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Sarah McLachlan — Gloomy Sunday (Live)
Album: Rarities, B-Sides, And Other Stuff
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:44
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Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless,
Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you

Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you
Gloomy Sunday

Sunday is gloomy
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be flowers and prayers that are sad,
I know, let them not weep,
Let them know that I'm glad to go

Death is no dream,
For in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you
Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming
I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you
Asleep in the deep of
My heart
Dear

Darling I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday
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nshifley wrote:
Also, a good part of that guitar riff I've heard somewhere. Am I thinking of House of the Rising Sun. Can't remember how that goes... No, I think it's a Zepellin song. Hm...
Baby I'm gonna leave you ... Led Zeppelin
nick_valensi wrote:
yuk
Agreed
hcaudill wrote:
No way. This is the worst version of this song I've ever heard.
Then we disagree. Or you've heard something truly transcendental.
nshifley wrote:
Also, a good part of that guitar riff I've heard somewhere. Am I thinking of House of the Rising Sun. Can't remember how that goes... No, I think it's a Zepellin song. Hm...
Babe, I'm gonna leave you
this is definitely a downer but at least she's breaking out of her formula.
I think this is a nice version of this song...but not for the radio, unless its late at night. I love Heather's version and Sara Brightman's version as well.
kill me now...
winter wrote:
Take that, Heather Nova. Here's how it's done.
No way. This is the worst version of this song I've ever heard.
yuk
Heartrending. I get chills listening to this. Take that, Heather Nova. Here's how it's done.
mrmojorisin wrote:
Damn! She must have had one hell of a hangover! I really wanted to like this song, but I find it kinda dull and oversung.
Welcome to the music of Sarah McLachlan. I actually usually don't like her stuff, but this is not bad at all. She breaks out of that box she always seems to sing and play piano in. Also, a good part of that guitar riff I've heard somewhere. Am I thinking of House of the Rising Sun. Can't remember how that goes... No, I think it's a Zepellin song. Hm...
mrmojorisin wrote:
I really wanted to like this song, but I find it kinda dull and oversung.
I'll grant that it is overflowing with emotion. But that's exactly what I admire in this track. It's not the most cheerful of songs.
Damn! She must have had one hell of a hangover! I really wanted to like this song, but I find it kinda dull and oversung.
Voice of an angel.
jah_blessed wrote:
Even though I find Sarah's later work (Surfacing, Afterglow) to be bland and boring
I really dig Sarah, especially for her live sets. Its sad that her later music, like much of those that were involved in her Lilith project, strove toward the Industry's so-called 'next level', quite literally a deal with an extremely attractive devil. Her work, there after, rung as manufactured, processed, or otherwise polished. It is becoming increasingly evident to me as I age with my musical tastes, authenticity is quality much treasured by artists but impossible to fake.
My upload! This shows off Sarah's vocal talents really well. She puts in so much emotion. This was recorded early in her career. (1991 or thereabouts.) I remember her playing this song at a solo acoustic set in Paradiso, Amsterdam on May 2, 1999. (Incidentally also my 24th birthday.) She told us that she hadn't played her next song for a long time. I let out a cry of excitement when I found out it was Gloomy Sunday. It was magical! Just her guitar and her voice, live and unprocessed. It's hard to express what it did to me. It took me to a higher state of existence. Even though I find Sarah's later work (Surfacing, Afterglow) to be bland and boring, I'll always love her for that acoustic set. It lasted for only 30 minutes or so, but it'll remain burned in my mind forever. Jah bless you Sarah! :meditate: