female singer/songwriter most famous for the song "Tom's Diner
" which even generated its own covers album. However, she is best at ballads (and says that she enjoys them the most). Other popular songs include the hit "Luka" - which is about child abuse
. A strange song to become popular, but it touched a lot of nerves, apparently.
IMHO one of her best songs is 'The Queen and the Soldier', a ballad about many things - impossible love, the weight of the crown and loneliness. A fragment:
"Well the young Queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said 'you won't understand and you may as well not try'
Her face was a child's and he thought she would cry
But she closed herself up, like a fan.