Cover Version

“This is not my song to you and this is not me singing it,
 A cover version, words I found, dressed in black with eyes seductive,
 Eyes are mirrors of the soul, mirror mine I don’t feel whole,
 I remember yesterday but someone else bought yesterday…”

 – ‘Cover Version’, Words and Music.

What is your favourite cover version? Mine are, alphabetically –

Dear Prudence – Siouxsie and The Banshees

Emma – The Sisters of Mercy

Hounds Of Love – The Futureheads

I Could Turn You Inside Out – Words and Music

Jolene – Everyone

Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Everyone

Tainted Love – Soft Cell, Marilyn Manson

If software should not have owners, should songs? In what way are songs not instruments? In what way is the resonance of unique expression not a means for every individual to their own end?

Posted in Aesthetics, Free Culture