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Peter Gabriel Covers Tom Waits For The Voice Project
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 July 2010 11:24
Written by Jeff from
Monday, 12 July 2010 10:11

Peter Gabriel ยป Tom Waits from The Voice Project on Vimeo.

Thinking of what to say about this video and the Stephin Merritt lyric “not for all my little words” came to mind. There’s a couple reasons for that, but basically Peter pretty much says what needs to be said. You can see it’s a heartfelt performance and really is a truly “beautiful piece of writing” by Tom Waits… but also in the grand scheme of things, it’s one of those times we just had to sit back and take it in for a moment. The message being passed in song by some women in one of the longest terrorized places in the world, just some words and melodies that they hoped would reach those they loved hiding nearby, hopeless and scared in the bush, or maybe at most few dozen kilometers away in Southern Sudan or

Eastern Congo, that their voices could have carried so far, that their message could have made it all this way, still being carried and amplified by each who has passed it on…

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