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Suzanne Vega — 12 Mortal Men
Album: Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers
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Released: 2016
Length: 2:39
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Where I'm from
There's poverty
All kinds of inequality

Nobody comes here
Nobody leaves

Don't have to go far
Even to see
The Whipping Report
In the library.
Hear one voice
Start singing
In the dirt
Twelve picks are ringing

Nobody comes here
Nobody leaves

Don't have to go far
Even to see
12 mortal men bound
In a song of liberty.

Don't have to go far
The music I hear,
Is 12 mortal men singing
In ecstasy and fear.

In my heart
I see a crowd
A thousand, souls marching and proud

Everyone gathered
Each one is loved.
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NO MORE VEGA!! PLEASE. STOP it - far too much played here. Booring voice and music IMO.
 lily34 wrote:
doesn't even sound like her. which is kind of a good thing.

 
Her voice has matured. I like it
found these:

"Twelve Mortal Men"
Where I'm from
There's poverty
All kinds of inequality Nobody comes here
Nobody leaves Don't have to go far
Even to see
The Whipping Report
In the library.
Hear one voice
Start singing
In the dirt
Twelve picks are ringing Nobody comes here
Nobody leaves Don't have to go far
Even to see
12 mortal men bound
In a song of liberty. Don't have to go far
The music I hear,
Is 12 mortal men singing
In ecstasy and fear. In my heart
I see a crowd
A thousand, souls marching and proud Everyone gathered
Each one is loved.

heard a fabulous interview with Suzanne on NPR last night  (www.npr.org)
 KalleB wrote:


Dying healthy instead?

The health hype is making me insane!

 
Listened to Marianne Faithful lately?
 KalleB wrote:


Dying healthy instead?

The health hype is making me insane!

 
You ever hear of quality of life?


Not as good as Twelve Angry Men. 
doesn't even sound like her. which is kind of a good thing.
I am pleasantly surprised at this latest effort of hers...has a breathy, Nora Jones-kinda style and languor in her voice, and nice music...
There's a film noir movie script in those lyrics, just waiting to be written.
 flyboy50 wrote:
Dear Suzanne.  You have a great voice and songwriting ability.  Don't destroy it with cigarrettes.  A Warning from the Musical General.

 

Dying healthy instead?

The health hype is making me insane!
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Leonard Cohen lives on!

 
Definitely hear this swing in her vocals and also in the lyrics.
 flyboy50 wrote:
Dear Suzanne.  You have a great voice and songwriting ability.  Don't destroy it with cigarrettes.  A Warning from the Musical General.

 
I believe she's just posing as Carson McCullers, recreating a picture of her.
Leonard Cohen lives on!
Wow - this is a surprise! I like it.
Dear Suzanne.  You have a great voice and songwriting ability.  Don't destroy it with cigarrettes.  A Warning from the Musical General.