This version of ‘Samson’ from Regina Spektor’s self-released 2002 album Songs is really quite lovely – I actually like it a lot more than the one that appeared on 2006’s Begin To Hope. Measured piano and a slightly slower tempo give it a more pensive melancholy tone. It also lacks the production of the latter version which I think gives it a more raw quality. Gorgeous song.
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
Your hair was long when we first met
More live Regina Spektor pics by Sophie Jarry can be found here.