Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scala & Kolacny Brothers -- "Suzanne" (2010)

And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

I've already told you about Scala & Kolacny Brothers.  I didn't discover that they had recorded "Suzanne" until very recently.  Once I did, it made it easy for me to decide which version of the song to use in my 4th and final post about it.

This version of "Suzanne" is beautifully done, but it's not nearly as startling to hear a girls' choir sing this song as it is to hear them sing a Metallica song:

I don't know if this video is "official."  The first part -- with the couple walking on the beach -- is very pleasant to watch, but doesn't really go with the lyrics to the song.  The woman is very pretty, but she ain't Suzanne if you ask me.  She doesn't look half crazy and certainly isn't wearing "rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters."    

The part of the video that accompanies the second verse of the song is completely different.  It depicts Jesus's crucifixion in a very explicit manner.  

The nice young couple returns for the third part of the video.  She's flying a kite and he's wearing an argyle sweater.    

Here's the Scala and Kolacny Brothers version of "Suzanne":

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