I have a confession to make. There are a bunch of singers that I like bits of what they do and accumulate things like concert DVDs but not entire collections of everything they ever released. Loreena McKennitt is one. Sarah McLachlan is another. A common factor between these two is that included in the DVD is a CD which makes its way to my iPod which then doesn’t always pop up so often when I am on shuffle.
So it’s ages since I’ve heard Sarah McLachlan’s voice except as a track on Silence by Delerium and I do prefer the trance versions of that.
Last night, someone posted a link to a piano solo version of a song called Possessed. I didn’t know it although I suspect I’d recognise the non-piano solo version if I heard it. Must check. It is apparently on that Afterglow DVD that I have not watched in ages. It’s an interesting song in many ways. Someone else sent a link to a comment that it was a song about being stalked so I had a closer look at the lyrics. It appealed to me in the first place purely on sound, not really lyrical content. I’ve issues with the whole idea of being possessed by someone anyway so I would never have seen it as a love song of any description, more a song of obsession. I mightn’t have seen it as a song about stalking, but certainly a song about desperate, unrequited love.