Fortune, fame,
mirror vain
Gone insane, but the memory remains

Heavy rings on fingers wave
Another star denies the grave
See the nowhere crowd
Cry the nowhere cheers of honor

Like twisted vines that grow
Hide and swallow mansions whole
In light of an already
Faded primadonna

Fortune, fame, mirror vain,
Gone insane…
Fortune, fame, mirror vain
Gone insane…
But the memory remains

Heavy rings hold cigarettes
Up to lips that time forgets
While the Hollywood sunsets
Behind your back

And can’t the band play on
Just listen, they play my song
Ash to ash, dust to dust,
Fade to black

Fortune, fame, mirror vain,
Gone insane…
Fortune, fame, mirror vain
Gone insane…
Dance little tin goddess

(Marianne FaithfulšŸ™‚

Nanana nanana nanana

Drift away, fade away
Little tin goddess
Ash to ash, dust to dust,
Fade to black

Fortune, fame, mirror vain,
Gone insane…
Fortune, fame, mirror vain,
Gone insane…
But the memory remains

Ash to ash, dust to dust,
Fade to black…
But the memory remains
Faded primadonna
Dance little tin goddess dance

Nanana nanana nanana

Where do I take this pain of mine
I run but it stays right by my side
So tear me open, pour me out
The things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me, so hold me until it sleeps

Just like a curse, just like a stray
You feed it once and now it stays
How it stays

So tear me open, but beware,
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me until I’m clean

It grips you solely, it stains you solely
It hates you solely, it holds you solely
Until it sleeps…

So tell me, why you’ve choosen me
Don’t want your grip, don’t want your greed
Don’t want it
Tear me open, make you gone, no more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me, so hold me until it sleeps

Tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the hate still shakes me, so hold me up
until it sleeps
Until it sleeps…

As I was going over the Cork and Kerry Mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin’
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said "Stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya"

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money yeah and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she loved me no never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman, yeah, for you know she tricked me easy

Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber
Takin’ my Molly with me, but I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired my pistols, and I shot him with both barrels

Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, ha, ya
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o
Yeah, whiskey, yo, whiskey…
Oh-oh, ya

Now some men like a fishin’, but some men like the fowlin’
Some men like to hear, to hear the cannonball a-roarin’
But me, I like sleepin’, `specially in my Molly’s chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain, yeah

Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, ha, ya
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o
Whiskey in the jar-o

Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, hey
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, ya

Say your prayers, little one,
Don’t forget, my son,
To include everyone!

Tuck you in, warm within,
Keep you free from sin,
Till the sandman comes.

Sleep with one eye open,
Gripping your pillow tight
Exit light, enter night,
Take my hand,
Off to never never land

Something’s wrong, shut the light,
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren’t of snow white.

Dreams of war, dreams of liars,
Dreams of dragons fire
And of things that will bite.

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight
Exit light, enter night,
Take my hand,
Off to never never land.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
Pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I die before I wake,
Pray the Lord my soul to take.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
And never mind that noise you heard,
It’s just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head.

Exit light, enter night,
Grain of sand,

Exit light, enter night,
Take my hand,
We’re off to never never land.

I can’t remember anything,
Can’t tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me.

Now that the war is through with me
I’m waking up I can not see
That there’s not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now.

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God,wake me!

Back in the womb its much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can’t look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I’ll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me!

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God,wake me!
Now the world is gone I’m just one
Oh, God, help me
Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God, help me

Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell


If you’re ugly, I’m ugly too
In your eyes the sky’s a different blue
If you could see yourself like others do
You’d wish you were as beautiful as you

And I wish I was a camera sometimes
So, I could take your picture with my mind
Put it in a frame for you to see
How beautiful you really are to me

Ugly, Ugly
All of us just feel like that somedays
Ain’t no rainbow in the sky
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that’s ugly, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ugly, Ugly
All of us just feel like that somedays
Ain’t no rainbow in the sky
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that’s ugly, ugly
All of us just feel like that somedays
Ain’t no cure that you can buy
When you feel U.G.L.Y.
And that’s ugly

So, if you’re ugly, I’m ugly too
If you’re a nut, then I must be a screw
If you couls see yourself the way I do
You’d wish you were as beautiful as you
I wish I was as beautiful as you

She came to me one morning, one lonely Sunday morning
Her long hair flowing in the mid-winter wind
I know not how she found me, for in darkness I was walking
And destruction lay around me, from a fight I could not win
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh

She asked me name my foe then, I said the need within some men
To fight and kill their brothers, without thought of love or God
And I begged her give me horses to trample down my enemy
So eager was my passion to devour this waste of life
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH Aahh ahh AHH ahh

