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Rufus Wainwright — Sanssouci
Album: Release The Stars
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Released: 2007
Length: 5:13
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Who will be at Sanssouci tonight
The boys that made me lose the blues
And then my eyesight
All together playing games of cards
Gambling the tiny shards of brass
Once my heart

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight
I'm lookin' through the window from the garden
Waiting for a call in my hotel room
I'm tired of writing elegies to boredom
I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight
Surely not the one that loves me truly, only
He's probably down at the stables there
Gently polishing my Cabriolet, only

I don't care I really want to go
So I'm opening the doorway to the ballroom
Callin' up some dude from my hotel room
I'm tired of writing elegies in general
I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight

Tonight, tonight

The candles seem to all have been blown out
Cupid's wings have cobweb rings and no one's about
Could it be I came to the wrong place
But I swear I saw them climb the stairs
That sweet master race

Who will be at Sanssouci tonight
It's only when you're outside that you notice
Only through the window you can see them
Once the door is open all will vanish
Ain't nobody at Sanssouci tonight

Tonight, tonight
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ginger wrote:
I was struck by the lameness of this, so went in search of the printed lyrics to see if maybe there was more to it?? They are so weird:
I'll help you with that one - way back when Rufus was doing drugs, partying and sleeping around, he suddenly went blind as a side effect of the drugs and alcohol. This song is bout how enticing that lifestyle looks like from the outside, but how empty it is really. Also, instead of referring to some actual contemporary nightclub, he uses Sanssouci, a famous castle in Berlin, as a metaphor.
Reminds me of Travis.
I was struck by the lameness of this, so went in search of the printed lyrics to see if maybe there was more to it?? They are so weird: Who will be at Sanssouci tonight? The boys that made me lose the blues tonight, and then my eyesight All together, playing games of cards Gambling the tiny shards of brass, once my heart Who will be at Sanssouci tonight? I'm lookin' through the window from the garden Waitin' for the call to my hotel room I'm tired of writing elegies to boredom I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight Who will be at Sanssouci tonight? Surely not the one that loves me truly, only He's probably down at the stables, there Gently polishing my cabriolet, only I don't care, I really want to go So I'm opening the door wide to the ballroom Callin' up some dude from my hotel room I'm tired of writing elegies in general I just want to be at Sanssouci tonight Tonight, tonight... The candles seem to all have been blown out Cupid's wings have cobweb rings and no one's about Could it be I came to the wrong place? But I swear I saw them climb the stairs, that sweet mystery Who will be at Sanssouci tonight? It's only when you're outside that you notice Only from the window you can see them Once the door is open, all will vanish Ain't nobody at Sanssouci tonight Tonight, tonight
artmarcia wrote:
Rufus Wainwright's voice always strikes me as SO DULL!!!!!! I can hardly stand to listen to him. I just don't get at all how much people seem to like him. ?????
every song is the same. whunh-whunh-whunh-uh-whunh-uh-uh. :rolleyes:
bodhisattva1031 wrote:
wow! this is fabulous :notworthy:
Really? I'm just not getting with this at all.
Rufus Wainwright's voice always strikes me as SO DULL!!!!!! I can hardly stand to listen to him.
wow! this is fabulous :notworthy: