So long ago so clear

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“So long ago so clear”

Once, we did run

How we chased a million stars
and touched as only one can
Once, we did play
How the past delivered you
Amidst our youth we’d dream away, away
As if I knew the words I’m sure you’ll hear
Of how we met as you recall so well
Once, we did love
Long ago how did I forget 
Holding you so closely 
Look, how I move
Chance would have me glance at you
To know how you move me, me
All barriers fall around us as we hear
Of memories known and matters long ago, so clear


[interlude]


Once, we did run
How we chased a million stars 

 – Vangelis & Jon Anderson – 

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Age

Jim Croce è uno dei miei cantanti preferiti di sempre. L’ho scoperto una ventina di anni fa ascoltando Radio Capital (quando Radio Capital era una radio che ‘suonava davvero diversa’), dove ogni tanto programmavano “I got a name” (forse il suo brano più famoso in Italia; qui il testo).

Era un cantautore dalle sonorità folk e nella voce ricordava un po’ Cat Stevens, ma lui era capace di una dolcezza e di un’intensità impalpabili e quasi carezzevoli.

Un incidente aereo se l’è portato via nel 1973. Ci restano le sue canzoni, la sua dolcezza e quella doppia ‘J’ nel suo nome che fanno ancora una volta ripensare a un destino già segnato in partenza.

Trovo “Age” un brano bellissimo: pieno di energia e di leggerezza e profondità insieme.


Fonte: Youtube


“Age”

I’ve been up and down and around and ‘round and back again,
I’ve been so many places I can’t remember where or when.
And my only boss was the clock on the wall and my only friend
Never really was a friend at all.

I’ve traded love for pennies, sold my soul for less,
Lost my ideals in that long tunnel of time.
I’ve turned inside out and around about and back and then
Found myself right back where I started again.

Once I had myself a million, now I’ve only got a dime,
The diff’rence don’t seem quite as bad today.
With a nickel or a million, I was searching all the time
For something that I never lost or left behind.

I’ve traded love for pennies, sold my soul for less,
Lost my ideals in that long tunnel of time.
I’ve turned inside out and around about and back and then
Found myself right back where I started again.

And Now I’m in my second circle and I’m headin’ for the top,
I’ve learned a lot of things along the way.
I’ll be careful while I’m climbin’ ‘cause it hurts a lot to drop,
When you’re down nobody gives a damn anyway.

I’ve traded love for pennies, sold my soul for less,
Lost my ideals in that long tunnel of time.
I’ve turned inside out and around about and back and then
Found myself right back where I started again.

– Jim Croce –

Hope In a Hopeless World


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“Hope in a hopeless world”


Baby born in New York city
Wrapped in a blanket all tattered and worn
Mama’s doing the best that she can
It takes hope in a hopeless world

Her eldest son, he stayed in school
Listened to his mother, he never drank or used
And every job he wants he gets refused
It takes hope in a hopeless world

Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Trying to find love in these hateful times
Trying to stay strong but my mind is weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world

Churches are full, but the prayers are not heard
Saturday’s child don’t wanna to go to Sunday school
Whatever happened to the golden rule
It takes hope in a hopeless world

Do you got a quarter for the homeless man
Spare some change for the soldiers who fought the war
Put a little money in those hats and those tins
Give them hope in a hopeless world

Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Trying to find love in these hateful times
Trying to stay strong but my mind is weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world

Ooh, somebody out there gotta listen
Somebody out there got to know what pops been talking about
Raise your hand, raise your hands if you’re with him
Give us hope in a hopeless world

Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Trying to find love in these hateful times
Trying to stay strong but my mind is weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world

Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Trying to find love in these hateful times
Trying to stay strong but my mind is weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world

Can’t be standing still

– Widespread panic –