Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sea Song



En av fordelene med digital distribusjon av musikk er at man kan snope enkeltlåter på en lettvint måte. Jeg havnet i I-Tunes-Store igjen for en tid tilbake, og sjekket ut coverlåter av Robert Wyatt. Den som peker seg ut som mest populær, er ”Sea Song” fra ”Rock Bottom ”. Det er jo ikke overraskende, for det er en fantastisk låt med en flott tekst. På podden min er disse A-listet for tiden, med sine versjoner av "Sea Song":
Tears For Fears (“Saturnine, Marshal and Lunatic” -1996)
Dune (”Forever” – 1997)
Aldo Romano/Remi Vignolo/Baptiste Trotignon (“Flower Power”- 2006)
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset (“The Bairns” – 2007)
Eyes Like Saucers (“Still living in the desert (and mostly inside my own head )”- 2008).
Her har du altså det meste representert: pop-gutta i Tears For Fears og enda penere Dune, jazzfolkene med Romano, folkemusikken med Rachel Unthank og low-fi-ikke-helt-glætte Eyes Like Saucers. For en sang dette er! Teksten til denne sangen, og mange andre finner du hos hos Calyx, men jeg setter opp teksten, som den står i tekstheftet til "Rock Bottom" på CD. Da blir den litt lettere å synge!
Oversikt over coverversjoner av Rober Wyatts sanger finner du her , og da finner du sikkert Tears For Fears 7” min også , der “Sea Song” er baksiden på ”I Believe” (1985). I-Tunes selger nå hele ”Rock Bottom” for latterlige 36 kroner!

SEA SONG
Words and Music by Robert Wyatt

You look different every time
you come from the foam-crested brine
It's your skin shining softly in the
moonlight
Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly
baby sperm whale
Am I yours? Are you mine
to play with?

Joking apart
when you're drunk You're terrific
when you're drunk I like you mostly
late at night, you're quite all right
But I can't understand
the different you In the morning
when it's time to play at being
human for a while
Please smile!

You'll be different in the spring, I know
You're a seasonal beast
Like the starfish that drifted with the tide
So until your blood runs to meet
the next full moon
Your madness fits in nicely
with my own
Your lunacy fits neatly with my own
my very own
We're not alone.

1 comment:

pnk said...

He was a diver,sure,but he couldn`t swim ? Anja Gabarek.
He reached rock bottom and found solid ground to hang about in the local wino round the corner.
A sheet of lyrics messed up his thoughts and then he was free ,but
at last he could see the wheels that held his banner high, erected the flag high for pitiness and dignity through voice of the masses.the revolution was just around a block of flats ,but a fly messed up the view from a corner in his eyes ,he had to stop at local boozer for a sobering up.A callenge was put on.

Give the red flag an erection !!!