Coles Corner

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“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).


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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…


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