A sad Peter Gabriel double shot

>> Sunday, January 16, 2011

Writing about Devo yesterday, I found myself thinking about another song: Peter Gabriel's rending "Mother Of Violence."

Maybe that's related to another Peter Gabriel song that's been on my mind since last weekend, "Family Snapshot":

Tomorrow we remember the life of another murder victim, don't we? Mm. Maybe all times are dark times and we just try to hang onto the glimmers of bright that seep through the cracks in the walls. Sorry--maybe that was more of a downer than I meant for it to be.

We pull through because what's the alternative, I guess I'm trying to say. And sometimes the songs give us something to anchor the ropes we cling to while we try to find those lights. Or something.


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