates of the broad range of energies and phenomena he presented in his RP "Comment" post.   I wonder if he caught that one.  I wonder what he's done in the intervening years since his "Jennys" post


get them to tour with first aid kit

that be nice summer 2022 show...outside at night
 Kajukenbo wrote:
Nominating this as the best RP post ever!
 




A cautionary example of overconsumption of LSD

coloradojohn wrote:

The exquisite lyrics and the angelic singing in this
get me every time. The subject touches my soul in other ways, too...
When I think of the departed, especially my pious grandmother Velma, or
my friend Jamie, who died in an avalanche, a breeze will come, even on a
sultry Tokyo summer night, as I once proved to a skeptical Okinawa gal I
was dating at the time. The Quantum Flux-Dance of Life is held in the
realm between Electricity and Magnetism, which are interchangeable, and
in the flow between the Anode and Cathode of Existence, Yang becomes
Yin, and back again, without end, as it was in the beginning, is now,
and forever shall be. Amen. Connection to both poles is required,
otherwise there is no flow. Light is only the visible part of
the entire EM spectrum; the unseen is no less a part of things than the
seen. Down at the molecular level, electricity and chemistry are the
same. It is no co-incidence that the hemoglobin molecule juggles the
magnetic iron in our blood, throwing up alternating fields that are
transformed into electric current in the wiring of our nerves, (Qi), and
that the Earth's core is molten iron that throws up the massive fields
that allow enough energy in yet prevent our incineration; these in turn
generate subtle but measurable currents in our bones as we move them
through the corresponding magnetic flux. Our long bones, when flexed by
torque of impact, generate piezo-electric currents that stimulate growth
and healing. The densely concentrated nexus of magnetism in our brain
is quantum-translated into the manifestation of thought. Whenever flow
is sufficient to excite and resonate myriad analogous quantum-effect
manifestations along all relevant channels, a self-perpetuating effect
called quantum-boosting occurs, and proceeds as long as there is
balance. In such a system, there is only the transformation of one thing
into another. Thus, indeed, we may contemplate the idea that there is,
after all, no Death. To properly enjoy and use our time here in this
guise, we must constantly try to remind ourselves, or ask that we be
made aware, so that we do not fear the inevitable turn as the other.



 oofus wrote:

Hard not to wander away for sure


Off you go ... to AM Radio, you won't be missed.
 bluejay08003 wrote:

I keep rediscovering the obvious:  Your audio equipment really matters.  This quiet tune has so much texture across the frequency spectrum that "merely very good" equipment loses.  It's a 8/Most Excellent tune on my bookshelf speakers or daily driver headphones, but a 9+/Outstanding track with my Klipsch or QC25s.  

The resonances of the percussion and guitar; the harmonies.  The low bass notes.  Just sublime.


Thanks bluejay08003 for the suggestion of using this track for critical listening on new equipment.  While I'm already at a 10 on this one, I can say the difference is great going from poor equipment (Bluetooth earbuds or Cell Phone speaker) to medium equipment (FLAC sent via USB to a moderately powered Class D dac/amp to good bookshelf speakers) to the great head-fi setup I'm hoping to get sooner than later (as money allows!) 

Long Live RP!!
 bluejay08003 wrote:

I keep rediscovering the obvious:  Your audio equipment really matters.  This quiet tune has so much texture across the frequency spectrum that "merely very good" equipment loses.  It's a 8/Most Excellent tune on my bookshelf speakers or daily driver headphones, but a 9+/Outstanding track with my Klipsch or QC25s.  

The resonances of the percussion and guitar; the harmonies.  The low bass notes.  Just sublime.


Be sure to play the FLAC stream on the best equipment you've got.

