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Uplifting songs (III)

John Farnham You’re the voice

We have
The chance to turn pages over
We can write what we want to write
We gotta make ends meet before we get much older
We’re all someone’s daughter
We’re all someone’s son
How long can we look at each other
Down the barrel of a gun? read more »

Unexpected (a concert review)

I distinctly remember the first time I saw the video of “You’re beautiful”. Quiet, gripping; a sad-faced guy with an almost ridiculously soft voice (who sang about some angel he had seen on the subway, but she was with another man, and now he was mourning the loss of her) undressing in the snow, arranging his things before him with military precision (confirmed later by the fact that he used to serve in the army), and finally jumping into the freezing cold water. What the… read more »

Vincent (Don McLean)

Starry
starry night
paint your palette blue and grey

look out on a summer’s day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils

catch the breeze and the winter chills

in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how

perhaps they’ll listen now.

Starry
starry night
flaming flo’rs that brightly blaze

swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in
Vincent’s eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue
morning fields of amber grain

weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist’s
loving hand.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
perhaps they’ll listen now.

For they could not love you
but still your love was true

and when no hope was left in sight on that starry
starry night.
You took your life
as lovers often do;
But I could have told you
Vincent
this world was never
meant for one
as beautiful as you.

Starry
starry night
portraits hung in empty halls

frameless heads on nameless walls
with eyes
that watch the world and can’t forget.
Like the stranger that you’ve met

the ragged men in ragged clothes

the silver thorn of bloddy rose
lie crushed and broken
on the virgin snow.
And now I think I know what you tried to say to me

how you suffered for your sanity

how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they’re not
list’ning still
perhaps they never will.

Is it a coincidence that I am translating Paul Cox’s Vincent- The life and death of Vincent Van Gogh for next Tuesday, and I heard this absolutely beautiful song, written by Don Mc Lean, sung by Josh, for the first time? Mr Mc Lean, thank you for your words…

Vincent, sung by Josh Groban

Happy Birthday, Josh :)

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Someone asked him how he explains his thinness. When he has the voice. With this voice, one expects a Luciano, a big person, someone really, really big. Josh giggled and said, he was working on the body business. But not just yet.

Hell, no, Josh! Stay the way you are! You are perfect :)

Anyway, one week, seven days, a little more, and so many thoughts, so many words, said, unsaid, dwelt on, put into imagery, kept hidden in my mind, shared, treasured. One hurricane you were, my one and only is laughing at me, but hey, you can’t expect such things to be understood. You either feel them, or not.

Happy Birthday, Josh!!! And a thank you as big as the infinity! For the things I am feeling… It’s almost love, almost wishing, almost desire, almost floating. A new certainty that the world is perfect! See, I will be alone for more than a year… the one I love will be far from me… it’s almost like someone sent you to watch over me.

Do you understand this, dearest? *hug* I hope you do! Because this is the only way I can keep sane with you so far from me…

YAY!!!

TORI AMOS IS PERFORMING IN BUDAPEST ON JUNE 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*squeal*

I cannot believe it! I have been waiting for this for… well, for over six years!

*beams*

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TORI AMOS BUDAPESTEN LÉP FEL JÚNIUS 24-ÉN!!!

*vigyorog és ugrál örömében*

Smile

Smile, though your heart is aching

Smile, even though it’s breaking

When there are clouds in the sky

You’ll get by…

If you smile

With your fear and sorrow

Smile and maybe tomorrow

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile

If you just…

Light up your face with gladness

Hide every trace of sadness

Although a tear may be ever so near

That’s the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what’s the use of crying

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile

If you just…

Smile, though your heart is aching

Smile, even though it’s breaking

When there are clouds in the sky

You’ll get by…

If you smile

Through your fear and sorrow

Smile and maybe tomorrow

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile

If you just smile…

That’s the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what’s the use of crying

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile

If you just smile

This is the first time…

It’s past 3 am, my ears hurt from the headphones, I have been playing these songs over and over again, who knows how many times.

This is the first time…that I feel like my life would end if I stopped listening to someone sing.

Voice of an angel

I was, literally, touched by an angel, a few days ago, when I heard a heart-gripping melody on TV; then yesterday I heard it again, and I had to check the title, performer, date. Now, listening to this guy’s third album, I struggle for words, which is no news, except that I struggle even more than usually. This must be God speaking. There is no other explanation. He speaks to me, to us, to everyone who hears this, or heard this some time ago, or will hear this, somewhere in time. Or can it be, after all, that it’s the singer not the song…? Who is this guy? How can there be anything bad in the world, when he had sung so many times? I have been one constant goosebump for the eleventh song now, and I suspect this is not a fleeting impression.

Angels do not come about by accident.

He is Josh Groban.

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Londonban jártunk, amikor először láttam ezeket az arcokat, kiplakátolva szerte a városban. Gondoltam, egy újabb zenekar, amit le akarnak nyomni a torkunkon. Aztán az MTV-n láttam néhány klippet, és amikor legközelebb Angliába mentünk, megvettem a Hopes and Fears-t. Nagyjából egy évig leállás nélkül ezt hallgattam, és mai napig az egyik legklasszabb lemez, ami a birtokomban van! read more »

Wings of an angel

Sarah McLachlan

In my hand I am holding Sarah McLachlan’s latest jewel, the complete and updated Mirrorball live CD. It not only looks like a perfect gem, it also sounds like one, like everything else we have heard from her. So far, I am absolutely in love with “I will not forget you”, but the rest is also absolutely beautiful. read more »