Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let My Love Open the Door

This is the best version of this song that I've seen:

My family and I watched 'Dan In Real Life' when it came out (a sweet movie), and the version that Steve Carrell and Dane Cook sang together got stuck in our head. Not being big Pete Townsend fans, we didn't know whose song it was, but we started singing it--we're a very dorky family--when we would go hiking together.

So I looked it up. It's Pete Townsend. It's a great song. I found out that it's popular among christians too; a christian band covered it as if it was God speaking to humanity rather than Pete Townsend talking to a girl. There was a time when that would've been my preferred interpretation.

For whatever reason, it's become my go-to anthem when I am feeling peaceful and good, and all that stuff.

Here's my favorite cover of the song:

I'll be listening to this version quite a bit today.


Willie Y said...

Christians........alway interpreting.

Spencer Troxell said...

Clearly, Pete Townsend is a christ figure.

the elegant ape said...

It off the empty glass album. Which included such other gems like "Rough Boys".
I think christians mmy be shocked to find he was not singing to a "girl"

Spencer Troxell said...

Is that true, Mr. Ape? Very interesting.

Lodo Grdzak said...

My understanding is that Townsend's not too particular about gender. Or age.

Great songwriter though. That's for sure.

the elegant ape said...

There once was a note, pure and easy
Playing so free, like a breath rippling by
The note is eternal, I hear it, it sees me
Forever we blend and forever we die

Just beautiful....