One song… one story

Because behind every good thing there is a wonderful story, Eckhoes proudly present some stories that shine out of excellent songs. Different artist, genre, time, these songs have little in common in their style, but they tell a story that we will share with you Eckhonauts.

Dinner at Eight

By Eva Estefania Trujeque Moreno

The recommendation of the day to listen to is this excellent song “Dinner at Eight”. It is a song by the Canadian-American singer-song writer Rufus Wainwright from his album Want One, released in 2003. Recently, it was recorded by the band Keane too. It is a 4:33 minute song written by Wainwright where he tells, in a sad melody, how a child and his father argue during dinner. It is full of sensitiveness and fragility, especially shown when describing how it feels for a child to be the blamed one, the hassle of the family. This single is interpreted beautifully by Wainwright who uses only a piano to sing it. It makes you reflect on your own parents and what they mean to you. A melancholic masterpiece that is worth to be heard.

Dinner at Eight

No matter how strong
I’m gonna take you down
With one little stone
I’m gonna break you down
And see what you’re worth
What you’re really worth to me

Full Lyric here

Regarding Children’s month: “Annie” by Wolfsheim

By Hugo Molina

The way we raise children has been a complete issue for centuries since men decided to become “civilized”. It’s psychologically proved that any individual’s early years have great impact for the rest of their lives .Thus,  I very personally think that many global problems the world has always faced are caused by the ideas, that consequently lead actions, we all get from childhood; for instance, wars, discrimination, suicide, corruption, intolerance and others (can you think of more?).

To educate through the example is an irrefutable truth, to pay attention to children’s needs is urgently important for the improvement of any society, in the end actions define any human being. However, we barely think of that since we are immersed in this world full of duties. This crude universal story about the indifference towards children is reflectively described by the electronic-melancholic rhythms and lyrics of a German duo named “Wolfsheim”.

“Annie”, the third song included in their 1992-album “No Happy View”, tells the story of a little girl who wants to get some attention from her father, yet she fails since Daddy is always busy watching TV. Below a fragment of the song:

“and you’re waiting for your daily thrill impatiently …

to collect it for your private horror show

and you´re watching moving shadows live instead of you … and you …

you don´t know that Annie´s living next to you”

It ends at:

“you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t hear what Annie says

you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t hear when Annie laughs … when Annie laughs

you couldn´t be near her

wouldn´t feel that Annie … Annie … Annie loves”

If you like electronic bands of a high quality such as Depeche Mode you cannot miss the change to listen to Wolsheim’s whole discography. Visit: www.wolfsheim.de

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