Coles Corner

Fonte: Youtube


“Coles Corner”

Hold back the night from us,
Cherish the light for us,
Don’t let the shadows hold back the dawn.

Cold city lights glowing,
The traffic of life is flowing,
Out over the rivers and on into dark
.

I’m going down town where there’s music,
I’m going where voices fill the air,
Maybe there’s someone waiting for me
With a smile and a flower in her hair

I’m going down town where there’s people
The loneliness hangs in the air.
With no-one there real waiting for me,
No smile, no flower nowhere.

Cold city

Hold back

Hold back the night

– Richard Hawley –


Da cosa nasce cover

“Jump!”


L’originale


 I Van Halen pubblicarono “Jump”nel 1984. La canzone – che raggiunse il primo posto negli Stati Uniti – è inclusa nel loro 6° album, intitolato, per l’appunto, “1984” (che, poi, è anche l’ultimo che include la partecipazione di David Lee Roth).


Fonte: Youtube

Jump


I get up, and nothing gets me down.
You got it tough. I’ve seen the toughest soul around.
And I know, baby, just how you feel.
You’ve got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real
Oh can’t you see me standing here,
I’ve got my back against the record machine
I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen.
Oh can’t you see what I mean ?

Might as well jump. Jump !
Might as well jump.
Go ahead, jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.

Aaa-ohh Hey you ! Who said that ?
Baby how you been ?
You say you don’t know, you won’t know
until you begin.
Well can’t you see me standing here,
I’ve got my back against the record machine
I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen.
Oh can’t you see what I mean ?

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump. Jump
!

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Get it and jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump
Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!

Van Halen


La cover

Nel 2004 Paul Anka – famosissimo cantante degli anni ’60, al quale si devono canzoni come “Diana” “Put your hand on my shoulder” (solo per citarne un paio) – incide “Rock swings, un album di cover molto particolare in cui alcune pietre miliari della musica rock vengono riarrangiate in chiave swing. Oltre alla cover di “Jump”, l’album include anche le cover di “Wonderwall” degli Oasis“Black hole sun” dei Soundgarden“Smells like teen spirit” dei Nirvana, ma non solo…


Fonte: Youtube


Kissing A Fool


“Kissing A Fool”

You are far
When I could have been your star
You listened to people
Who scared you to death, and from my heart
Strange that you were strong enough
To even make a start
But you’ll never find
Peace of mind,
‘Til you listen to your heart

People
You can never change the way they feel
Better let them do just what they will
For they will
If you let them
Steal your heart from you
People
Will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all
We should have seen love through

Fooled me with the tears in your eyes
Covered me with kisses and lies
So goodbye
But please don’t take my heart

You are far
I’m never gonna be your star
I’ll pick up the pieces
And mend my heart
Maybe I’ll be strong enough
I don’t know where to start
But I’ll never find
Peace of mind
While I listen to my heart

People
You can never change the way they feel
Better let them do just what they will,
For they will
If you let them
Steal your heart

And people
Will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all

But remember this
Every other kiss
That you ever give
Long as we both live
When you need the hand of another man
One you really can surrender with
I will wait for you
Like I always do
There’s something there
That can’t compare with any other

You are far
When I could have been your star
You listened to people
Who scared you to death, and from my heart
Strange that I was wrong enough
To think you’d love me too
I guess you were kissing a fool
You must have been kissing a fool

– George Michael –

Ipse dixit

Zafón sapeva costruire le immagini e rendere reali. Sapeva catturare l’attenzione del lettore e tenerla in ballo fino alla fine. E’ un peccato che se ne sia andato.


