1 giu 2008

Man In Black - Johnny Cash

Su Johnny Cash si potrebbe scrivere un'enciclopedia. Mi riprometto di riparlarne, sarebbe bello scriverne assieme a qualche altro amico - sì è un invito agli appassionati che leggono. Ma qui bastano la canzone ed il testo sottoriportato. Non c'è bisogno d'altro per dire dello spessore dell'uomo e del cantante.

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

4 commenti:

Luka, back on the corner. ha detto...

Innarrivabile. Bellissima.
Grazie, Luka

Cesco ha detto...

Non conoscere Johnny Cash significa non aver mai ascoltato musica seriamente

Franco Zaio ha detto...

In questi giorni se visiti il mio blog si sente Hurt...

AltriSuoni ha detto...

Ciao Silvano,
grazie della visita e dei complimenti. Prendo al volo il tuo invito su Johnny Cash. Se vuoi estrapolare un contributo o semplicemente segnalarne il link quando posterai qualcosa su Cash, qui sotto c'è l'articolo che avevo dedicato al grande Man In Black, uscito nel 2003 sul mensile Jam.


A presto e grazie per il link del mio blog. Farò lo stesso con il tuo.