O palmă de Crăciun de la U2


Pace pe pământ? Speranţă? Adevăr? Realitate?

Suntem nişte plângăcioşi. Ne agităm nevoie mare, în ton cu lumea asta nebună, după care ne văicărim – tot noi! – că s-a pierdut esenţa Crăciunului. Chiar aşa? Esenţă? Mai ştiţi reclama cu marmota?

Până la urmă, cei de la U2 ne sugerează că avem Crăciunul pe care îl merităm. Îl poate contrazice careva?

They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on Earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the Virgin’s birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire
They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a Silent Night
And they told me a fairy story
But I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
‘Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on Earth
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell
The Christmas you get you deserve.

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Un gând despre “O palmă de Crăciun de la U2

  1. Nu cred că ai ascultat versurile cântate de U2. 🙂 Mai încearcă o dată. În timp ce urmărești versurile date de tine aci în postare. Ce ai dat mai sus sunt versurile originale, ale lui Greg Lake.

    Să o luăm progresiv:
    „I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Although it is often categorised as a Christmas song, this was not Lake’s intention. He said that he wrote the song in protest at the commercialisation of Christmas.
    […]
    The song has been covered by other artists, including Elaine Paige (on her 1986 album Christmas), Canadian band Honeymoon Suite (on the 1989 WEA compilation album Revellion), Vertical Horizon (on the 2002 compilation Holiday: Sounds of the Season 2002), Sarah Brightman (on her 2008 album A Winter Symphony), U2 (on the 2009 Starbucks charity compilation All You Need Is Love), Joe McElderry on his 2011 album Classic Christmas, Susan Boyle (on her 2013 album Home for Christmas)[5] and Hannah Peel as the B-side of her 2014 single Find Peace.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Believe_in_Father_Christmas

    Iar acum, diferența de versuri.
    Redau mai jos un articol scris pe același subiect:
    Now here is a song. Kept off the number 1 spot for Christmas 1975 by the phenomenon that was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Greg Lake’s acoustic song of fragile beauty was deemed a “secular carol.” I didn’t play the song for thirty years, dismissing it as an anti-Christ angle on the Christmas season with its,

    “They sold me a dream of Christmas
    They sold me a Silent Night
    And they told me a fairy story
    ‘Till I believed in the Israelite.”

    Then out of the blue U2 do a video version to raise funds for the RED Campaign. Now wait a minute Bono. You can redeem a lot of things but Lake’s atheist anthem?

    Well they do. Changing the line to “But I believe in the Israelite” Bono neither loses his faith, in their cover version, nor the opportunity to use a song to make a powerful statement. When you are listening to U2 you take one thing as read; that they have thought through the song and their use of it. They never leave a line or word to chance in their very carefully crafted artistic intent.

    U2 turn this song into a close relation of their own song Peace On Earth. They are asking what good this Christmas is to the millions starving or going without clean water or anti-viral drugs. It becomes a protest song in the Old Testament style of lament. When interviewed about the song, Greg Lake never mentions an atheistic agenda. For him it was a pronouncement against the commercial side of Christmas. The last line is the prophetic preacher’s punch and much more potent with the U2 cover version: –

    “They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
    They said there’ll be peace on earth
    Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
    The Christmas you get you deserve.”

    What Christmas do we deserve? Is it the commercial madness, the material waste, the crammed ‘holiday’ schedules, the road rage, the gluttony and the greed? Or is there something else in there? Is there a heaven in there under the wrapping, tinsel and stuffing to be found in the midst of the hell? For me U2 have redeemed the song as they attempt to redeem the season and link the celebration of incarnation with the awful crisis of AIDS across the world.

    linkul articolului:
    http://stocki.typepad.com/soulsurmise/2015/12/u2-i-believe-in-father-christmas-changing-my-thoughts-on-greg-lake.html

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