But she wouldn’t think of battle that, reduces men to animals
So easy to begin and yet impossible to end
For she the mother of all men, had counceled me so wisely that
I feared to walk alone again and asked if she would stay Ɓhh Ahh
AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh
Oh lady lend your hand I cried, oh let me rest here at your side
Have faith and trust in me she said, and filled my heart with life
There is no strenght in numbers, have no such misconception
But when you need me be assured I won’t be far away
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh….AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh

Thus having spoke she turned away, and ‘though I found no words to say
I stood and watched until I saw her black cloak disappear
My labour is no easier but now I know I’m not alone
I find new heart each time I think upon that windy day
And if one day she comes to you, drink deeply from her words so wise
Take courage from her as your prize and say hello for me
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh … AHHH ahh ahh


Se va scoate probabil un dictionar
Cu toate cuvintele care-n zadar
Vor incerca sa te spuna asa cum esti tu…
La dictionar, probabil, vor colabora
Toti cei care-au fost inaintea mea
Si toti cei care urmeaza – sau poate ca nu !
Eu, personal, am sa scriu un catren
Si linga el am sa fac si-un desen
Sa se stie precis de ce parte din tine vorbesc:
Unii o sa creada ca-i o rindunica,
Altii-o sa creada ca nu-i rindunica
Si-altii-o sa creada ca desigur glumesc !
Hirtia va fi cea mai fina hirtie,
Tivita pe margine cu-o broderie
Din semne de zodii, tiparite in aur si jar…
Din doua-n doua pagini, cite-o poza de-a ta
Va ilustra si va comenta
Cite-un citat celebru, luat din alt dictionar…
Copiii in scoala il vor invata,
Fiindca altfel vor capata nota rea,
Parintii lor din scoarta in scoarta-l vor citi…
La ultima pagina vor rasufla
Si-si vor spune unul altuia "asa da !"
Cind, de fapt, despre tine nimic nu vor sti…
Iar tu, batrina, dar tot frumoasa,
Vei sta undeva, intr-un jilt, intr-o casa,
Povestind mereu altfel aceleasi superbe-amintiri,
Si dincolo de zidul de caramida,
Un baiat timid si-o fata timida
Vor incepe alt dictionar doar din priviri…


Vorbind pe sleau si fara sfiala
Nu aveam o baza tehnico-materiala,
Teoretic vorbind si privind obiectiv
Recunoastem deschis ca era cam frig,
Din punct de vedere numeric, sustin
Ca prin comparatie eram cam putini, dar

La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am obtinut
La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am ob?inut

Din punct de vedere al varstei vorbind
Mircea era batran si putin suferind,
Dusmanul, prin spate, incet susotea
Cum ca-i tremura mana fiindca-i placea sa bea.
Cert e insa ca parul i se cam albiseĀ 
Si ca pe la tample i se cam rarise, dar

La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am obtinut
La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am ob?inut

Turcii si-astazi sustin ca nu-s ei de vina,
Ca erau conditii grele de-orientare si clima,
Ca erau bani putini si pericol de boala,
Ca noroiul n-avea densitatea normala,
Ca metoda de lupta era demodata,
Ca mlastina fusese, evident, trucata, dar

La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am obtinut
La Rovine, la RovineĀ 
O mare victorie am ob?inut


  • Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
  • (traducerea mea)

  • David Gilmour - Cruise
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • (tradus de mine)

  • Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown
  • Roger Waters - Amused To Death
  • Mark Knopfler - Heart Full of Holes
  • Mark Knopfler - True Love Will Never Fade
  • Mark Knopfler - Behid With The Rent
  • Gianni Morandi - Parla piu piano
  • (The Godfather)

  • Dire Straits - Why Worry
  • Leonard Cohen - The Future
  • Leonard Cohen - Waiting for The Miracle To Come
  • Leonard Cohen - Democracy Is Coming To The USA
  • (traducere)

  • David Gilmour & David Bowie - Comfortably Numb
  • Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock’n'Roll,
  • Too Young To Die

  • Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
  • Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind
  • Willie Nelson - I Never Cared For You
  • Mircea Florian – Podul de piatra
  • Johnny Cash - The Highwayman
  • Norah Jones - Sunrise
  • Gheorghe Dinica - Sunt vagabondul vietii mele
  • Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
  • Dalida & Alain Delon - Parole, parole, parole
  • Adriano Celentano - Azzurro
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Eric Clapton - Please Be With Me
  • Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
  • Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
  • Mahalia Jackson - Dig A Little Deeper
  • Chris Rea - Auberge
  • Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (full)
  • BB King & David Gilmour - Eyesight to The Blind
  • Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
  • Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in The USA
  • BB King & Eric Clapton - Help The Poor
  • Mahalia Jackson - Amazing Grace
  • Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
  • Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow (Maggie Reilly)
  • Edith Piaf - Milord
  • Edith Piaf - Johnny, tu n’es pas un ange
  • (Sanie cu zurgalai)

