Another selection from "H to He Who Am The Only One". This is the saddest and one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I simply can't describe the cry of sorrow Peter Hammill's voice suggests here more than elsewhere. The claustrophobic lyrics, of course, accomplish this frustrating, dark and heartbreaking picture. So, I wonder, am I just a masochist listening again and again to such a depressing track? Well no, because I don't feel bad after the ordeal... on the contrary I reach an ecstatic mood and I'm grateful to the man that wrote this song. I even happen to remember Chateaubriand writing that the human heart expresses itself better in sadness than in joy.
Another Paul Whitehead's cover!
This is also the first VDGG's song I liked, so that I'm convinced that human heart is also specially suitable in identifying grief and this is also a common way to know we're all brothers and we share the same destiny. Now, if a song learned so much to me, should I stop listening to it?
I love VDGG. But we have to say a thing: Peter Hammill's voice is like a wonderful woman. She could dress with a burlap sack and she will remain a wonderful woman.ReplyDelete
I completely agree. I could even say Hammil's not a voice, it's a state of mind.ReplyDelete