06-06-07

LIEDEREN VAN EENZAAMHEID EN VERDRIET

Hieronder de teksten van twee liederen die in mijn aantekening van gisteren werden vermeld in verband met eenzaamheid en mislukking. Nu heb je al wel de woorden, maar je zou de songs van Billie Holiday en Elvis Presley moeten horen: die verscheurdheid, dat verdriet, die wanhoop vanwege een mislukt leven. Hoewel Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine niet zelf heeft geschreven, klinkt het autobiografisch. In My Solitude in de versie van Billie Holiday niet minder.

IN MY SOLITUDE

In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die

I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
Theres no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that Ill soon go mad

In my solitude
Im afraid
Dear lord above
Send back my love

Duke Ellington / Eddie Delange / Irving Mills


LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE

There's a long line of mourners, driving down our street
Their fancy cars are such a sight to see
They're all your rich friends who knew you in the city
And now they've finally brought you home to me 

When you left you know you told me that some day you'd be returning
In a fancy car, all the town to see
Well now everyone is watching you, you've finally had your dream
And you're riding in a long black limousine

You know the papers told of how you lost your life 
The party and the fatal crash that night 
The race up on the highway, the curve you didn't see
Now you're riding in that long black limousine 

Through tear-filled eyes I'll watch as you ride by
A chauffeur at the wheel dressed up so fine
Well I'll never love another - all my heart, all my dreams
They're with you in that long black limousine
They're with you in that long black limousine

Vern Stovall / Bobby George


De eerste versie van dit lied is van Wynn Stewart en verscheen in 1958. Glenn Campbell nam het op in 1962. De sterkste versie is evenwel die van Elvis Presley uit 1969, terug te vinden op "From Elvis In Memphis". The Grateful Dead speelde het nummer af en toe live.

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Hoe ouder ik word hoe meer herkenning ik in die teksten vind.

Gepost door: ermanno | 06-06-07

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