The Essential Leonard Cohen (lyrics & video)

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Σήμερα που η ζέστη μ' έχει τσακίσει, που οι ρυθμοί μου είναι πεσμένοι, που τα μάτια γλαρώνουν και η παραμικρή κίνηση είναι σκέτη αγωνία...

Όταν θέλω να σταματήσω τα πάντα γύρω μου και να βυθιστώ σε ήχους που με γαληνεύουν... ο Leonard Cohen με σώζει...



If it be your will

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

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

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will

If it be your will.

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Dance Me To The End Of Love (Live)

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
 
« Last Edit: 19 Feb, 2011, 12:48:36 by Ion »
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Ξαδέρφη, είδες το πιο φρέσκο πράγμα που έριξα στη σελίδα του Καβάφη;
« Last Edit: 28 Oct, 2008, 20:48:26 by Ion »



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Εγώ βλέπω ότι η τρανσλατουμογενιά των -ήντα είναι Κοέν και ξερό ψωμί.:-)))))))))))
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Εγώ βλέπω ότι η τρανσλατουμογενιά των -ήντα είναι Κοέν και ξερό ψωμί.:-)))))))))))

Και Chris Rea, και Chris de Bourgh και Ψαριανό... και Σαββόπουλο και Μαρίζα Κωχ... και πολλούς-πολλούς άλλους... με πολύ-πολύ μελωδία, με στίχους, με νόημα... όχι απλά θορύβους... και απόλυτη αποξένωση παρ' όλο που ακούμε την ίδια "μουσική" στον ίδιο χώρο, δίπλα-δίπλα...

Τις περισσότερες φορές μακαρίζω το Θεό που αξιώθηκα ν' ανήκω στη γενιά των ήντα... έζησα ένταση, βίωσα κοσμοϊστορικές αλλαγές και γενικά χαιρόμουν που ζούσα και είχα ελπίδες και όνειρα (όχι πως τώρα δεν έχω... αλλά, άλλο τότε και άλλο τώρα... άλλες ελπίδες, άλλα όνειρα... πιο ήντα)

« Last Edit: 28 Oct, 2008, 20:50:05 by Ion »
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Κι εγώ δίνω παραγγελιά στο σόι μου (ξαδέλφη και θείο) να χορέψει και κάνα βαλς του Λεονάρδου για πάρτη μου.:-)))
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Και μια και αναφερθήκαμε "στον κουμπάρο και την κουμπάρα" και σήμερα είναι ημέρα Κοέν εδώ:

The Gypsy's Wife

And where, where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?
I've heard all the wild reports, they can't be right.
But whose head is this she's dancing with on the threshing floor
whose darkness deepens in her arms a little more.

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?
Where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Ah the silver knives are flashing in that tired old café,
a ghost climbs on the table in a bridal negligee.
She says, "My body is the light", she says "my body is the way."
I raise my arm against it all and I catch the bride's bouquet.

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?...

It’s too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove.
These are your final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood.
And there is no man, there is no woman who can't be touched,
but you who come between them you will surely be judged.

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?...




Πού τη χάνεις, πού τη βρίσκεις...
« Last Edit: 19 Feb, 2011, 12:47:46 by Ion »


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Είπα να βάλω κι εγώ το λιθαράκι μου σε αυτό το υπέροχο νήμα με το μάλλον αγαπημένο μου τραγούδι του Cohen:


The Stranger Song

It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter
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.

And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
you find he did not leave you very much
not even laughter
Like any dealer he was watching for the card
that is so high and wild
he'll never need to deal another
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

And then leaning on your window sill
he'll say one day you caused his will
to weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
And then taking from his wallet
an old schedule of trains, he'll say
I told you when I came I was a stranger
I told you when I came I was a stranger.

But now another stranger seems
to want you to ignore his dreams
as though they were the burden of some other
O you've seen that man before
his golden arm dispatching cards
but now it's rusted from the elbow to the finger
And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter
Yes he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter.

Ah you hate to watch another tired man
lay down his hand
like he was giving up the holy game of poker
And while he talks his dreams to sleep
you notice there's a highway
that is curling up like smoke above his shoulder.
It is curling just like smoke above his shoulder.

You tell him to come in, sit down
but something makes you turn around
The door is open you can't close your shelter
You try the handle of the road
It opens, do not be afraid
It's you my love, you who are the stranger
It's you my love, you who are the stranger.

Well, I've been waiting, I was sure
we'd meet between the trains we're waiting for
I think it's time to board another
Please understand, I never had a secret chart
to get me to the heart of this
or any other matter
When he talks like this
you don't know what he's after
When he speaks like this,
you don't know what he's after.

Let's meet tomorrow if you choose
upon the shore, beneath the bridge
that they are building on some endless river
Then he leaves the platform
for the sleeping car that's warm
You realize, he's only advertising one more shelter
And it comes to you, he never was a stranger
And you say ok the bridge or someplace later.

And leaning on your window sill ...

I told you when I came I was a stranger.

« Last Edit: 19 Feb, 2011, 12:24:28 by Ion »
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Κι εγώ θα επιμείνω στον ερωτισμό του Κοέν, με το τσιγαράκι του και το κρασάκι του...

Boogie Street

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we’d meet.
You kiss my lips, and then you’re gone:
I’m back on Boogie Street.

A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go.
I tidied up the kitchenette,
I tuned the old banjo.
I’m wanted at the traffic jam;
they’re saving me a seat.
I’m what I am, and what I am
Is back on Boogie Street.

And O my love, I still recall
The pleasures that we knew;
The rivers and the waterfall
Wherein I bathed with you.
Bewildered by your beauty there,
I’d kneel to dry your feet.
By such instructions you prepare
A man for Boogie Street.

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we’d meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it’s done:
I’m back on Boogie Street.

So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear.
Tho’ all the maps of blood and flesh
Are posted on the door,
There’s no one who has told us yet
What Boogie Street is for.

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we’d meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it’s done:
And I’m back on Boogie Street.

A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go...



Με εκλεκτό ήχο πίσω από την εικόνα.


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Madeleine Peyroux - Dance me to the end of love

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Αχ, τι καλό παιδί που είσαι! Πότε γιορτάζεις; :-)
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Αχ, τι καλό παιδί που είσαι! Πότε γιορτάζεις; :-)
Του αγίου Βατανάμπε, ανήμερα...υαχχααχχα
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Καλέ, αυτό είναι φως φανάρι, για την ημερομηνία ρώτησα...
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Καλέ, αυτό είναι φως φανάρι, για την ημερομηνία ρώτησα...
30 Φεβρουαρίου για να γλυτώνω το κέρασμα...υαχαχαχαχα.
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I'm your man

If you want a lover
I 'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I 'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I 'm your man

If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I 'll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver
Climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I' m your man

Ah, the moon 's too bright
The chain 's too tight
The beast wont go to sleep
I 've been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I 'd crawl to you baby
And I 'd fall at your feet
And I 'd howl at your beauty
Like a dog in heat
And I 'd claw at your heart
And I 'd tear at your sheet
I 'd say please, please
I 'm your man

And if you 've got to sleep
A moment on the road
I will steer for you
And if you want to work the street alone
I 'll disappear for you
If you want a father for your child
Or only want to walk with me a while
Across the sand
I 'm your man

If you want a lover
I 'll do anything that you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I 'll wear a mask for you

Ή αλλιώς ο άνδρας-πολυσουγιάς.
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