tirsdag 31. desember 2013

Emmylou Harris:The Pearl

"The Pearl"
O the dragons are gonna fly tonight
They're circling low and inside tonight
It's another round in the losing fight
Out along the great divide tonight

We are aging soldiers in an ancient war
Seeking out some half remembered shore
We drink our fill and still we thirst for more
Asking if there's no heaven what is this hunger for?

Our path is worn our feet are poorly shod
We lift up our prayer against the odds
And fear the silence is the voice of God

And we cry Allelujah Allelujah
We cry Allelujah

Sorrow is constant and the joys are brief
The seasons come and bring no sweet relief
Time is a brutal but a careless theif
Who takes our lot but leaves behind the grief

It is the heart that kills us in the end
Just one more old broken bone that cannot mend
As it was now and ever shall be amen

And we cry Allelujah Allelujah
We cry Allelujah

So there'll be no guiding light for you and me
We are not sailors lost out on the sea
We were always headed toward eternity
Hoping for a glimpse of Gaililee

Like falling stars from the universe we are hurled
Down through the long loneliness of the world
Until we behold the pain become the pearl

Cryin? Allelujah Allelujah
We cry Allelujah

And we cry Allelujah Allelujah
We cry Allelujah


Årets siste dag. Eg synest det passar med Emmylou Harris "The pearl" frå albumet "Red dirt girl" som kom i 2003. For  "We are not sailors lost out on the sea."
Emmylous Harris (f. 1947) har lenge vore ein favoritt, ja heilt sidan vi for meir enn tredve år sidan køyrde  over Rocky Mountain og vidare gjennom ørkenen til Grand Canyon. På radio spelte dei melodiar
frå Emmylou Harris "Elite Hotel" som kom i 1975. Fantastisk stemning. Vi kjøpte plata i vinyl utgåve(lenge før det eksisterte CD og spotify).På plateomslaget ei ung  Emmylou Harris  med langt mørkt hår  og brune støvlettar sitjande på trappa framfor Elite Hotel. "Until we behold the pain become the pearl."
(sjå og mitt innlegg Elite Hotel)


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