You won't be disappointed.
need to get them touring with first aid kit
Every time I hear this track on RP I have to stop what I am doing and turn my attention to the Wailin' ones. Just a beautiful track that makes my day.
 kazoo wrote:

Song sung by Nicky Mehta, my favorite Jenny!

after Annabelle Chvostek left, i.e. (was Kazoo's favorite)

This a truly immense piece of music!!!
If they got RP bluetooth in their cars, There go people swerving off the roads again, when this song comes on. 
This song led me to buy the album.  I wasn't the least bit disappointed.
Just what I needed to hear.
So it went from a 8 to a 9.
One just stops, listens, and is caught in that moment of thoughts.
Just a perfect sound. My heart breaks and heals at the same time.
So many great musical groups have come out of Canada, and The Wailin' Jennys is definitely one of them!!
Nothing like the walin jennys on a Saturday morning
This ALWAYS stops me in my tracks. Makes no difference what I’m doing, cooking, working, whatever - this song commands immediate and full attention.
Nice! 
Hard not to wander away for sure
Damn this is mighty fine singing/playing!!!

Came on to turn it up and rate it... 10 already 
every time

every time

this song is a show stopper

puts me in a dream like mind

if I'm driving I swerve off the road 

it's almost dangerous 

From Cowboy Junkies to Wailin' Jennys ...  Bill's rocking the Canadian theme this morning.
Sing it Nicky! Shush! sorry.. sing it nicky.
I saw them a few years ago and was stunned that, as I sang along, I they had somehow managed to cover what sounded like 4 vocal parts- maybe more -with their three beautiful voices. Harmonics, or magic, or something.
Goosebumps...
Industrial grade GOOSEBUMPS!!!!
Whatta' pretty song. I'm glad to have discovered it here at rp. Still have it on the old ipod I walk around with.  Also, they get extra points for the witty band name. 
Nominating this as the best RP post ever! 

 
coloradojohn wrote:
The exquisite lyrics and the angelic singing in this get me every time. The subject touches my soul in other ways, too... When I think of the departed, especially my pious grandmother Velma, or my friend Jamie, who died in an avalanche, a breeze will come, even on a sultry Tokyo summer night, as I once proved to a skeptical Okinawa gal I was dating at the time. The Quantum Flux-Dance of Life is held in the realm between Electricity and Magnetism, which are interchangeable, and in the flow between the Anode and Cathode of Existence, Yang becomes Yin, and back again, without end, as it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be. Amen. Connection to both poles is required, otherwise there is no flow. Light is only the visible part of the entire EM spectrum; the unseen is no less a part of things than the seen. Down at the molecular level, electricity and chemistry are the same. It is no co-incidence that the hemoglobin molecule juggles the magnetic iron in our blood, throwing up alternating fields that are transformed into electric current in the wiring of our nerves, (Qi), and that the Earth's core is molten iron that throws up the massive fields that allow enough energy in yet prevent our incineration; these in turn generate subtle but measurable currents in our bones as we move them through the corresponding magnetic flux. Our long bones, when flexed by torque of impact, generate piezo-electric currents that stimulate growth and healing. The densely concentrated nexus of magnetism in our brain is quantum-translated into the manifestation of thought. Whenever flow is sufficient to excite and resonate myriad analogous quantum-effect manifestations along all relevant channels, a self-perpetuating effect called quantum-boosting occurs, and proceeds as long as there is balance. In such a system, there is only the transformation of one thing into another. Thus, indeed, we may contemplate the idea that there is, after all, no Death. To properly enjoy and use our time here in this guise, we must constantly try to remind ourselves, or ask that we be made aware, so that we do not fear the inevitable turn as the other.
 

I have spent many minutes trying to find a semi-pro recording with sharp video and better than mediocre audio on YT but to no avail... 
To be able to harmonize like this. 

My goodness. 
God almighty...this is mesmerizing.  It's stop whatever you are doing. 
 wonderunit wrote:
That sadness and loss can engender such beauty is one of the things that makes being  human worthwhile.
 