  • Spitalul de urgenta - Sila
  • Spitalul de Urgenta - Prietenii
  • Sarah McLahan - In The Arms of An Angel
  • Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer For You
  • Gloria Gaynor - Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • Taxi - Dragostea, ca o pereche de pantofi
  • Shaggy - Repent
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

  • Nina Simone - Sinnerman
  • Shirley Bassey - Where Do I Begin
  • (Love Story)

  • Adrian Ivanitchi - Arsura
  • Fleetwood Mac - Peacekeeper
  • Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
  • Taraful din Clejani - Dorul meu e numai dor
  • Taraful din Clejani - Intoarcerea la Clejani
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Altar - Protest
  • Gica Petrescu - Cantece de petrecere
  • Deep Purple - Smoke on The Water
  • Deep Purple - Soldier of Fortune
  • Deep Purple - When A Blind Man Cries
  • Ion Albesteanu – Omule cu caii buni
  • Iron Maiden - Fear of The Dark
  • (live in Rio)

  • Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm
  • Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
  • Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
  • Dire Straits - So Far Away
  • Mihai Margineanu - Mai stii
  • Romica Puceanu - Arz-o focu’, dragostea!
  • Romica Puceanu - Saraiman
  • (My English Version)

  • Don McLean - American Pie
  • Robbie Williams - Supreme
  • Nicole Kidman & Robbie Williams - Something Stupid
  • Sting - Fragile
  • Sting - Englishman in New-York
  • Rita Pavone – Cuore
  • UB40 - Red, Red Wine
  • Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte - Malaika
  • (My Angel)

  • Sting - Mad About You
  • Pavel Stratan - Viata moldovana
  • Pavel Stratan – M-am nascut de ziua mea
  • The Eagles - Hotel California
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
  • Pink Floyd - Time
  • Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life
  • Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly
  • Anton Achitei - Am un leu si vreu sa-l beu
  • Morcheeba - Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day
  • Maria Tanase - Marie si Marioara
  • Maria Tanase - Lume, lume
  • Maria Tanase - Cine m-aude cantand
  • Madonna - Take A Bow
  • Pinocchio - I’ve Got No Strings!
  • (Dickie Jones)

  • The Rolling Stones - Angie
  • The Rolling Stones - Play With Fire
  • Toni Iordache - Asa beau oamenii buni
  • Fara Zahar - Manea (Grosu si Artagosu)
  • Fara Zahar - Neamul lui Penes Curcanu
  • System of A Down - Lonely Day
  • System of A Down - ATWA
  • Pink Floyd - If
  • Frank Sinatra - My Way
  • Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
  • Ben E King - Stand by Me
  • Coolio - I See You When You Get There
  • Suie Paparude - Cu zambetul pe buze
  • Frank Sinatra & Bono (U2) - Under My Skin
  • Smokie - For A Few Dollars More
  • Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  • Muzica

  • U2 - Pride
  • (live, Romania ovationata la Dublin dupa Revolutie)

  • Vali Sterian - Pariu pe o lacrima
  • Vali Sterian - Anotimpuri
  • Mika - Grace Kelly
  • Mika - Big Girl, You Are Beautiful!
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Queen - Somebody To Love
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Anda Calugareanu si Toma Caragiu – La copia piu bella
  • Salt ‘n’ Pepa - What A Man!
  • Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love
  • Ion Dolanescu - Eu si maine-as vrea sa mor
  • Pasarea Colibri - Vanare de Vant
  • Pasarea Colibri - Popa Nan (Mircea Vintila)
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan - Alone Again, Naturally
  • Ionela Prodan - Din bucata mea de paine
  • Peggy Lee - I Don’t Know Enough About You
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Metallica - The Unforgiven
  • Elena Merisoreanu & Ion Dolanescu - Suflecata pan’ la brau
  • Byan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting - All For One, All For Love
  • Blues Traveler - Ugly American
  • (Canadian Rose)

