Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Maybe the years of charity rock concerts are over. Maybe Bob Geldof and the Live Aid concert were just a dream within a dream. But it is impossible be apathetic to "Unplayed Piano", Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan's last song composed in homage to Aung San Suu Kyi, a political prisoner in Burma. It is a honest outcry wrought in pure stanza, as: Unplayed pianos / Are often by a window / In a room where nobody else goes / She sits alone with her silent song / Somebody bring her home. Those are the kind of words that makes me feel relived of having transcended the rock combat years.