The Most Beautiful Song Ever

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It's a tune about peace: Ode to Joy represents the triumph of universal brotherhood against war and desperation. Indeed, Beethoven himself put to music a poem that praises and wishes for freedom and peace between all peoples.

O friends, not these tones
O Freunde, nicht diese Töne
But let's strike up more pleasant ones
And more joyful

Joy (joy), joy (joy)
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods
Daughter from Elysium
We enter, drunk with fire
Heavenly, your sanctuary
Your spells bind again
What the fashion strictly divided
all people become brothers
Where your gentle wing rests
Who made the big hit
to be a friend's friend
Whoever has won a devoted wife
Mix in his cheers
Yes, who even has a soul
His names on the earth round
And whoever hasn't been able to steal
Weeping out of this covenant
All beings drink joy
On the breasts of nature
All good, all bad
Follow their trail of roses
She gave us kisses and vines
A friend tested in death
pleasure was given to the worm
And the cherub stands before God
Happy, happy as his suns, his suns are flying
Happy as his suns fly
Through Heaven's magnificent plan
Run, brothers, your course
Run, brothers, your course
Happy like a hero to victory
Like a hero to win
Run, brothers, your course
(Run, brothers, your course)
Happy like a hero to victory
Like a hero to win
Happy, happy, happy like a hero to win
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods
Daughter from Elysium
We enter, drunk with fire
Heavenly, your sanctuary
Your spells bind again
What the fashion strictly divided
all people become brothers
Alle Menschen werden Brüder
Where your gentle wing rests
Be embraced, millions
This kiss for the whole world
Be embraced, millions
This kiss for the whole world
Brothers, above the starry sky
Must a dear father live
Brothers, above the starry sky
Must a dear father live

You fall down, millions?
Do you suspect the Creator, world?
Above the starry sky
He must dwell above the stars
 
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Absolutely nutty to think there is such a thing, and anyway it's tied to performances, but OK.
Lyrics- "Ne Me Quitte Pas", Jacques Brel
Music- "Beirut", Joseph Harb/Joaquin Rodrigo
Performance that you may have heard- "'Til I Gain Control Again" (written by Rodney Crowell), Emmy Lou Harris
Personal to me; this one



But then there's all that stuff by Bellini and Verdi and that crowd, John Prine's catalogue, Bulgarian choral music, and a big old world in general
 
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I am a huge Warren Zevon fan and always liked this obscure song. Tuli from what I understand is the mother of Jordan Warrens's son.

 

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"Beautiful" is sorta "I know it when I hear it" and definitionally subjective but been thinking about this over coffee. For me it's a great melody/arrangement that likely as not hits you in the tear spigots. Sometimes they're soaring, sometimes it's "Cold Cold Heart," a "simple" but objectively beautiful song as evidenced by no end of great covers.

If I have to pick something modern/more limited in appeal, any of a dozen from this cat (whether written or just performed by him). Shipbuilding, Almost Blue, Man Out of Time, Tramp the Dirt Down, this pair from Brutal Youth.





And of course Stevie. George Michael's cover of this is also amazing.

 




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