History TearJerker / PeterGabriel

31st Aug '16 10:49:38 AM fauxtoast
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* Two words: "I Grieve". Especially when you take into account the real-life inspiration behind the song: [[AdultFear Gabriel's daughters were in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, and he had no way of contacting them to make sure they were okay.]] He has said that this song is dedicated to people who have been in similar situations.

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* Two words: "I Grieve". Especially Grieve". First released in 1998, the song took on more poignancy when you take into account the real-life inspiration behind the song: in an interview in 2002 he revealed both of [[AdultFear Gabriel's daughters were in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, and he had no way of contacting them to make sure they were okay.]] He has said that this song is dedicated the song to people who have been in similar situations.situations.
** Also sad in that it was one of the last songs to feature Gabriel's friend, Pakistani vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997 before the song's first appearance on the Film/CityOfAngels soundtrack.
8th Jun '16 10:28:54 AM Morgenthaler
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-->[[AnneSexton Anne]] with her father\\

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-->[[AnneSexton -->[[Creator/AnneSexton Anne]] with her father\\
25th May '16 9:13:48 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc Don't Give Up]]" is a prime example. Sounds like a cheesy title, but the lyrics, melody and KateBush doing supporting vocals all make it really work.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc Don't Give Up]]" is a prime example. Sounds like a cheesy title, but the lyrics, melody and KateBush Music/KateBush doing supporting vocals all make it really work.
9th Jan '15 8:09:51 AM spirasen
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-p2sbt_C4w Don't Give Up]]" is a prime example. Sounds like a cheesy title, but the lyrics, melody and KateBush doing supporting vocals all make it really work.

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* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-p2sbt_C4w com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc Don't Give Up]]" is a prime example. Sounds like a cheesy title, but the lyrics, melody and KateBush doing supporting vocals all make it really work.



* "My Body Is A Cage", originally by TearJerker/ArcadeFire, has always been a tearjerker. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev67C7Gts6Y Peter Gabriel took it]] and made it a ''triumphant'' one.

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* "My Body Is A Cage", originally by TearJerker/ArcadeFire, has always been a tearjerker. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev67C7Gts6Y com/watch?v=15E0swZPoQE Peter Gabriel took it]] and made it a ''triumphant'' one.
9th Jan '15 7:51:24 AM spirasen
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Friends have all gone home...there's my toy gun on the floor\\

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Friends have all gone home... there's my toy gun on the floor\\



I shoot into the light

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I shoot into the lightlight.



** And then there's Shannon Noll and Natalie Bassingthwaighte's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUmfWh9_tk&ob=av2e cover]]...

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** And then there's Shannon Noll and Natalie Bassingthwaighte's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUmfWh9_tk&ob=av2e com/watch?v=FMUmfWh9_tk cover]]...



** The acoustic/piano version [[UpToEleven makes the song even more heartbreaking]].

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** The acoustic/piano version [[UpToEleven makes the song even more heartbreaking]].



And wonder where they're falling to

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And wonder where they're falling toto.



* "Home Sweet Home"
* "Mercy Street"

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* "Home Sweet Home"
Home".
* "Mercy Street"Street".
18th Dec '14 9:07:05 PM PrincessTogezo
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* Two words: "I Grieve".

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* Two words: "I Grieve". Especially when you take into account the real-life inspiration behind the song: [[AdultFear Gabriel's daughters were in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, and he had no way of contacting them to make sure they were okay.]] He has said that this song is dedicated to people who have been in similar situations.
23rd Sep '14 8:40:28 AM wittylibrarian
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-->Anne with her father\\

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-->Anne -->[[AnneSexton Anne]] with her father\\
27th Jun '14 3:25:15 PM wittylibrarian
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* "Mercy Street"
-->Anne with her father\\
Is out in the boat\\
Riding the water\\
Riding the waves\\
On the sea...
27th May '14 3:59:01 PM TrustBen
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* The quiet, ending section of "Family Snapshot" (a song about Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone similar).

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* The quiet, ending section of "Family Snapshot" (a song about Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone similar).similar; Gabriel has sourced inspiration to Arthur Bremer, the attempted assassin of George Wallace).
12th Jan '14 6:24:53 PM Enish
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** The acoustic/piano version [[UpToEleven makes the song even more heartbreaking]].


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* "Home Sweet Home"
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