More Feist(yness)–Live on Canadian Broadcasting’s 75th Anniversary Show and Studio Q

Oct 31st, 2011 in Music

Canadian Leslie Feist and entourage showed up at the CBC’s 75 Anniversary Show and performed Caught a Long Wind (caught, again, in the obviously trending black-and-white motif).  We like the  Mountain Man “kids'” accompaniment on lamellophones (“kalimbas” or “thumb pianos”).  Check out this great song influenced/scripted by Big Sur, at which Feist and crew recorded her marvelous new album, “Metals.” The following lines can alone almost place you in Big Sur:

Got to see the light
The light on top of the sea

The song’s lyrics follow the video.

“Little bird, have you got a key?
Unlock the lock inside of me
Where will you go? keep yourself afloat,
Fearing old, run till the wings
Caught me a long wind
Where will we go?
Keep ourselves afloat

Caught a long wind
A long life when
I got to know the sky
But it didn’t know me
Got to see the light
The light on top of the sea
Be the burn, be the key

And now the current tells
What the wave withheld
And the light inside
Where the light will lie
Where will you go?
Keep yourself afloat

Caught a long wind
A long life went
Like a swallow
A night owl
A little chickadee
Sad sparrow
Good morning bird
Ooh, good nightingale
I took a deep breath
And caught a long wind”

And then check out Feist’s live performance this month of her song, Graveyard (also from Metals), on CBC’s Studio Q program:



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