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Laura (Bat for Lashes cover)

by Amanda Palmer and Brendan Maclean

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aaronwriterguy
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aaronwriterguy Oh God - this one caught me unawares. So powerful.
Josh Irving Feldman
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Josh Irving Feldman There's something indescribable about a song that seems to transport you beyond the confines of space and time, where societal mores are no more than dim echoes in the back of your mind, where you can be free to experience things you never could otherwise. Laura is one such song. It reverberates in the mind and haunts your thoughts with its aching beauty...a beauty that is timeless...elegant...that is...Laura.
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Carsten Pieper Amanda has a wonderful hand for cover versions! This time it's Natasha Khan's (aka Bat for Lashes) otherworldly ballad Laura as a live duet with Brendan MacLean. Follow the video link, to get yourself, er, dragged fully in ;-)
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thesamedeepurlasyou Thank you for putting your spin on this. I hear the pain in this one as a thing being lived out, less of a story about someone else's pain like the original (though I LOVE BFL's material).
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Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean - Laura (Bat for Lashes cover)

read the whole story and listen/watch HERE: amandapalmer.net/laura/

See the video for “Laura”, made from footage taken live at Syndey Festival, HERE: youtu.be/__3YUa6uazU
(and if you're in Germany on vimeo here: vimeo.com/171598236 )

THANK YOU to all the patrons at www.patreon.com/amandapalmer for funding this release.

and everybody, BRENDAN’S ALSO ON PATREON….(YAY): and his music is PHENOMENAL. go see and support:
Patreon: www.patreon.com/macleanbrendan
Bandcamp: brendanmaclean.bandcamp.com

lyrics

Lyrics:
You say that they've all left you behind
Your heart broke when the party died
Drape your arms around me and softly say
Can we dance upon the tables again?

When your smile is so wide and your heels are so high
You can't cry
Put your glad rags on and let's sing along
To that lonely song

You're the train that crashed my heart
You're the glitter in the dark
Oh Laura, you're more than a superstar

And in this horror show
I've got to tell you so
Oh Laura, you're more than a superstar

You say that you're stuck in a pale blue dream
And your tears feel hot on my bedsheets
Drape your arms around me and softly say
Can we dance upon the tables again?

When your smile is so wide and your heels are so high
You can't cry
Put your glad rags on and let's sing along
To that lonely song

You're the train that crashed my heart
You're the glitter in the dark
Oh Laura, you're more than a superstar

You'll be famous for longer than them
Your name is tattooed on every boy's skin
Ooh Laura, you're more than a superstar

You're the train that crashed my heart
You're the glitter in the dark
Oh Laura, you're more than a superstar

And in this old horror show
I've got to let you know
Oh Laura, you're more than a superstar
You're more than a superstar...

credits

released June 22, 2016
Credits:
Performed by Amanda Palmer and Brendan Maclean
"Laura" Written by: Natasha Khan, Justin Parker

Piano: Amanda Palmer
Vocals: Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean
Produced by Paul Mac

Video Directed and Edited by: Larry Heath
Cameras: Johnny Au and Larry Heath
Filmed in The Spiegeltent at Sydney Festival 2014

Photo: still from the film of “Laura” live at Sydney Festival 2014 by Larry Heath
Design: Brendan Maclean

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