“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?