segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2011

12 de Setembro de 2003. Morre o cantor Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, o "man in black" (tinha uma canção com esse título), morreu no dia 12 de Setembro de 2003, aos 71 anos.


Convertido ao cristianismo no final da década de 1960, Cash tinha canções que falavam da busca de sentido - ou espiritual, é o mesmo. Não conhecendo grande coisa da sua obra, gosto especialmente de uma em parceria com os U2, "The wanderer", no álbum Zooropa. Por sinal, Cash dizia que "One", dos U2, canção que gostava de cantar, era uma das melhores de sempre.


"They say they want the kingdom, but they don't want God in it".





I went out walking 
Through streets paved with gold 
Lifted some stones 
Saw the skin and bones 
Of a city without a soul 
I went out walking 
Under an atomic sky 
Where the ground won't turn 
And the rain it burns 
Like the tears when I said goodbye 

Yeah I went with nothing 
Nothing but the thought of you 
I went wandering 

I went drifting 
Through the capitals of tin 
Where men can't walk 
Or freely talk 
And sons turn their fathers in 
I stopped outside a church house 
Where the citizens like to sit 
They say they want the kingdom 
But they don't want God in it 

I went out riding 
Down that old eight lane 
I passed by a thousand signs 
Looking for my own name 

I went with nothing 
But the thought you'd be there too 
Looking for you 

I went out there 
In search of experience 
To taste and to touch 
And to feel as much 
As a man can 
Before he repents 

I went out searching 
Looking for one good man 
A spirit who would not bend or break 
Who would sit at his father's right hand 
I went out walking 
With a bible and a gun 
The word of God lay heavy on my heart 
I was sure I was the one 
Now Jesus, don't you wait up 
Jesus, I'll be home soon 
Yeah I went out for the papers 
Told her I'd be back by noon 

Yeah I left with nothing 
But the thought you'd be there too 
Looking for you 

Yeah I left with nothing 
Nothing but the thought of you 
I went wandering

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