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Saturday, 13 November 2010


FOUR WINDS is an amazing song that I constantly keep I guess thats more like consistently enjoying (?) but never mind...written by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and first appeared on the Cassadaga album from 2006 .The song has timeless country sound largely fueled by the distinct violin hook and Oberst poetic lyrics filled with vivid imagery.

It turns out The Killers did a cover of it as b-side to one of their (generic-europopesque-bassy-pop tunes) last year!.....(I do like The Killers...but you know...there's not that much to say about them any more)

Anyway here's The Killers version

...and the original (unfortunately the single version hasn't got the long violin intro...fuckin' MTV!)

Personally I'll take the original and the violin over bassy synths any day....but good songs can take many incarnations...this is one.

...A squatter's made a mural of a Mexican girl
With fifteen cans of spray paint in a chemical swirl
She's standing in the ashes at the end of the world
Four winds blowing through her hair...

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