Friday, November 23, 2007

rufus rules!

tonight he does. just got back from listening to / watching rufus wainwright who played a very, very good solo concert at one of vienna's better, more intimate venues - in leather trousers (though this time the tyrolean hat was missing)!

the guy is an absolute cutie, incredibly talented, and truly funny. he told little anecdotes and stories in between songs, being chatty and laughing at himself. very endearing.

the songs were a mix of old and new, extra points for playing leonard cohen's hallelujah, vibrate, and cigarettes and chocolate milk - and also for the schubert song he played as a second encore. he was about to play greek song at one point (which i love), but then broke off and said he felt like playing something else. and why not. *s*

here's one of his new songs, going to a town; i have to post the lyrics, they're worth reading.

I'm going to a town that has already been burned down
I'm going to a place that has already been disgraced
I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down.
I'm so tired of America

I'm gonna make it up for all of the Sunday Times
I'm gonna make it up for all of the nursery rhymes
They never really seem to want to tell the truth
I'm so tired of you America

Making my own way home
Ain't gonna be alone
I got a life to lead America
I got a life to lead

Tell me do you really think you go to hell for having loved?
Tell me and not for thinking every thing that you've done is good
(I really need to know)
After soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood

I'm so tired of America
(I really need to know)

I may just never see you again or might as well
You took advantage of a world that loved you well
I'm going to a town that has already been burned down
I'm so tired of you America

Making my own way home
Ain't gonna be alone
I got a life to lead America
I got a life to lead
I got a soul to feed
I got a dream to heed
And that's all I need

Making my own way home
Ain't gonna be alone
I'm going to a town that has already been burned down

Rufus Wainwright




song of the day: going to a town by rufus wainwright.

2 comments:

SarahJane said...

he could have done more with the video but the song is very cool. thanks.

Collin said...

I love Rufus. Glad you got to see him!