Thank You for this eloquent comment
I am really digging this group have this song a 9
That sadness and loss can engender such beauty is one of the things that makes being  human worthwhile.
Like a punch in the gut-But a good punch!
Sublime.  That's all.
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
There's that lump in my throat again.
This tune from first time hearing a note here on RP some years back it just goes to some place I guess I'm trying to hide from.
Not a bad thing. But embarrassing if a co-worker walks by and asks "what's wrong?" and I have no answer.

My inner child? Inner demon?

Music. What would humanity be without it, souless?
Wow that was rather deeply odd.
RP. My truth serum.

xoxoxoxox

 
That's beautiful... Thanks for sharing.
Still a 10 for me, since 2004, when I first heard it here. Hauntingly beautiful, melancholy yet uplifting, and their harmonies are absolutely beautiful.
Winnipeg is my home town - Really wish I could like this band.
Ho Hum at best.
I keep rediscovering the obvious:  Your audio equipment really matters.  This quiet tune has so much texture across the frequency spectrum that "merely very good" equipment loses.  It's a 8/Most Excellent tune on my bookshelf speakers or daily driver headphones, but a 9+/Outstanding track with my Klipsch or QC25s.  

The resonances of the percussion and guitar; the harmonies.  The low bass notes.  Just sublime.
Song sung by Nicky Mehta, my favorite Jenny!
 ccbling wrote:
 I need to have this band in my cd library.Will someone please tell me where to begin ?
 
Right here, with this album.
Utterly beautiful.  Having just lost my Mum, I find this heartbreaking.
This reminds me of music from the show Firefly.
Just can't keep working when this comes on. Have to stop and listen. Unbelievably beautiful.
 Ben_Smedley wrote:
So moving, so powerful, perfect harmony. 10
 
Right there with you, brother.... 9→10 this song is wonderful. Long Live RP!!
Beautiful.  Whole album is magnificent.  "Take it down" the John Hiatt cover is also wonderful.
So moving, so powerful, perfect harmony. 10
 I need to have this band in my cd library.Will someone please tell me where to begin ?
 idiot_wind wrote:
I hate to repeat myself, but you should really consider playing more from this band. There's something there. Kismet? 

 
Fully agree. In this day of pick and choose music, I have all their albums in my collection. Simply exquisite sound. 
 DocStrangelove wrote:
{#Bananajam}

 
Um, this song hardly conjures up images of "jamming".  {#Sleep} more like it.
{#Bananajam}
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
There's that lump in my throat again.
This tune from first time hearing a note here on RP some years back it just goes to some place I guess I'm trying to hide from.
Not a bad thing. But embarrassing if a co-worker walks by and asks "what's wrong?" and I have no answer.

My inner child? Inner demon?

Music. What would humanity be without it, souless?
Wow that was rather deeply odd.
RP. My truth serum.

xoxoxoxox
 
I'm on the other side of the globe and ...  I have the same reaction to this song. Music <3.
Its got soul in a music industry  sea of cold.
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
There's that lump in my throat again.
This tune from first time hearing a note here on RP some years back it just goes to some place I guess I'm trying to hide from.
Not a bad thing. But embarrassing if a co-worker walks by and asks "what's wrong?" and I have no answer.

My inner child? Inner demon?

Music. What would humanity be without it, souless?
Wow that was rather deeply odd.
RP. My truth serum.

xoxoxoxox
 
I quite understand. It was made much worse (more intense?) by the post of a woman grieving at Arlington Cemetery. It is best to not look through the comments at times like that. Radio P yanks my emotions all over the place at times. Better to have them than not, though.
Exquisite.
This song got me through the most difficult time of my life.
"...Soul of the air..."

