Barenaked Ladies – Natalie Merchant
Here at Song of the Day, I try to balance between songs that will bring back memories, and songs you should have heard. Today’s two ballads fall into the latter category.
Steven Page’s “Break Your Heart” is served well in this live version, because it allows him to let go more than he did on 1996’s Born on a Pirate Ship.
Warning: if you’re depressed, make sure you watch the video rather than just listen. The video has a redeeming moment at the end, but Merchant’s lyrics don’t. From 1998’s Ophelia.
People ruthless, people cruel
The damage that some people do
Full of hatred, full of pride
It’s enough to make you lose your mind