“ Questo luogo è un mistero, Daniel, un santuario. Ogni libro, ogni volume che vedi possiede un’anima, l’anima di chi lo ha scritto e l’anima di coloro che lo hanno letto, di chi ha vissuto e di chi ha sognato grazie ad esso. Ogni volta che un libro cambia proprietario, ogni volta che un nuovo sguardo ne sfiora le pagine, il suo spirito acquista forza. Molti anni fa, quando mio padre mi portò qui per la prima volta, questo luogo era già vecchio, quasi come la città. Nessuno sa con certezza da quanto tempo esista e chi l’abbia creato. Ti posso solo ripetere quello che mi disse mio padre: quando una biblioteca scompare, quando una libreria chiude i battenti, quando un libro si perde nell’oblio, noi, custodi di questo luogo, facciamo in modo che arrivi qui. E qui i libri che più nessuno ricorda, i libri perduti nel tempo, vivono per sempre, in attesa del giorno in cui potranno tornare nelle mani di un nuovo lettore, di un nuovo spirito. Noi li vendiamo e li compriamo, ma in realtà i libri non ci appartengono mai. Ognuno di questi libri è stato il miglior amico di qualcuno. Adesso hanno soltanto noi, Daniel. Pensi di poter mantenere il segreto? 

– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, “L’ombra del vento” –

Texarkana

Sono quasi le 14.00 e il caldo affatica il fisico e la mente. Ho bisogno di svegliarmi e di ritrovare un po’ di energia. Così ho cercato su YT questa canzone, che mi ha sempre saputo dare belle sensazioni. …E poi adoro l’inizio e tutta l’ossatura ritmica del basso(*)… In realtà, adoro il suono del basso, proprio tanto; così come, in un’orchestra d’archi, preferisco di gran lunga il suono della viola e del violoncello a quello del violino. Sarà che i suoni profondi mi sembra di percepirli direttamente nel plesso solare, non so…

Mentre scrivevo questo post si sono fatte le 14.00 e io devo dare un senso a questo pomeriggio.

E “Texarkana”sia! Mangari anche in loop.


Fonte: Youtube


“Texarkana”

20,000 miles to an oasis
20,000 years will I burn
20,000 chances I’ve wasted
Waiting for the moment to turn

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

Walking through the woods, I have faced it
Looking for something to learn
30,000 thoughts have been wasted
Never in my time to return

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

All my life
Waiting to find

40,000 stars in the evening
Look at them fall from the sky
40,000 reasons for living
40,000 tears in your eyes

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall
Catch me if I fall, catch me if I fall

-REM –


(*) Domanda rivolta ai bassisti e/o esperti di musica che eventualmente hanno visto questo post: posso definire l’inizio suonato dal basso (riff?) come un ‘giro di basso’? Lo so, non ci capisco granché e la domanda può suonare stupida, ma voglio togliermi questa curiosità. Grazie. 🙂

Hello

Fonte: Youtube


Hello

I’ve been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You’re all I’ve ever wanted, (and) my arms are open wide
‘Cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much, I love you

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow
Hello, I’ve just got to let you know

‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely, or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying, I love you

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
‘Cause I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven’t got a clue
But let me start by saying I love you

Lionel Richie

Still Loving You – Scorpions & The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Semplicemente meravigliosa!

Fonte: Youtube

” Still lovin you


Time, it needs time
To win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love
Can bring back your love someday
I will be there, I will be there

I’ll fight, babe I’ll fight
To win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love
Can break down the wall someday
I will be there, I will be there


If we’d go again
All the way from the start
I would try to change
The things that killed our love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong
That I can’t get through
Is there really no chance
To start once again
I’m still loving yo
u


Try, baby try
To trust in my love again

I will be there, I will be there
Love, our love
Just shouldn’t be thrown away
I will be there, I will be there


If we’d go again
All the way from the start
I would try to change
The things that killed our love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong
That I can’t get through
Is there really no chance
To start once again

If we’d go again
All the way from the start
I would try to change
The things that killed our love
Yes, I’ve hurt your pride, and I know
What you’ve been through
You should give me a chance
This can’t be the end
I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you

I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you, I need your love
I’m still loving you…

– Scorpions & The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra –