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V As Terrorist, Activist, Indie Rocker

VendettaWe had a chance to check out "V For Vendetta" (starring ""Garden State"'s Natalie Portman and Mr. Smith, er, Hugo Weaving) over the weekend and, while rockin' tracks like Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" made their way into the soundtrack, we were pleasantly surprised with the sensitive content's of V's jukebox. Cat Power covers Lou Reed's "I Found a Reason," Julie London does her version of golden standard "Cry Me a River" and Antony and the Johnsons contributed a new original, "Bird Gerhl."

Look at a sampling of the lyrics, allow your own conclusion:

"I Found a Reason":
"Honey, I found a reason to keep living/And you know the reason, dear it’s you/And I’ve walked down life’s lonely highways/Hand in hand with myself/And I realized how many paths have crossed between us."

"Cry Me a River":
"Now you say you love me/Well, just to prove you do/Come on and cry me a river, cry me a river/I cried a river over you."

"Bird Gerhl":
"I am a bird girl now/I've got my heart/here in my hands now/I've been searching /for my wings some time."

Slick choices, considering the plot and romance of the thing.

Here's where we make a predictable crack utilizing the phrase "...will change your life."

March 28, 2006 | Permalink


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