TY RP.
I hate to repeat myself, but you should really consider playing more from this band. There's something there. Kismet? 
 coloradojohn wrote:
The exquisite lyrics and the angelic singing in this get me every time. The subject touches my soul in other ways, too... When I think of the departed, especially my pious grandmother Velma, or my friend Jamie, who died in an avalanche, a breeze will come, even on a sultry Tokyo summer night, as I once proved to a skeptical Okinawa gal I was dating at the time. The Quantum Flux-Dance of Life is held in the realm between Electricity and Magnetism, which are interchangeable, and in the flow between the Anode and Cathode of Existence, Yang becomes Yin, and back again, without end, as it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be. Amen. Connection to both poles is required, otherwise there is no flow. Light is only the visible part of the entire EM spectrum; the unseen is no less a part of things than the seen. Down at the molecular level, electricity and chemistry are the same. It is no co-incidence that the hemoglobin molecule juggles the magnetic iron in our blood, throwing up alternating fields that are transformed into electric current in the wiring of our nerves, (Qi), and that the Earth's core is molten iron that throws up the massive fields that allow enough energy in yet prevent our incineration; these in turn generate subtle but measurable currents in our bones as we move them through the corresponding magnetic flux. Our long bones, when flexed by torque of impact, generate piezo-electric currents that stimulate growth and healing. The densely concentrated nexus of magnetism in our brain is quantum-translated into the manifestation of thought. Whenever flow is sufficient to excite and resonate myriad analogous quantum-effect manifestations along all relevant channels, a self-perpetuating effect called quantum-boosting occurs, and proceeds as long as there is balance. In such a system, there is only the transformation of one thing into another. Thus, indeed, we may contemplate the idea that there is, after all, no Death. To properly enjoy and use our time here in this guise, we must constantly try to remind ourselves, or ask that we be made aware, so that we do not fear the inevitable turn as the other.

 
The future of healing is light and frequency.... I heard recently that our voice is the most powerful healing instrument.  God made the Universe with his voice saying "let there be light" and we are made in his image, our voices contain the power to heal.  This song is very soulful, and reminds us that heaven is a better place.  Interested in an Electric Universe?  Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderboltsProject
Please play more from this album and band.  
 coloradojohn wrote:
The exquisite lyrics and the angelic singing in this get me every time. The subject touches my soul in other ways, too... When I think of the departed, especially my pious grandmother Velma, or my friend Jamie, who died in an avalanche, a breeze will come, even on a sultry Tokyo summer night, as I once proved to a skeptical Okinawa gal I was dating at the time. The Quantum Flux-Dance of Life is held in the realm between Electricity and Magnetism, which are interchangeable, and in the flow between the Anode and Cathode of Existence, Yang becomes Yin, and back again, without end, as it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be. Amen. Connection to both poles is required, otherwise there is no flow. Light is only the visible part of the entire EM spectrum; the unseen is no less a part of things than the seen. Down at the molecular level, electricity and chemistry are the same. It is no co-incidence that the hemoglobin molecule juggles the magnetic iron in our blood, throwing up alternating fields that are transformed into electric current in the wiring of our nerves, (Qi), and that the Earth's core is molten iron that throws up the massive fields that allow enough energy in yet prevent our incineration; these in turn generate subtle but measurable currents in our bones as we move them through the corresponding magnetic flux. Our long bones, when flexed by torque of impact, generate piezo-electric currents that stimulate growth and healing. The densely concentrated nexus of magnetism in our brain is quantum-translated into the manifestation of thought. Whenever flow is sufficient to excite and resonate myriad analogous quantum-effect manifestations along all relevant channels, a self-perpetuating effect called quantum-boosting occurs, and proceeds as long as there is balance. In such a system, there is only the transformation of one thing into another. Thus, indeed, we may contemplate the idea that there is, after all, no Death. To properly enjoy and use our time here in this guise, we must constantly try to remind ourselves, or ask that we be made aware, so that we do not fear the inevitable turn as the other.

 
once again, CoJo, your post stopped me in my tracks and required a full read and subsequent re-read; how very well put.  If/when I ever get to experience some ayahuasca tea I might come up with something similar to say about existence.  Peace be upon you, from Seattle; and ROCK ON!  
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
There's that lump in my throat again.
This tune from first time hearing a note here on RP some years back it just goes to some place I guess I'm trying to hide from.
Not a bad thing. But embarrassing if a co-worker walks by and asks "what's wrong?" and I have no answer.

