Allison Crowe’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Bird On The Wire” is mournful and, true to the lyrics of the song, conscientiously abjures cheap conventional sentiment or ginning up the type of pseudo-consolation that relies on false promises of living happily ever after, e.g., that irreparable conflicts will somehow be resolved, emotional damages repaired, or the pain of personal loss alleviated. Yet, Crowe’s voice and phrasing convey such empathy and intimacy that solace and succor are nonetheless granted through grace.
It’s a gorgeous cover of a great song.
Allison Crowe – Bird On The Wire
Video from by Adrian22
Credit Due Department: Photo by Billie Woods
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted June 28, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.