DrHGuy, commenting on Allison Crowe's "Bird on the Wire" cover yet again reveals why his is the web's go-to place for "a pastiche of posts with song, dance, snappy chatter, and notes on prose, poesy, love, lust, life, & Leonard Cohen" :)
Video: Allison Crowe Performs Leonard Cohen's Bird On The Wire
"Allison Crowe's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic "Bird On The Wire" is mournful and, true to the lyrics of the song, abjures cheap conventional sentiment and conscientiously avoids 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 great cover of a great song."
The original, full, post contains this eloquent text and a lovely photo of Allison, as well as the video for "Bird on a Wire".