My inner child? Inner demon?

Music. What would humanity be without it, souless?

 
{#Clap}

I arrived here with PSD , so thankful
a 7 - Quite Likeable  for me


There's that lump in my throat again.
This tune from first time hearing a note here on RP some years back it just goes to some place I guess I'm trying to hide from.
Not a bad thing. But embarrassing if a co-worker walks by and asks "what's wrong?" and I have no answer.

My inner child? Inner demon?

Music. What would humanity be without it, souless?
Wow that was rather deeply odd.
RP. My truth serum.

xoxoxoxox

the feels ... the feels are coming on strong!
{#Bananajam}
immeasurable "Thank You"s coloradojohn        Peace   : )
The exquisite lyrics and the angelic singing in this get me every time. The subject touches my soul in other ways, too... When I think of the departed, especially my pious grandmother Velma, or my friend Jamie, who died in an avalanche, a breeze will come, even on a sultry Tokyo summer night, as I once proved to a skeptical Okinawa gal I was dating at the time. The Quantum Flux-Dance of Life is held in the realm between Electricity and Magnetism, which are interchangeable, and in the flow between the Anode and Cathode of Existence, Yang becomes Yin, and back again, without end, as it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be. Amen. Connection to both poles is required, otherwise there is no flow. Light is only the visible part of the entire EM spectrum; the unseen is no less a part of things than the seen. Down at the molecular level, electricity and chemistry are the same. It is no co-incidence that the hemoglobin molecule juggles the magnetic iron in our blood, throwing up alternating fields that are transformed into electric current in the wiring of our nerves, (Qi), and that the Earth's core is molten iron that throws up the massive fields that allow enough energy in yet prevent our incineration; these in turn generate subtle but measurable currents in our bones as we move them through the corresponding magnetic flux. Our long bones, when flexed by torque of impact, generate piezo-electric currents that stimulate growth and healing. The densely concentrated nexus of magnetism in our brain is quantum-translated into the manifestation of thought. Whenever flow is sufficient to excite and resonate myriad analogous quantum-effect manifestations along all relevant channels, a self-perpetuating effect called quantum-boosting occurs, and proceeds as long as there is balance. In such a system, there is only the transformation of one thing into another. Thus, indeed, we may contemplate the idea that there is, after all, no Death. To properly enjoy and use our time here in this guise, we must constantly try to remind ourselves, or ask that we be made aware, so that we do not fear the inevitable turn as the other.
You might also like the Good Lovelies. If you like harmonies like this check 'em out.
opps, i just fell in love
reminds me too much of joni mitchell... down to 2...

edit 2017_04_18: just horrible, down to 1...
 pfwashburn9485 wrote:
Hauntingly Beautiful !
 
Yes it is {#Daisy}.
 VH1 wrote:
Well deserved name! Enough already! {#Stop}

 
Where do you people come from?  Too funny!  Incredibly beautiful song - but maybe a little like "wailing!"  Keep it coming, RP!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Utterly perfect.

  yes, it is!


Utterly perfect.
Refined voice, impeccable production, just lovely. Dropping little gems like this into the mix always works. Thank you.
 madaxeman wrote:
Utterly captivating. Songs like this are why I don't listen to R.P. more, every time I log in it costs me a fortune in CDs {#Laughing}

 

Right on!
This song, and this band, both make me proud to be a Winnipegger!
Well deserved name! Enough already! {#Stop}
Wonderful!
Musica maravilhosa, eleva nosso espírito e traz de volta o sentimento de saudade de algo que não sabemos bem o que é. Parabéns!!!
Beatifiul, reminds me of Emmylou. 
 madaxeman wrote:
Utterly captivating. Songs like this are why I don't listen to R.P. more, every time I log in it costs me a fortune in CDs {#Laughing}

 
Oh, yes - they've hooked me on quite a few. iTunes should be paying RP big time!
Such beautiful harmony and haunting chords. What a talented group! Would love to see them in concert.


