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Crooner Andy Williams made some press last week for attacking President Obama.  He accused the President of “following Marxist theory” and said Obama “wants the country to fail.”   Yet in the long run, Williams will not be remembered for his own words, but the words of others.  Among his most famous songs was “Moon River,” written by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini.   The song was first performed by Audrey Hepburn for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Williams sang it at the 1962 Academy Awards (where it won Best Original Song), and it became one of his standards.  The lyric begin:

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way

Here are the full lyrics and a performance of the song. [...]

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Sunday Song Lyric:

The VC may have a new blog platform, but I thought it was a good day for a classic song lyric.  David Bowie is among my favorite artists and songwriters of all time, and “The Man Who Sold the World” is among my favorite Bowie songs, even if the original studio version is a bit off.   The song begins:

We passed upon the stair
We spoke of what and when
Although I wasn’t there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke  into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long, long time ago

Here are the song, the  full lyrics and a live version from a few years back.  (I’ve always preferred live versions – I particularly enjoyed hearing this song at a 1995 concert when Bowie was touring with Nine Inch Nails.) [...]

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Sunday Song Lyric:

Depeche Mode has a new album. No, really. Here’s the opening of NME‘s review:

While it’s obvious what to do when you’re too old to rock (buy a stool, invest in an acoustic, learn how to play ‘In The Pines’), there’s no real career path for synth-pop acts like Depeche Mode to follow. After all, they can’t play unplugged gigs, can they? On their 12th album and 29 years into their career, the Basildon bondage boys have switched down a gear by hunting for vintage synths and drum machines on eBay, imagining an alternative past where technology froze at some point round 1990, but their desire to make futuristic music didn’t. So the album doesn’t sound old but there’s a refreshing warmth emanating from these fizzing and burbling Moogs and Parker Steinway keyboards.

I’m not sure if I’ll pick up the CD. I rarely listen to all the old DMCDs I have now, though there was a time I couldn’t get enough of Some Great Reward. The album title came from “Lie to Me,” a song that could just has easily been about politics as seduction.

Promises made for convenience
Aren’t necessarily
What we need
Truth is a word
That’s lost its meaning
The truth has become
Merely half-truth
So lie to me
Like they do it in the factory
Make me think
That at the end of the day
Some great reward
Will be coming my way

Here’s a live performance. And for those curious, here’s the video for new single, “Wrong.” [...]

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