Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Hayley Westenra

"I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free." - Red, The Shawshank Redemption

That's how this song makes me feel. Since it's a recent release, no full version of this song, just the excerpt off of the official webpage...

realaudio excerpt: "Pokarekare Ana" - Hayley Westenra [ buy Pure ]


At 8/11/2004 11:14:00 PM, Blogger see-moan said...

That's interesting you think it's so beautiful.
It's a traditional Maori song, and there are some who think it should become the national anthem of New Zealand. Others are not so keen as they think it's a little twee.
(Partly because bastardisations of it have been used in ads etc)


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