                                                        When it snows, it snows
                                                             I catch a transport
                                                             I go to wolf-mother.
                                                        This is when she hungers.
 bam23 wrote:

All right. I should know better than to reply. However, I am probably as aware of and familiar with the writing of the three you mention as are you. I will not deny that the US has been and continues to be responsible for ill-considered and destructive actions, often at the behest of the worst that we have to offer. But if you think that a silly statement to the effect that everyone else in the world is united in a singular belief somehow proves your statement, then feel free to spout it. But claiming that something must be true because lots of others believe it is sloppy thinking at best. What if I question any of these beliefs? Does this make me wrong because others think differently? Millions of people in those other countries believe that upon death they will be airlifted to an eternal paradise (results may vary somewhat, depending on where a person learned of this magic). I suppose they must be correct because so many believe this. Seems like a pretty decent definition of delusional!

 
It looks like Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister is going to be hauled the International Court in The Hague to face charges of war crimes. Bush can't be far behind him.
Utterly captivating. Songs like this are why I don't listen to R.P. more, every time I log in it costs me a fortune in CDs {#Laughing}
Synchronicity! I have been hearing this lovely song in my head, and have been for days, I turn on RP and there it is!!!
I just saw them at the Kate Wolfe Music Festival. Man, can they perform! I'd say they're much better live. What gifted musicians they are!
Achingly beautiful…
Not only do I love this Wailin' Jennys song (which I discovered here and later bought), but I have to give big props to this trifecta about love, life and death: Patty Griffin's "Goodbye," Bruce Cockburn's "Closer to the Light" and "Arlington." Well played, RP DJ.

Very beautiful and meaningful - much preferred over their fast paced cutesy stuff.


Outstanding.  0743 on the east coast and a beautiful start to the day
 WonderLizard wrote:

I have a very good friend, a staunch Republican, who supported the Iraq war—as much as I did not. I said to him once, "Your guy invaded a sovereign nation based on false evidence, lied about it, and got reelected. My guy got a blow job in the Oval Office, lied about it, and got impeached."

 
Seems America did not like a president who fu**s,
but loved a president who fu*ked millions in the Middle East!

 
 Djoy wrote:
Oh how art and music can move us - Woody, Pete, Bob, Joan, the Weavers, Paul Robeson, & gospel did and do.  Here the Wailing Jenny's, the photo, and the political discussion attest. I really appreciate discussion without rancor.  Some good points made inlcuding Uncle Hud's.
It's time for Cheney & Bush to go.  
 

 
To go?

To go where? Just "go away" or going to hell?
 WonderLizard wrote:

Y'know, Stingy, there may be hope for you yet.

 
Thanks "Lizzy" - for your psycho tricks!
Feel already much better!


This song has the potential to make my weep!
The photo as well (leave alone my thoughts about "the warring States")

"10" 
Devastating…

https://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/848/cache/book-arlington-section-60-1_84883_990x742.jpg?01AD=3DM1nDQOD9QDvAyotd_R7RYDK3a8_M49bfYhdKSVz6wMwjeeCy4Dbig&01RI=A88FBB70AB890AE&01NA=

 


 Stingray wrote:

Keep your believes, continue to live a lie. If I were delusional, the whole world outside of DC would be too, since the FREE WORLD shares my view and goes way beyond it!

In 6 weeks is Christmas - get yourself a history book, if Chris Hedges, Prof. Chomsky and Glen Greewald are not already forbidden in US-bookshops!

Delusional - you bet! 

