Thursday, 27 October 2011

059 - Joanna Newsom - The Book of Right-On

I just like the fact that Joanna Newsom's voice can be heard on a 'dub/bass' track in 16 Bit's remix.

Whereas the bass of the remix allows Newsom's voice to act as playful, lighter counterpart, in this live version their more venomous, darker undertone is emphasised through her raw intonation:

We should shine a light on
A light on
And the book of right-on's right on
It was right on


I killed my dinner with karate
Kick 'em in the face, taste the body
Shallow work is the work that I do


Do you want to sit at my table?
My fighting fame is fabled
And fortune finds me fit and able


And you do say
That you do pray
And you say 
That you're ok


Do you want to run with my pack?
Do you want to ride on my back?
Pray that what you lack does not distract


And even when you run through my mind
Something else is in front, oh, you're behind
And I don't have to remind you
To stick with your kind


And you do say
And you do say that you do prey
And you say
That you're ok


And even when you touch my face
You know your place
Ane even when you touch my face
You know your place


And we should shine a light on
A light on
And the book of right-on's right on
It was right on.

1 comment:

  1. Also this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAaHbysisNg
    x

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