The Essential Leonard Cohen (2002; 2008)

RSS
Partager

5 sept. 2009, 14h00m

Мои любимые фрагменты песен Leonard Cohen с компиляции The Essential Leonard Cohen (включая 7 композиций с третьего диска, добавленного в 2008 году).

* английский текст Hy Zaret, перевод французской песни Anna Marly
** в соавторстве с Sharon Robinson
*** перевод стихотворения Federico Garcia Lorca
**** интерпретация стихотворения Constantine P. Cavafy

1) Suzanne
And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them"

2) The Stranger Song
I know that kind of man
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender.

3) Sisters of Mercy
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
4) Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
but now it's come to distances and both of us must try,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

5) So Long, Marianne
Now so long, Marianne, it's time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

6) Bird on the Wire
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

7) The Partisan *
There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

8) Famous Blue Raincoat
It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.

9) Chelsea Hotel #2
Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

10) Take This Longing
Your body like a searchlight
my poverty revealed,
I would like to try your charity
until you cry, "Now you must try my greed."

11) Who by Fire
And who by fire, who by water,
who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
who in your merry merry month of may,
who by very slow decay,
and who shall I say is calling?

12) The Guests
One by the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The broken-hearted many
The open-hearted few

13) Hallelujah
You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

14) If It Be Your Will
If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well

15) Night Comes On
I want to cross over, I want to go home
But she says, Go back, go back to the World

16) I'm Your Man
Ah, the moon's too bright
The chain's too tight
The beast won't go to sleep
I've been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep

17) Everybody Knows **
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

18) Tower of Song
I see you standing on the other side
I don't know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We'll never have to lose it again

19) Ain't No Cure for Love
All the rocket ships are climbing through the sky
The holy books are open wide
The doctors working day and night
But they'll never ever find that cure for love
There ain't no drink no drug
(Ah tell them, angels)
There's nothing pure enough to be a cure for love

20) Take This Waltz ***
There's a bar where the boys have stopped talking
They've been sentenced to death by the blues

21) First We Take Manhattan
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within

22) Dance Me to the End of Love
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
23) The Future
You don't know me from the wind
you never will, you never did
I'm the little jew
who wrote the Bible
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engine of survival

24) Democracy
I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.

25) Waiting for the Miracle **
Waiting for the miracle
There's nothing left to do.
I haven't been this happy
since the end of World War II.

26) Closing Time
And the moon is swimming naked
and the summer night is fragrant
with a mighty expectation of relief

27) Anthem
The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.

28) In My Secret Life **
And the dealer wants you thinking
That it's either black or white.
Thank G-d it's not that simple
In My Secret Life.

29) Alexandra Leaving ** / ****
As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.

30) A Thousand Kisses Deep **
I'm turning tricks, I'm getting fixed,
I'm back on Boogie Street.
I guess they won't exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.

31) Love Itself **
I'll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door -
Then Love Itself
Love Itself was gone.

32) Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
In the House of Honesty
her father was on trial,
in the House of Mystery
there was no one at all,
there was no one at all.

33) Love Calls You By Your Name
Oh here, come over here,
between the windmill and the grain,
between the sundial and the chain,
between the traitor and her pain,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

34) A Singer Must Die
And all the ladies go moist, and the judge has no choice,
a singer must die for the lie in his voice.

35) Death of a Ladies' Man
So the great affair is over but whoever would have guessed
it would leave us all so vacant and so deeply unimpressed

36) The Traitor
I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
that they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I'm listed with the enemies of love

37) By the Rivers Dark **
By the rivers dark
Where I could not see
Who was waiting there
Who was hunting me.

38) The Letters **
I said there'd been a flood.
I said there's nothing left.
I hoped that you would come.
I gave you my address.

Commentaires

Ajouter un commentaire. Connectez-vous à Last.fm ou inscrivez-vous (c'est gratuit).