04 janeiro 2010

"e despedir-se de tudo é um ofício inquieto"

When my lifetime had just ended
And my death had just begun
I told you I'd never leave you
But I knew this day would come

Give me blood for my blood wedding
I am ready to be born
I feel new
As if this body were the first I'd ever worn

I need straw for the straw fire
I need hard earth for the plow
Don't ask me to reconsider
I am ready to go now

I'm going in I'm going in
This is how it starts
I can see in so far
But afterwards we always forget
Who we are

I'm going in I'm going in
I can stand the pain
And the blinding heat
'Cause I won't remember you
The next time we meet

You'll be making the arrangements
You'll be trying to set me free
Not a moment for the meeting
I'll be busy as a bee

You'll be talking to me
But I just won't understand
I'll be falling by the wayside
You'll be holding out your hand

Don't you tempt me with perfection
I have other things to do
I didn't burrow this far in
Just to come right back to you

I'm going in I'm going in
I have never been so ugly
I have never been so slow
These prison walls get closer now
The further in I go

I'm going in I'm going in
I like to see you from a distance
And just barely believe
And think that
Even lost and blind
I still invented love

I'm going in
I'm going in
I'm going in

"I'm going in" é a faixa 11 do último álbum da cantora - Lhasa - gravado em Abril de 2009.
Título: verso de Herberto Helder, in Ou o Poema Contínuo, Assírio & Alvim, 2004.

1 comentário:

Paulo disse...

Procuramos, em vão, encontrar palavras que possam estar ao nível desta mulher. Só os seres humanos de excepção, os que ainda nos dão orgulho de pertencer esta espécie, conseguem isto: olhar a besta nos olhos.Sem a temer.
Orgulhemo-nos dela.