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  1. Melinda Melinda

    Psssssst. Hey…. buddy… sumpin’ ain’t right here.

  2. Spike-X Spike-X

    The hair! My God, the HAIR!!!

  3. I am thankful every day that I am too young to really remember the age of ’80s Hair.

  4. Hush, now, children, you’re in the presence of greatness — This Mortal Coil’s version of “Song to the Siren” is a serious contender for Best Song Ever. If you can’t get past the hair, just close your eyes and listen.

    Here’s a great live version of the song on YouTube, and (self-promotion alert!) here’s a post I wrote last year about trying to decipher the lyrics.

  5. Gino Gino

    You’re right Tensor. Add You and your Sister from the same band and you have two great songs…

  6. James Sharpe James Sharpe

    I know this song from David Lynch’s Lost Highway

  7. Thaedydal Thaedydal

    Your tube a wonder or a horror…. dear gods it that King love and pride I see listed on it.

  8. so THATS who antony and the johnsons remind me of.

  9. hmmm hmmm

    I heard the song in the 80�s and I�m not sure whether it was 85, but I really pretty desperately wanted to use it in Blue Velvet and it was tied up in some sort of legal thing, or it was either that or something involving a lot of money and we couldn�t get it. And it broke my heart, but on the other hand not having This Mortal Coil “Song To The Siren” led me to Angelo Badalamenti and Angelo, you know, I�ve worked with ever since. Angelo really brought me into the world of music, right into the middle of it.

    So this not being able to use Song To The Siren, led you to go�

    It led me to go�

    ..To an alternative.

    Exactly, the alternative was Mysteries Of Love, and that Angelo wrote and I fell in love with. I didn�t think I would, I thought, there�s a million songs, how can Angelo write something that is going to take the place of this, and it was strange. It took the place of it, and continued this great, great, relationship I have with Angelo.

    And when Lost Highway came around there was another opportunity to use the track.

    Right. I�d been waiting and waiting and there it was and its definitely high on my list as one of all time most beautiful songs.

    How come is didn�t end up on the soundtrack?

    Ivo, the producer, was happy for it to be in the film, but its something very emotional to Ivo and he didn�t want to exploit it any further.

    Well, that much you have in common, the power of song has a place with you as well.

    Exactly right.

  10. Joseph Joseph

    Dear god, that woman has the most nasal singing voice EVER.

  11. Heh I just found this on youtubes too, from a link jwz posted. It’s one of those precious few songs that mean more than they say.

  12. Normal Normal

    Wow, with internet jesus missing this weekend the wired is very quite. Kotaku, gizmodo, boingboing are all having slow quiet days. Please come back to us internet jesus. You’re presence in the engine isn’t enough to keep the internet distracting.

  13. thank you internet jesus. you have turned the internet from a wasteland of porn to a portal back to the glorious but
    moody eighties. this video reminds me of the awesome student film sequence from Series 7 movie from 2001. heres a link btw

  14. Tom Tom

    Tim Buckley’s live version alone with acoustic guitar is much better – and also on youtube.

  15. And Robert plant did a superb version too, on Dreamland in 2002. Really like the original.

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