  • Joe Cocker - Human Touch
  • Sarmalele Reci - Sprit de vara
  • Bon Jovi - Always
  • Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
  • Miruna Olinescu - Nu mi-e frica de Bau Bau!
  • Zob - Radio Punk
  • Spice Girls - Viva Forever
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • Vali Sterian, Ceilalti & Brugner - Ce-a mai ramas din oameni
  • Blue Man Group - Time To Start (live)
  • Ray Charles - Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Tina Turner - Simply The Best
  • Tina Turner - Private Dancer
  • Florian Pittis - Ploaia care va veni
  • Rodney Carrington - Dear Pennis
  • Nat King Cole - Dream A Little Dream of Me
  • Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
  • Alexandru Andries - Femei pentru zile ploiase
  • Alexandru Andries - Cea mai frumoasa zi
  • Alexandru Andries - BKL (Sunt Gigi)
  • Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
  • Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
  • Zdob si Zdub - Doina haiducului
  • Zdob si Zdub & DJ Vasile - Everybody in the casa mare
  • Vasco Rossi – Senza Parole
  • Annie Lennox - Why
  • Annie Lennox - Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Zale - Mai nou
  • Zale si Pavel Stratan – Declaratie d’avere
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • OZone - Limba noastra
  • Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
  • Phoenix - In umbra marelui URSS
  • Phoenix - Haituit
  • Tudor Gheorghe - Lumina lina
  • (versuri de Ioan Alexandru)

  • Tudor Gheorghe - Mi-e dor de ea
  • (versuri de Ion Banuta)

  • Gabi Lunca - Omul bun n-are noroc
  • Gabi Lunca - Da, mama, cu biciu-n mine!
  • Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
  • Sofia Vicoveanca - Supararea, bate-o, Doamne
  • Grigore Lese - Saracu’ omu’ cu dor
  • Grigore Lese – Cantec despre Bucovina
  • Ioan Bocsa – Ana, zorile se varsa
  • Anda Calugareanu – Noi nu!
  • Ileana Sararoiu - Dar’ar naiba-n tine, dragoste!
  • Nelu Ploiesteanu - Unge, Leano, usa bine!
  • Pink Martini - Lilly
  • Pink Martini - Hang on, Little Tomato
  • Cesaria Evora - Sodade
  • Cesaria Evora - Petit Pays
  • Andres Calamaro - La parte de adelante
  • (live)

  • Nicu Gigantu - Nu am pe nimeni, pe nimenea
  • Nicu Gigantu - Usor, puiule, usor
  • Uriah Heep - Lady in Black
  • Marlene Dietrich - Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
  • Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene
  • Victor Socaciu - Caii liberi
  • Faithless - Mass Destruction
  • Faithless - Miss You Less, See You More
  • Corina Chiriac - Strada Sperantei
  • Marika Tkhelidze - Xalxuri popuri
  • Fratii Petreus - Cetera-i inima mea
  • Fratii Petreus - Maramures, plai cu flori
  • Lovin Spoonful - Daydream (reclama Orange)
  • Ternipe - Az uton
  • Ternipe - Vasar utan
  • Cristi Paturca - Cantec de leagan (A.E.I.O.U.)
  • Duffy - Mercy
  • Patricia Kaas - Une fille de l’Est
  • Patricia Kaas - Une femme comme une autre
  • Ioana Radu - Dealu-i deal si valea-i vale
  • Ioana Radu - Lasa-ma sa patimesc
  • Toto Cotugno - Serenata
  • Doru Stanculescu - Haidi, hai!
  • (Pe sub flori ma leganai)

  • Moby - Natural Blues
  • Moby - Bring Sally Up
  • Nancy Sinatra - Bang, Bang!
  • ABBA - Waterloo
  • Gianna Nannini - Meravigliosa creatura
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - C’est la vie
  • Bob Marley - Redemption Song
  • Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
  • AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
  • AC/DC - Back in Black
  • Zob - Printre nori
  • Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Dona Dumitru Siminica - Am iubit si-am sa iubesc
  • Ion Ghitulescu – Picaturi de untdelemn
  • Patti Smith - Because The Night
  • Pink Floyd - Lost for Words
  • Goran Bregovic - Old Home Movie
  • Goran Bregovic - Ya Ya (Ringe Ringe Raja)
  • Florian Pittis si Mircea Vintila – Vinovatii fara vina
  • VH2 – Fiecare zi fara tine
  • U2 - One
  • Gil Dobrica - Hai acasa!
  • Vama Veche - Vara asta
  • Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (Trainspotting)
  • Iggy Pop & Goran Bregovic - TV Screen
  • Zavaidoc - Aseara fusei la una
  • Deep Forest - Marta’s Song
  • Marc Anthony - Dimelo (I Need To Know)
  • Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
  • Ada Milea - Femurul
  • Afroman - Because I Got High
  • Mihai Margineanu - Tango
  • Adam Sandler - Chanukah Song