domingo, julho 02, 2006

# XC - No carrocel da vida


(And the painted ponies go up and down - Neste 24 de Junho, em Sobrado)


Uma canção encantatória, a ponto de parecer uma lullabye, mas com uma mensagem subreptícia - ou não - feroz!


De Joni Mitchel, The circle game (do álbum de 1970, Ladies of the Canyon)

Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like, when youre older, must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
And they tell him,
Take your time, it wont be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
Therell be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
Were captive on the carousel of time
We cant return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game


Comme d'habitude, um excertozinho:


1 comentário:

Teresa Lopes disse...

Um belo poema sobre a vida...
Lembrou-me um carrocel onde andei, há uns anos, em Covent Garden. Ainda lhe ouço a música...