Paul Simon – "Slip S lidin' Away"
So heartbreaking when he sings, “A good day is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been.”
Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou – "The Homeless Wanderer"
Such a fragile thing—there’s this delicate certainty to her music.
It's hard to pick a favorite song on Estudando o Samba, but Emilie fantasizes about singing backup on this one some day.
“Memories of planing lakes" and "the cows that agriculture won't allow." What more needs to be said?
Sangaré's voice is so melancholic, but powerful when she sings, "Oh death, oh death. Death is too hard. Death is too cruel." It slays us every time.
We always listen to this record in the late evening…gives us permission to go to bed and try again tomorrow.
Required listening for all USians.
We always come back to Cohen's long poem song.