"You are a blue child... tell me why you look so sad" sings Rory Gallagher on his timeless Moonchild, while King Crimson described how they saw their own Moonchild "...playing hide and seek with the ghosts of dawn. Waiting for a smile from a sun child".
The Modern Lovers claim "When you get out of the hospital let me back into your life. I can't stand what you do, I'm in love with your eyes". A psycho with eyes of fire.
Sonic Youth cover the Carpenters' Superstar, a tribute to anorexic Karen Carpenter - "..come back to me again and play your sad guitar".
Christian Death claim with a broken female voice "When you die I wanna die with you" and a suffering Patti Smith weeps "A fire of unknown origin took my baby away".
Edith Piaf sings stoically, at first, "Shine another glass, make the hours pass" in the English version of Les Amants d' Un Jour, trying to forget the two love-birds that just entered the hotel room at the back of her cheap cafe... And in the end she breaks that glass in frustration.
So, here it is: My kinky compilation of Songs for a Broken Child..
Moonchild – King Crimson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1m1l00eaDg
Hospital – The Modern Lovers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91U4_UfhSSw
Scars – Venus in Furs http://www.b-otherside.gr/en/catalog/15-venusinfurs.html
Die With You – Christian Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMdiJ_OsKSA
Superstar – Sonic Youth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21VecIIdBI
Moonchild – Rory Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUbLtdqdg9E
Fire of Unknown Origin - Patti Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_2KIUuShbM
Les Amants d’ Un Jour - Edith Piaf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsyhabr-vUU