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The Wailin' Jennys — Arlington
Album: 40 Days
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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
Comments (559)add comment
 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. 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

———————

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.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, yes, in that sense, all grief is private; but in the end I don't see how you can separate Mary McHugh's grief from the war that caused it. It's a military cemetery.

 
Very good point. I wonder about the discussions Mary and her fiance had when he decided to enlist and seek hazardous duty. It was so kind and generous of her to take time out of her grief to talk to the photographer. 

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.  
 thediceareloaded wrote:
here you will find the story behind the photo:

https://blog.gettyimages.com/2010/05/27/memorial-day-at-arlington-national-cemetery/#.UubCiWSIUy4 

I am not sure I would interpret the photo as a anti-war-photo. Instead of an political message or a statement against a war I just see overwhelming grieve and sadness, and maybe that is enough? 

 
Wow. Reading that was painful. Clearing the tears from eyes.
Bill, you've nailed it with the playlist today.  Thanks...
 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. And yet, you somehow can find sympathy for one of those war-mongering, likely evil, Americans who is apparently capable of being emotionally affected by the death of another. A bit of reflection might be useful: The citizens of a nation do not necessarily approve of the actions of those in power. If you pay any attention to American today, it would be obvious that the war-mongering faction does indeed exist, much as is the case in probably any society composed of humans, but that a large fraction of the country does NOT have any appetite for war and many actively work to avoid war. I suppose it is easy to make broad charges that sweep away any distinctions that are inconsistent with the premise. But it's a lazy approach to understanding the world.



 
Thank you.  Finally we are hearing some reason and common sense on the comment board.  6 years ago 10 of the most regular commenters here would have called you a troll for writing something like this.  Beware, they are watching you and following you now probably.

Edit: I re read the post and the third sentence is very odd but the rest is good.  Who is evil in the photo and why?  I do not agree anyone in the photo is evil.  Strange comment...
 thediceareloaded wrote:
here you will find the story behind the photo:

https://blog.gettyimages.com/2010/05/27/memorial-day-at-arlington-national-cemetery/#.UubCiWSIUy4 

I am not sure I would interpret the photo as a anti-war-photo. Instead of an political message or a statement against a war I just see overwhelming grieve and sadness, and maybe that is enough? 

 
Well, yes, in that sense, all grief is private; but in the end I don't see how you can separate Mary McHugh's grief from the war that caused it. It's a military cemetery.
here you will find the story behind the photo:

https://blog.gettyimages.com/2010/05/27/memorial-day-at-arlington-national-cemetery/#.UubCiWSIUy4 

I am not sure I would interpret the photo as a anti-war-photo. Instead of an political message or a statement against a war I just see overwhelming grieve and sadness, and maybe that is enough? 
 Stingray wrote:

A truely-truely HEARTBREAKING PHOTO below.

I have no sympathy for America's appetite for worldwide war$.

Still - I feel endlessly sorry for this lady. Now I am about to....! Fu*k!



 
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. And yet, you somehow can find sympathy for one of those war-mongering, likely evil, Americans who is apparently capable of being emotionally affected by the death of another. A bit of reflection might be useful: The citizens of a nation do not necessarily approve of the actions of those in power. If you pay any attention to American today, it would be obvious that the war-mongering faction does indeed exist, much as is the case in probably any society composed of humans, but that a large fraction of the country does NOT have any appetite for war and many actively work to avoid war. I suppose it is easy to make broad charges that sweep away any distinctions that are inconsistent with the premise. But it's a lazy approach to understanding the world.


{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss} ..... v nice 8 >>>>>>>>>>>>> 9
Beautiful harmonies this one
 WonderLizard wrote:

OMG. What a picture. Someone once said that war is where old men send young men to die.




 
Agreed, that is a very good photo. Wow.  

A quote that I know and love is "Draft old men's money, not young men's lives".
 fitzworld wrote:
... The melody and intonation of the singing is depressing!!

 
I think it was crafted to do just that.

A truely-truely HEARTBREAKING PHOTO below.

I have no sympathy for America's appetite for worldwide war$.

Still - I feel endlessly sorry for anybody feeling this way, as shown on this heartbreaking photo!


Could potentially make me cry...
 fitzworld wrote:
It's an "okay" song but it has a whiny quality that gets old quickly! No wonder they're call the Wailin' Jennys. I like ballads but this is really getting on my nerves. The melody and intonation of the singing is depressing!!

 

Amen to that. 
One of my favorite 100 albums.
Bill! Stop this! I need to get out of the house, and I'm trapped by this song parade...David Bowie, Dandy Warhols, Rolling Stones, Enigma, and now the Wailin' Jennys. I'll never get out of here at this rate...

The Wailin Jennys are coming to the Crest in Sacramento in December and to Berkeley in January. I have killer seats for both shows!!! They are amazing in concert 
 smackiepipe wrote:

The whole album is!

 
YES! ABSOLUTELY!!
 WonderLizard wrote:

OMG. What a picture. Someone once said that war is where old men send young men to die.


 

Heartwrenching photo - I wish this lover found peace!

Sucks so much to see this woman in silent pain! 

This photo should be shown to young recruit-IDIOTS!

 

PS:  1.5 million dead Iraqi freedom-fighters had lovers too...

 


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 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


 
OMG. What a picture. Someone once said that war is where old men send young men to die.



It's an "okay" song but it has a whiny quality that gets old quickly! No wonder they're call the Wailin' Jennys. I like ballads but this is really getting on my nerves. The melody and intonation of the singing is depressing!!
 eve_silver wrote:
I usually like the whailin' jennys, but i think, this song is lame

 
I will steadfastly support your right to have this opinion. I disagree with it but dissenting opnions make me feel that there is still a place in the world for free thought, individualism and taste.
 kingart wrote:

Oh, please. Visit the Wizard of Oz transplant department and get a heart. It's a bit melancholy, it won't be blasting out my earphones, but it's nonetheless a beautiful song. 

 
Yes, and it gets this listener just there, in the heart. Moving and beautiful. 9 from the lachrymose Nottingham jury.
Even though they share the drum, this is far more affective than the preceding song.
 eve_silver wrote:
I usually like the whailin' jennys, but i think, this song is lame

 
Oh, please. Visit the Wizard of Oz transplant department and get a heart. It's a bit melancholy, it won't be blasting out my earphones, but it's nonetheless a beautiful song. 
I usually like the whailin' jennys, but i think, this song is lame
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

Beaut-eous. Luscious harmony. 
Simply beautiful.
 ericconrad wrote:
What a gorgeous song.
 
The whole album is!
What a gorgeous song.
 rdo wrote:

I lived in Arlington too (VA).  I am not sure what that has to do with this song, but then I am not sure what the word Arlington has to do with this song either.
 
I worked in Arlington VA. I am not sure what that has to do with this song, but then I am not sure why people are obsessing over its meaning vis-à-vis various American cities. 

Maybe we should all get stoned and obsess about LP covers for a few hours... {#Cowboy}
My last play was 15 minutes ago, and nearly every day since I heard it on November 1st, 2012.  This song is close to religion for me...I grieve for the 26 from another city.
First time I have heard them, pretty impressed.
Really like their music but their name is so annoying.
 Hannio wrote:
I went to high school in Arlington (TX).  Not that it has anything to do with this song.
 
I went to high school in Due West, SC.  Oh wait, I get it now!  (insert doofus chiuckle here)