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Origins: Motherland/Natalie Merchant

skarpi 13 Jul 09 - 07:14 PM
RTim 13 Jul 09 - 07:45 PM
Joe Offer 13 Jul 09 - 09:01 PM
skarpi 14 Jul 09 - 04:56 AM
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Subject: Origins: Motherland/Natalie Merchand
From: skarpi
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 07:14 PM

hallo all , inspearation of this song ??
what is it about ??
any one out there who knows ?

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Origins: Motherland/Natalie Merchand
From: RTim
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 07:45 PM

Hi - I don't know - but the whole CD is Great!!
Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Origins: Motherland/Natalie Merchant
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 09:01 PM

This YouTube video (click) has the lyrics and a performance of the song (not by Merchant). Very interesting song.

Here are the lyrics - I won't vouch for the quality of the transcription:

MOTHERLAND
(Songwriter????)


Where in the hell can you go far from the things that you know
Far from the sprawl of concrete that keeps crawling its way about 1,000 miles a day?
Take one last look behind, commit this to memory and mind.
Don't miss this wasteland, this terrible place.
When you leave keep your heart off your sleeve.

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep.
Keep me safe, lie with me, stay beside me don't go.
Don't you go.
Oh, my five & dime queen tell me what have you seen?
The lust and the avarice, the bottomless, cavernous greed, is that what you see?

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep.
Keep me safe, lie with me, stay beside me don't go.

It's your happiness I want most of all and for that I'd do anything at all, oh mercy me!
If you want the best of it or the most of all, if there's anything I can do at all.

Now come on shot gun bride what makes me envy your life?
Faceless, nameless, innocent, blameless and free, what's that like to be?

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep.
Keep me safe, lie with me, stay beside me don't go.
Don't go.

Here (click) is a video of Natalie Merchant performing the song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Motherland/Natalie Merchant
From: skarpi
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 04:56 AM

jamm well I have the song and the lyric ,
but what is the song about , what was it that gave her
the inspearation to make this lyric /tune .

Becouse the lyric , could tell us about what is happening
here in Iceland , now in the crisis , people are leaving the Island
many thousands of them ,,,,..... and I sure know this song is not about
Iceland . :>)


all the best Skarpi ICeland .


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