LISTEN: Girls, “Forgiveness (Live on WNYU, 7.21.08)”

Via True Panther:

To this day, [“Forgiveness” is] my favorite Girls song. The sentiment is so beautiful, so transcendent, crushing yet hopeful. I downloaded the whole session and cut out that track so I could listen over and over and over. It was proof that in our midst was one of the most special and talented songwriters around, someone who had the power to distill a complex concept into a pure and honest message. We know what quickly happened after that trip:Girls has toured the world as one of the best live bands around, received well-deserved praise for three incredible records, played with other awesome musicians and permanently implanted their music in the hearts of thousands of people. Things really quickly did begin to “work out so good.” JR and Christopher ultimately transformed “Forgiveness” into a majestic 8-minute jammer on Father, Son, Holy Ghost, but this bare acoustic version is still the one I come back to, marvel over, shed tears to, etc. etc. etc: It’s the one I come back to, now that we’re saying goodbye to Girls, and saying hello to a–to a certain extent–unknown, but surely bright future.