7 de janeiro de 2014

Anthem - Leonard Cohen



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.

Ah the wars they will

be fought again

The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

We asked for signs

the signs were sent:

the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government --
signs for all to see.

I can't run no more

with that lawless crowd

while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
a thundercloud
and they're going to hear from me.
Ring the bells that still can ring ...

You can add up the parts

but you won't have the sum

You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in.

2 comentários:

David Lança disse...

Um hino de uim grandes compositores da história da música do séc. XXI (e XXI).
Gostei muito.
Grande abraço, amiga.

Elaine Faria disse...

Você tem razão, Anthem - Leonard Cohen é uma canção belíssima. Leonard Cohen é o mago da arte de interpretar canções e poesias, além de escrevê-las também. Tem um voz única inimitável e uma sensibilidade que nos encanta e fascina.
Grande abraço, David! : )