dissabte, 4 de juliol de 2009

I used to live alone before I knew you.

Tornant a una música més humana, aquests dies sona al meu cap una cançó que sembla haver-se convertit en un himne dels modernillos: "Hallelujah" de Leonard Cohen. A la xarxa trobareu versions de Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor, Beirut, etc... feu un cop d'ull a YouTube per més informació.

La versió que em sona als meus auriculars mentre de nit esbufego pels carrers de la ciutat és aquesta llarga, i segurament un pèl sobreactuada versió de Jeff Buckley:


Now I've heard there was a secret chord

That David played, and it pleased the Lord

But you don't really care for music, do you?

It goes like this

The fourth, the fifth

The minor fall, the major lift

The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah ( x4)

Your faith was strong but you needed proof

You saw her bathing on the roof

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

She tied you

To a kitchen chair

She broke your throne, and she cut your hair

And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before

I know this room, I've walked this floor

I used to live alone before I knew you.

I've seen your flag on the marble arch

Love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah ( x4)

There was a time you let me know

What's really going on below

But now you never show it to me, do you?

And remember when I moved in you

The holy dove was moving too

And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah ( x4)

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much

I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch

I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you

And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song

With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah


En AQUESTA adreça trobareu una altra versió de Buckley al YouTube (amb embedding deshabilitat: "mal dolor les pegue").