 
All right. I should know better than to reply. However, I am probably as aware of and familiar with the writing of the three you mention as are you. I will not deny that the US has been and continues to be responsible for ill-considered and destructive actions, often at the behest of the worst that we have to offer. But if you think that a silly statement to the effect that everyone else in the world is united in a singular belief somehow proves your statement, then feel free to spout it. But claiming that something must be true because lots of others believe it is sloppy thinking at best. What if I question any of these beliefs? Does this make me wrong because others think differently? Millions of people in those other countries believe that upon death they will be airlifted to an eternal paradise (results may vary somewhat, depending on where a person learned of this magic). I suppose they must be correct because so many believe this. Seems like a pretty decent definition of delusional!
Oh how art and music can move us - Woody, Pete, Bob, Joan, the Weavers, Paul Robeson, & gospel did and do.  Here the Wailing Jenny's, the photo, and the political discussion attest. I really appreciate discussion without rancor.  Some good points made inlcuding Uncle Hud's.
It's time for Cheney & Bush to go.  
 
https://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Remembrance+Wreaths+Placed+Arlington+National+3QAwvV3jKwKl.jpg

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photo+of+woman+in+arlington+cemetery&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fJSmVM76JomqUfjLg5gL&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=833

and also
https://www.zimbio.com/pictures/FXHGflEW3G8/Remembrance+Wreaths+Placed+Arlington+National/hCPkVTrMU9K
 Pedro1874 wrote:

Ditto {#Yes}

 
https://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/848/cache/book-arlington-section-60-1_84883_990x742.jpg?01AD=3DM1nDQOD9QDvAyotd_R7RYDK3a8_M49bfYhdKSVz6wMwjeeCy4Dbig&01RI=A88FBB70AB890AE&01NA=
 hansk wrote:
Oh, no.  What happened to that sad and beautiful photo that accompanied some of the comments below, with the young woman lying in front of a grave at Arlington Cemetery?  It was a perfect compliment to the song and I hope whoever posted it can find again the link.

 
Ditto {#Yes}
Oh, no.  What happened to that sad and beautiful photo that accompanied some of the comments below, with the young woman lying in front of a grave at Arlington Cemetary?  It was a perfect compliment to the song and I hope whoever posted it can find again the link.
 fredriley wrote:
Thanks for this. Some weeks ago I visited the German war cemetery at Cannock Chase, in the English Midlands, and was very moved by the experience. Thousands of simple graves, as at Arlington, of men who died for another man's cause. Each one a son, a man, a real person. The sheer waste of life is simple and obvious. Those who agitate for war should be made to visit such places and to contemplate and meditate on what war does.

 
One correction, sir:  Those who agitate for war should be made to pick up a gun and fight it.

With respect,

unclehud, US Navy veteran

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ON TOPIC .... aren't these the same Wailing Jennies that often appear on A Prairie Home Companion?


I have seen these ladies on 2 continents and wish many could have the same good fortune.

Simple. Good. Pure music.


I've always liked this captivating song, but today, seeing images of the Pearl Harbor attack on its anniversary and reading accounts of all that wanton destruction and suffering reminds me that even though we have surely learned and absorbed this eons ago, this type of human-inflicted collective self-punishment has been repeated countless times everywhere in the world since, and it really hits me hard.
 WonderLizard wrote:

I have a very good friend, a staunch Republican, who supported the Iraq war—as much as I did not. I said to him once, "Your guy invaded a sovereign nation based on false evidence, lied about it, and got reelected. My guy got a blow job in the Oval Office, lied about it, and got impeached."

 
Did your Republican friend have anything to say to that?

Shrub definitely got away with a lot during his time in office and failed upwards as he'd already done through much of his life. I do wonder whether he was genuinely suckered into believing the evidence about WMD programs: George simply is not very bright. Darth Cheney was too paranoid to trust American intelligence-gathering agencies and incompetent when it came to filtering out bad intel. The administration's notion that the invasion would trend neatly into a brief, peaceful occupation (paying for itself through Iraqi oil revenue, according to Paul Wolfowitz)...well, that notion was a clear sign that Bush's inner circle had no idea what it was doing. 

