quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2019

quarta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2019

Scott Walker - Farmer in the City


Começa como um arrepio em surdina que nos faz vibrar, arrepiar talvez.
Quando a voz de Scott ecoa remete-nos para algo fúnebre, um mundo espectral, sombrio, um misterioso limbo vocal que nos agarra e retém.

Farmer in the City é uma homenagem a Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Na letra, a insistente alusão ao número 21 refere-se à idade com que um protegido de Pasolini, Ninetto Davoli, foi recrutado para o exército italiano onde mais tarde desertaria.

Esta canção atrai-me como uma traça para a luz. Ou neste caso, ausência dela.



Do I hear

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I'll give you

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Do I hear

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I'll give you

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This night you

are mistaken
I'm a farmer

in the city
Dark farm

houses
against the
sky
Every night

I must wonder
why
Harness on the

left nail keeps
wrinkling wrinkling
Then higher above

me - e e so o
e e e so o o
Can't go by

a man from
Rio
Can't go by

a man from
Vigo
Can't go by

a man from
Ostia
Hey Ninetto
Remember that

dream
We talked about

it
so many times
Do I hear

21
21
21
I'll give you

21
21
21
Do I hear

21
21
21
I'll give you

21
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And if I'm not

mistaken
We can search
from farm to
farm
Dark farm houses

against our eyes
Every night I

must realize
Harness on the

left nail
Keeps withering

withering
Then higher above

me - e e so o
e e e so o o
Can't go by

a man in
this shirt
Can't go by

a man in
that shirt
Can't go by a man

with brain
grass
go by his long

long eye
gas
And I used

to be a
citizen
I never felt

the pressure
I knew nothing

of the horses
Nothing of the

thresher
Paolo

take me with
you
it was the

journey of
a life
Do I hear

21
21
21
I'll give you

21
21
21
Do I hear

21
21
21
I'll give you

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21

terça-feira, 20 de agosto de 2019