The Walkabouts - The Light Will Stay On (lyrics and video)

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Despite their background (punk), geography (Seattle), and label affiliation (Sub Pop), the Walkabouts were anything but a grunge band; dark, haunting, and elegiac, their work instead sprung forth from the storytelling traditions of American roots music and the kinetic excitement of rock & roll.

The Walkabouts were formed in 1984 by Chris Eckman and his brothers Curt and Grant, all of whom had previously played together in a number of punk-pop outfits, along with singer Carla Torgerson, a veteran of folk and street singing. The group's lineup proved fluid, although Chris Eckman and Torgerson remained the Walkabouts' driving forces. [...]

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The Walkabouts - The Light Will Stay On

I go to sleep before the devil wakes
And I wake up before the angels take
All my secrets untold
All my motives unclear
Hanging down in the fire
Burning them higher
Won't take them away from here

And long after we're gone
The lights will stay on (x2)

Watched the city, city of crows
Watched them fly, watched them all flying low
Out above the flood plain
Just above the dirt road
They were hungry as winter, hungry as us
Not afraid to be flying
Not afraid to be lost

And long after we're gone
The lights will stay on (x2)

And if you bury me add three feet to it
One for your sorrow, two for your sweat
Three for the strange things we never forget

And long after we're gone
The lights will stay on (x2)
And long after we're safe
The lights will not fade (x2)
There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit
Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino, Scent of a woman)


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Κι εγώ σ' ευχαριστώ, Βίκυ. Καιρό έχουμε να τα πούμε... Ήμουν σίγουρας πως θα το εκτιμούσες!

Νομίζω πως η μουσική σύνθεση αναδεικνύει υπέροχα το στίχο. Από την πρώτη στιγμή που τ' άκουσα με κέρδισε.
There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit
Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino, Scent of a woman)


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Κι εμένα με κέρδισε και γι' αυτό σχολίασα αμέσως.

Δεν χανόμαστε εμείς. Μην ανησυχείς. Τα φιλιά μου στη Φωτεινή και στην υπόλοιπη φαμίλια. :-)



 

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