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domingo, 13 de novembro de 2016

Descanse em Paz, Leonard Cohen. "Going Home" cantada por Marianne Faithfull





Nessa música do disco Old Ideas (2012), Cohen muda de lugar na canção, que é escrita do ponto de vista de uma outra pessoa falando sobre Cohen, nem sempre de forma muito favorável, um prato cheio para quem gosta de autocrítica. Marianne Faithfull (não confundir com a musa que o inspirou a a escrever "So Long, Marianne" e "Bird on a Wire") gravou dois anos depois no disco Give My Love To London.







A versão original, muito próxima do que fez Marianne.







I love to speak with Leonard
He's a sportsman and a shepherd
He's a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isn't welcome
He just doesn't have the freedom
To refuse

He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows he's really nothing
But the brief elaboration of a tube

Going home without my sorrow
Going home sometime tomorrow
Going home to where it's better
Than before

Going home without my burden
Going home behind the curtain
Going home without the costume
That I wore


He wants to write a love song
An anthem of forgiving
A manual for living
With defeat

A cry above the suffering
A sacrifice recovering
But that isn't what I need him
To complete

I want him to be certain
That he doesn't have a burden
That he doesn't need a vision
That he only has permission
To do my instant bidding which is to
Say what I have told him to repeat

Going home without my sorrow
Going home sometime tomorrow
Going home to where it's better than before

Going home without my burden
Going home behind the curtain
Going home without the costume that I wore

I'm going home without my sorrow
Going home sometime tomorrow
Going home to where it's better than before

Going home without my burden
Going home behind the curtain
Going home without this costume that I wore

I love to speak with Leonard
He's a sportsman and a shepherd
He's a lazy bastard living in a suit




Leonard Cohen morreu aos 82 anos na segunda-feira, dia 7, em Los Angeles. O anúncio público de sua morte só ocorreu três dias depois. Cohen foi enterrado em Montreal, no Canadá, onde nasceu. De volta ao lar. Assim, acho justo encerrar com "Going Home" esses posts em homenagem ao cantor, com algumas das músicas dele que foram aparecendo em minha vida e tudo aquilo que o Youtube e o Google pode nos fornecer. Veja aqui todas as postagens (dá pra ver que não é de hoje que falo dele). Descanse em paz, Leonard Cohen. E obrigado.

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