domingo, novembro 19, 2006

# CLXIII - Divos - Onze - Kenny Rogers


(Jogatinas, 2006/11/19)

Uma das minhas canções favoritas deste country man das barbas brancas é este Gambler.

Conta-nos muitas verdades... umas das quais tema ver com o segredo para sobreviver : saber muito bem o que largar e o que preservar. E isto é, na maioria das vezes, muito difícil de distinguir. Muitas vezes, só o sabemos muito tempo depois...


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The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

On a warm summers evenin on a train bound for nowhere,
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
So we took turns a starin out the window at the darknes
stil boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

He said, son, I've made my life out of readin peoples faces,
And knowin what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
So if you don't mind my sayin, I can see you're out of aces.
For a taste of your whiskey I'll give you some advice.

So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
Said, if you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

Now e'vry gambler knows that the secret to survivin
Is knowin what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
cause e'vry hands a winner and ev'ry hands a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

So when hed finished speakin, he turned back towards the window,
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count you're money when youre sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin when the dealins done.


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2 comentários:

deep disse...

Confesso que prefiro a do post anterior... que fazer? Gostos não se discutem, não é?

Boa semana!

Tit disse...

Saber o que largar e o que preservar... Nem sempre fácil não - mas sem dúvida a ter no início da lista das coisas a aprender e ir aprendendo.
Bjs e boa semana ;)
[Há mto tempo que n ouvia este sr. de barbas brnacas, que n é o Pai Natal ;)]