How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

 

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.

Though I know that evenin’s empire has returned into sand,
Vanished from my hand,
Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping.
My weariness amazes me, I’m branded on my feet,
I have no one to meet
And the ancient empty street’s too dead for dreaming.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin’ ship,
My senses have been stripped, my hands can’t feel to grip,
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin’.
I’m ready to go anywhere, I’m ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
I promise to go under it.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.

Though you might hear laughin’, spinnin’, swingin’ madly across the sun,
It’s not aimed at anyone, it’s just escapin’ on the run
And but for the sky there are no fences facin’.
And if you hear vague traces of skippin’ reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time, it’s just a ragged clown behind,
I wouldn’t pay it any mind, it’s just a shadow you’re
Seein’ that he’s chasing.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.

Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.




Eyes so bright, so big and wide
Make you feel so strange
Somewhere deep inside
Its the face of an angel
Soul of the devil may care

How Id love to know
What goes on in there

She needs your love
She needs it every day
But speak of love
See her laugh and run away

Julia, which way will you go
Julia, I wanna know
Julia, only the moon and stars
Julia, know just where you are
Julia

See the dance that needs no alibi
Oh you dont need to dream
When you know you can fly

She needs your love
She needs it every day
But speak of love
See her laugh and run away

Julia, which way will you go
Julia, I wanna know
Julia, only the moon and stars
Julia, know just where you are
Julia.



 

On the hard fast train
On the road to gain
Something gets right through to your telling bone

There’s a sudden itch
An electric twitch
Sometimes I swear this body’s got a mind of its own
This is the naked truth
This is the light
There’s only one place left to go
Auberge

You meet a silent type
On a windy trail
With a shiny cloak and an unseen silver dagger
You can talk till you ache

Give yourself one more break
You can tell by the look on his face that it just doesn’t matter
This is the naked truth
This is the light
There’s only one place left to go
Auberge

Give me a weekend
Give me a way
Don’t like what I’m seeing though I hear what you say
Think with a dagger
And you’ll die on your knees
Begging for mercy
Singing please, mister, please

This is the naked truth
This is the light
There’s only one place left to go
Auberge


Complete (live) version:



Stood still on a highway
I saw a woman
By the side of the road
With a face that I knew like my own
Reflected in my window

Well she walked up to my quarterlight
And she bent down real slow
A fearful pressure paralysed me
In my shadow

She said “Son, what are you doing here?
My fear for you has turned me in my grave”
I said “Mama, I come to the valley of the rich
Myself to sell”

She said “Son, this is the road to Hell”
On your journey ‘cross the wilderness
From the desert to the well
You have strayed upon the motorway to Hell

II

Well I’m standing by a river
But the water doesn’t flow
It boils with every poison you can think of
And I’m underneath the streetlights

But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows
And the perverted fear of violence
Chokes a smile on every face

And common sense is ringing out the bells
This ain’t no technological breakdown
Oh no, this is the road to Hell
And all the roads jam up with credit

And there’s nothing you can do
It’s all just bits of paper
Flying away from you
Look out world take a good look
What comes down here

You must learn this lesson fast
And learn it well
This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the road to Hell

TV video (no intro):

 


OK, nu e cazul sa radeti. Aceasta e intr-un fel singura tentativa poetica din viata mea (cel putin singura care s-a pastrat). Spre binele omenirii, de atunci nici n-am mai scris versuri. M-am regasit atat de mult in albumul care continea aceasta piesa incat am simtit nevoia sa ii dau versiunea mea. Dupa cum se vede nu e tocmai o traducere, dar banuiesc ca nu am fost nici eu prea departe de Brain Damage, if you caught my drift.



The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me ’till I’m sane
You lock the door, and throw away the key,
And there’s someone in my head, but it’s not me.

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

Gargaunii mei au luat-o pe campii.
Piese din joc ai rasete zglobii –
Doar amintiri cu care blanzi mai poti sa-i tii.

Nebunii mi-au intrat de mult în casa
Ii tin sub o hartie de ziar, cu stricta paza,
Postasu-mi mai aduce, zi de zi, o groaza.

Iar daca toate care te-au tinut în frau se duc
Si nu mai e nici loc în balamuc,
Ori mintea iti bubuie de-ai speriat nebunii,
Te-astept pe partea-ntunecat-a lunii.

Nebunul e sub fruntea ce-o privesti,
Ia bisturiul, schimba ce poftesti,
Din crestet pana-n maduva de os.
Da-mi o patalama de “clinic sanatos.”
Inchide-i usa, lasa-l fara cheie,
Piticul tot pe creier o sa-mi steie .

Si daca norii se ciocnesc la tine-n teasta
Urli degeaba cat te tin plamanii,
Ce canti tu-i alta gasca-n alta traista:
Te-astept pe fata nevazut-a lunii.



Here I am again in this mean old town
And youre so far away from me
And where are you when the sun goes down
Youre so far away from me

So far away from me
So far I just cant see
So far away from me
Youre so far away from me

Im tired of being in love and being all alone
When youre so far away from me
Im tired of making out on the telephone
And youre so far away from me

So far away from me
So far I just cant see
So far away from me
Youre so far away from me

I get so tired when I have to explain
When youre so far away from me
See you been in the sun and Ive been in the rain
And youre so far away from me

So far away from me
So far I just cant see
So far away from me
Youre so far away from me


A lovestruck romeo sings a streetsus serenade
Laying everybody low with me a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it ?

Juliet says hey its romeo you nearly gimme a heart attack
Hes underneath the window shes singing hey la my boyfriends back
You shouldnt come around here singing up at people like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it ?

Juliet the dice were loaded from the start
And I bet and you exploded in my heart
And I forget the movie song
When you wanna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet ?

Come up on differents streets they both were streets of shame
Both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals ?

Where you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything you promised me think and thin
Now you just says oh romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him

Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above Ill love you till I die
Theres a place for us you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet ?

I cant do the talk like they talk on tv
And I cant do a love song like the way its meant to be
I cant do everything but Id do anything for you
I cant do anything except be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
All do is keep the beat and bad company
All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Julie Id do the stars with you any time

Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above Ill love you till I die
Theres a place for us you know the movie song
When you gonna realise it was just that the time was wrong juliet ?

A lovestruck romeo sings a streetsus serenade
Laying everybody low with me a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade
Says something like you and me babe how about it ?




These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day youll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And youll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
Ive watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

 



You get a shiver in the dark
Its been raining in the park but meantime
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
A band is blowing dixie double four time
You feel all right when you hear that music ring

You step inside but you dont see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Too much competition too many other places
But not too many horns can make that sound
Way on downsouth way on downsouth london town

You check out guitar george he knows all the chords
Mind hes strictly rhythm he doesnt want to make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

And harry doesnt mind if he doesnt make the scene
Hes got a daytime job hes doing alright
He can play honky tonk just like anything
Saving it up for friday night
With the sultans with the sultans of swing

And a crowd of young boys theyre fooling around in the corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They dont give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It aint what they call rock and roll
And the sultans played creole

And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
thank you goodnight now its time to go home
And he makes it fast with one more thing
we are the sultans of swing

Muzica

  • 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