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gulokhaar:

Ben Webster, My Old Flame, 1945

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Sara Bareilles – Brave

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up

  Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
  When they settle ‘neath your skin
  Kept on the inside and no sunlight
  Sometimes a shadow wins
  But I wonder what would happen if you

    Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave
     With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

  I just wanna see you
  I just wanna see you
   I just wanna see you
   I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

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gwranda:

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Let the Bells Ring (Nick Cave/Warren Ellis)
from Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)

Cave’s rousing tribute to Johnny Cash.

{a tribute to JC?… mmmm yes, guyatree thinks this is a tribute to JC, the carpenter’s boy)

C’mon, kind Sir, let’s walk outside
And breathe the autumn air
See the many that have lived and died
See the unending golden stair
See all of us that have come behind
Clutching at your hem
All the way from Arkansas
To your sweet and last amen.

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Im Nin’Alu sung by Ofra Haza :

IM NINALU (If the doors of the rich are locked)

If there be no mercy left in the world,
The doors of heaven will never be barred.
The Creator reigns supreme, and is higher
than the angels
All, in His spirit, will rise

By His nearness, His life-giving breath
flows through them.
And they glory in His name
From the moment of genesis,
His creations grow,
Captivating and more beautiful.

The wheel in his circle thunders
Acclaiming His Holy name
Clothed in the glory of His radiance,
The six-winged cherubs surround Him,
Whirling in His honor
And with their free wings sweetly sing,
Together, in unison

[That poem, by 17th-century Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, opens with the words: Im nin’alu daltei n’divim daltei marom lo nin’alu

Even if the gates of the rich are closed, the gates of heaven will never be closed.]

 

The above English translation is taken from the
“50 Gates of Wisdom” album by Keren Barak:(from Hebrew)
]