Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Song of the Day: "Cascade" by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Some mornings—like today, half-knocked down by a cold but with lots to do—there's only one cure for what ails me. It's the song "Cascade" by alt-rock goth queen Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees.

My, I feel cool for being able to spell her mouthful of a name. And I love the drama of the lyrics, and her gift for metaphor: "Oh the air, was shining/Shining like a wedding ring/Barbed like sex, I felt ten thousand volts. . ."Oh love, like liquid falling. Falling in cascades."

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