mercoledì 19 gennaio 2011

Lilac wine - Nina Simone


La protagonista di questa canzone bellissima forse non è necessariamente una donna. L'hanno cantata Jeff Buckley e molti altri, sostituendo il verso "Isn't that she, coming to me" con "he" a seconda dell'interprete, che fosse un uomo o una donna. Come la canta Nina Simone e come la sento io, però, soprattutto in questi giorni -non so- mi suggestiona molto e mi fa pensare a un'ebbrezza tutta femminile.



                               


I lost myself on a cool damp night 
I gave myself in that misty light 
Was hypnotized by a strange delight 
Under a lilac tree 

I made wine from the lilac tree 
Put my heart in its recipe 
It makes me see what I want to see 
And be what I want to be 

When I think more than I want to think 
Do things I never should do 
I drink much more that I ought to drink 
Because it brings me back you 

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, 
Like my love 
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, 
Like my love 

Listen to me, I cannot see clearly 
Isn't that he, coming to me 
Nearly here 

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, 
Where's my love 
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, 
Where's my love 

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy 
Isn't that he, or am I just going crazy, dear 
Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love 
Feel unready, for my love. 

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Meravigliosa....