Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby B4real » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:02 pm

Isn't it strange how a song can just grab you for a time?
At the moment an "Avalanche" is falling on me.
"The Window" is knocking on the door and "The Traitor" is deceiving me!
I wonder what wil happen to me next week?
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby seadove » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:18 pm

B4real wrote:Isn't it strange how a song can just grab you for a time?
At the moment an "Avalanche" is falling on me.
"The Window" is knocking on the door and "The Traitor" is deceiving me!
I wonder what wil happen to me next week?
Sounds like you'll have to make a new compilation. ;-)
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Lilifyre » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:33 pm

Ever since the show in St.Louis, I've been stuck on "Waiting for the Miracle". Such a haunting melody. It just seems to eat at my brain.

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Stamatina » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:28 pm

Take This Waltz & Closing Time own me for the last week.
Closing Time makes me want to dance all the time and it's fun. Take This Waltz owns me probably because Lorca's work has been recently added to my library.. :)
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby B4real » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:30 pm

Hi Seadove,

Watch this space ;-) :)
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby QueenofSolitude » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:05 pm

right now I'm going through Joan of Arc and all of it's covers. The covers are very, very beautiful but Leonards is absolutely by far the best interpretation of the song. So utterly beautiful the images of her marrying the flame...just cannot tear myself away. :neutral: :cry: :roll:
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby JOHN LLWL » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:32 pm

Still, Master song.
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby B4real » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:15 pm

Well what a mood swing!

I’m now opening with “Closing Time”. All those blouses flying through the air puts you right in a toe tapping mood. Then again, I’m slowing down a bit so I’m having to go for “Take This Waltz”. Oops! Seems I had enough time on my feet and now I’m asking “Do I Have To Dance All Night?” That's my favourite for now. :)

That’s the versatility of Leonard’s music. There are so many levels – it’s like peeling the layers of an onion! Mind you, the center is much sweeter!!
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Yorkshire Lad » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:39 pm

For some reason at the moment I cannot get Tower of Song out of my mind and although I have always liked the song and listened it thousands of times I am now discovering what brilliant meaningfull lyrics these are about loss , love and his passion for music .On first inspection the song is a simple song about a musician growing old but deeper analysis reveals much more . I might not be interpreting his lyrics correctly but does that really matter so long as the message you receive is of benefit to you .
Leonard's songs will always provoke debate in my mind as to their meaning that is part of the reason I love his work so much and the fact that they can be interpreted in so many different ways by so many different people only adds to the mystic
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby LisaLCFan » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Suzanne is my favourite of the moment. Last night I watched numerous youtubes of Leonard performing it on the current tour, and then listened to the various CD versions several times. I just can't get enough of it! (I'm particularly enamoured of the live performances. Leonard sings with such emotion!)

And I totally agree with Yorkshire Lad about finding different meanings in Leonard's songs at different times (and by different people). The lyrics are so rich and deep that different layers become apparent even long after one thinks they've heard all there is to hear! Brilliant!
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Alsiony » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:10 pm

Right now, at this kind of 'moment in time', I am (yet again), having a big thing for 'A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes'

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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby SuzanneT » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:40 pm

:idea: Right now my favorite songs are "Waiting for a miracle," "Anthem", "Avalanche" and "Suzanne" ..I am now Waiting for the miracle that my friend gets well, then I could sing the national Anthem, it would do it for me was an Avalanche of joy. Under it all, quietly sign it..Suzanne(T) :idea:
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby Stamatina » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:23 pm

Right now I've fallen in love with Minute Prologue and Passing Through from Live Songs and I adore the french verse of the song he speaks at the beginning of Bird On A Wire, so I keep listening to them all the time.
I'm adoring Queen Victoria, too..

Yeah, I got Live Songs only recently, so I haven't burnt it totally yet, that's why I'm still so unbelievably enthusiastic lately.. :razz:
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby QueenofSolitude » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:01 pm

Stamatina, I love Live Songs! It's one of those albums that's really beautiful to listen to when theres time to hear the whole thing, just like Isle of Wight. I recently downloaded a concert in Israel from 1979, I think, and he does a 5 minute intro to Suzanne which makes me tear up every time. LC live is such a wonderful treat and I feel like each time I hear it, I'm hearing it for the first time, always with wonder and a heart engorged with love :D
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Re: Favorite LC song RIGHT NOW

Postby B4real » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:51 am

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