Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Cannot get enough of this Song of the Day: Kiss my Name by Antony and the Johnsons from The Crying Light

Spellbinding, abundantly beautiful, Antony orchestrates his most hypnotic voice amid violens, flutes, piano and dramatic melodies while he pleads 'Oh mama kiss my name, I am trying to be sane.' Just like the rest of The Crying Light, the single doesn't tire; it begs to be absorbed repeatedly as the record is undoubtedly the best thing these modern times have rustled up in quite a while. Poetic as Donovan and as arresting as Beethoven, Antony is my new musical Messiah.

Listen here: Antony & The Johnsons – Kiss My Name

Kiss my name
Mama in the afterglow
When the grass is green with grow
And my tears have turned to snow

I’m only a child
Born upon a grave
Dancing through the stations
Calling out my name

Oh mama kiss my name
I am trying to be sane
I’m trying to kiss my friends
And when broken, make amends

Kiss my name, the curtains white
The turtle doves embroider light
As I lie, murdered in ground
The rain compacting sodden sound
Of songs I sang the years before
When it was time to rain
Upon the coal that I became

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