Quickly I had amassed thirty pages all on this one song. Yet one truth remains, which is that the greatness of this album has not diminished. But what has changed is the judgment of it in the world. And do so, usually, without any knowledge of its reputation. And so the work continues, to explore, study, analyze, bask in its glories, obsess even, and continue to sing the praises of Hearts and Bones.
For songwriters, especially, it is one of the best, Paul Simon - Hearts And Bones (CD, and funniest movies about songwriters. Because how songs resonate in our own lives, and albums, has a lot to do with how they exist Paul Simon - Hearts And Bones (CD our lives, and why they matter so much Paul Simon - Hearts And Bones (CD us.
Writing about music, as has been famously said, is about as useful as dancing about architecture. Words alone can never entirely fully express that which is instrinsically beyond words.
So any attempt to truly touch that realm with words alone is bound to fail, Some get closer than others. Yet those behind the words are expected to use more restraint, so as to be taken seriously.
Certainly this deep reverence came from a lifelong hunger to hear new music, which would be received with much gratitude and joy. In my life growing up, few things were ever as inspirational or enriching as getting a new album. Back then we had no computers or cell phones or even TVs in our rooms. But we had record players, and that is what mattered to me. Any album at all that came into my life was momentous. It brings home the understanding that how much songs matter in our lives has to do entirely with how we receive them, and if we choose to keep them in our lives.
As Leonard Cohen said when I asked him about the concept of meaningful songs, that meaning is determined not be the song or the songwriter, but by the listener.
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