audio review : Cryin Through The Night ( song ) … Stevie Wonder

Stevie wonders why he has the blues. It’s because he lost the best woman he’s ever had to a friend of his. That means his friend, a guyfriend, stole his girlfriend. Colloquialisms aside, it’s another case of romantic heartbreak. So instead of sleeping, all this sorrowful ex can do is weep, all night, “like a weeping willow”. The music is a bit zesty for the theme, but the best parts are the way the horns go soaring through the bridge.

my rating = 4 of 5

1987

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the song lyrics to Bang by Tori Amos

the song lyrics to Bang by Tori Amos

Bang went the gun on their tongue.
Word crucifixion toward immigrants shunned.
“Immigrants; that’s who we all are
cause we’re all made of stars,”
you said to them. Ah yes, you did.

Bang went the universe.
Hydrogen lusting for helium’s burst.
A mighty sun’s dance of death;
exploding supernova.
One story’s end seeds another to begin.

Then the Heavens opened and then I heard voices joined in hosannas.
Breathlessly I saw your star.

So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.
So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.
So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.

And then you took my hand. Oh yes, you did.

Bang! The world now traumatized
by a cluster of hostile humans who side
with their warlords of hate.
So we must out-create
with the backbone of night to rehumanize.

Then the Heavens opened and then I heard voices joined in hosannas.
And their tower of confusion could not drown the light from your star.

So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.
So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.
So bright, it blinded me. I had to shield my eyes.

And then you lit the path. Oh yes, you did.

“Can’t they see,” he said to me, “that we all are molecular machines?”
Goals and dreams. All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be.

Oxygen and carbon; part of our molecular machine.
Goals and dreams. All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be.

Hydrogen, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium.
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be.

Chlorine, magnesium, boron, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine.
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be.

Iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, silicon, tin, vanadium and zinc.
All I wanna be… a molecular machine.

2017