The other day I was at, of all places, the Cheesecake Factory, and I heard Madeline Peyroux's version of Leonard Cohen's Dance Me to the End of Love. I'd always thought it was a haunting and beautiful song. I had first heard it years ago and I had actually bought the otherwise pretty dreadful soundtrack to the (also pretty dreadful) film "Strange Days" just because of Kate Gibson's version used in the movie.
So, when I heard the song at the restaurant I knew I had to go home, unearth my old cd and add it to my iPod. So I did and I also downloaded the MP version as well. I had never known that the song was inspired by the Holocaust. Have to say, that kind of makes it even more of a downer!