I had to laugh when people made positive noises about Dubya's painting efforts—he's not David Hockney, folks, that really is the very best he can do!—but it's sickening that Americans are already willing to forget all the death and suffering he's caused. And causing: Iraq continues to smolder, with a large portion of its northern territory in the hands of the Islamic State. 

I'll give the GOP this: when it screws up, it screws up BIG.  
 bam23 wrote:

I am not sure that this comment deserves a response. However, if you truly believe that America has an appetite for worldwide wars, you are living a delusion. 

 
Keep your believes, continue to live a lie. If I were delusional, the whole world outside of DC would be too, since the FREE WORLD shares my view and goes way beyond it!

In 6 weeks is Christmas - get yourself a history book, if Chris Hedges, Prof. Chomsky and Glen Greewald are not already forbidden in US-bookshops!

Delusional - you bet! 
Why must 10 be the limit?

All possible points for album, song, voice, musicians and art-work!

STUNNING! 
What a lovely, haunting song. I give it an 8. 
Shivers in a good profound way. 
 kcar wrote:

How do you keep moments like this in front of voters when politicians beat the drums of war? We all got suckered into believing that the Iraq war was about revenge for 9/11 and protection against WMDs. Sometimes war is necessary but our government has to be reminded of the human cost of war when it starts talking tough.  

 
I have a very good friend, a staunch Republican, who supported the Iraq war—as much as I did not. I said to him once, "Your guy invaded a sovereign nation based on false evidence, lied about it, and got reelected. My guy got a blow job in the Oval Office, lied about it, and got impeached."
Fabulous.  Thanks RP.  Instant 9 from me.
7.8!!!   :)  Deserves it.
 zepher wrote:
I always think of Arlington National Cemetery.....




 
Thanks for this. Some weeks ago I visited the German war cemetery at Cannock Chase, in the English Midlands, and was very moved by the experience. Thousands of simple graves, as at Arlington, of men who died for another man's cause. Each one a son, a man, a real person. The sheer waste of life is simple and obvious. Those who agitate for war should be made to visit such places and to contemplate and meditate on what war does.
 Stingray wrote:
Could potentially make me cry...

 
Y'know, Stingy, there may be hope for you yet.
Stingray, it's good to see you positive. Congrats to you.

You are truely an awesome DJ, Bill.

I really have to say so today (for the first time).

 

Le Vent Nous Portera followed by Arlington 

is a choice not many would (be able to) make!

 

I am just talking about the lyrics of two murderous songs!

COMPLIMENT!!


    Isn't it strange
    How little we change
    Isn't it sad we're insane
    Playing the games that we know end in tears
    The games we've been playing for thousands and thousands and...

Lyrics from "Point me at the sky", by Roger Waters and David Gilmour


 zepher wrote:
I always think of Arlington National Cemetery.....



Where do you go little bird
When it snows, when it snows
When the world turns to sleep
Do you know, do you know
Is there something in the wind
Breathes a chill in your heart and life in your wings
Does it whisper 'start again'
Start again Where is the sun in the night
Is it cold, is it cold
Does it feel left behind
All alone, all alone
Does it wander through the dark
Does it wait for the dawn, wish on a star
Does it stray very far
Very far Where is your home restless wind
Is it there, is it here
Do you search for a place to belong
Search in vain, search in fear
Or is your spirit everywhere
Is your voice every tree
Your soul of the air
If there's no home is there no death
Is there no death


 
Crushing.  Perfect.  You just raised this song from an 8 to a 10 for me.  I live in DC and am occasionally in Arlington National Cemetery for work.  I will hear this song in my head next time I go.  Thank you.