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Luka – Suzanne Vega

Such a great song by the godmother of the mp3. I had always expected it to be a light, cheerful song, as once all i knew of it were the first two to four lines sung by Homer Simpson, Space Ghost and Bjelke-Petersen Youth. I was expecting it to be like Rio, who dances in the sand, the song designated to that soft, palatable world of pop music subject matter. But this is Luka, who lives on the second floor. It is to Suzanne Vega’s credit that the lyrics are so resonant and affecting, that the content, and the most horrible and sad aspect of abuse is the excuse and denial of it, is never obscured by what really is the catchiest of songs. It’s sad that this was her only real success.

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