Voice On Tape|
Jenny Owen Youngs · Batten The Hatches
The official video for Regina Spektor’s “All the Rowboats”.
The Old Jacket|
Regina Spektor · Record Store Day
Here’s one of the songs that will be released on vinyl on Record Store day. It’s called “The Old Jacket”, and was originally written by Russian musician and poet, Bulat Okudzhava. This is a live version that we recorded at the HIAS show.
I have a shabby jacket on,
It’s rather old and quite worn out.
I ask the tailor to come round
and alter it before too long.
I tell him playfully: “You see,
the jacket needs an alteration,
the art and skill of dress creation
will bring the best of luck to me”.
I say it playfully, in fun,
but he is serious, not laughing.
He worries fearing that something
may come amiss. A funny man.
He is exceedingly intent
on mending it, and seems to like it;
he wants the renovated jacket
to make me happy and content.
And this is how he sees the plan:
when he has done with alteration
I will believe in your affection…
But he is wrong. A funny man.