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Sarah McLachlan

Building A Mystery

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Acoustic
  • Dance
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“Building a Mystery” is a song by Sarah McLachlan, from her multi-platinum album Surfacing, first released in 1997. At a live performance, Sarah explains the song as being “basically about the fact that we all... have insecurities to hide, and we often do that by putting on a facade.“ She also goes on to say that “unfortunately, if we just be who we are, that’s usually the more attractive and beautiful thing”. A fan favourite, the song was an immediate Top-40, Soft AC, and Hot AC hit which paved the grounds for her future songs “Sweet Surrender”, “Adia”, and “Angel”, all from the Surfacing album. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album version of “Building a Mystery,“ and the live albums “Afterglow Live” and “Mirrorball” contain the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Building a mystery ... And choosing so carefully ... Yeah you're working

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