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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

From a Balance Beam

There is a man holding a megaphone
So he must have been the voice of God
The bystanders claimed they saw angels
Flying up and down the block
Well, they must have been attached to wires
I saw one laying in the lawn with a broken arm
So I called 911
So that's one less founded opinion
One more cause for a dispute
So the street filled like a basin
Up with cameras and their crews
And they washed away the rumors
Leaving just the concrete truth
It was a spectacle
No, I, I mean a miracle
So then I fell like that girl from a balance beam
A gymnasium of eyes were all holding on to me
I lifted one foot to cross the other and I felt myself slipping
It was a small mistake
Sometimes that's all it takes


Now I'm staring at my wrist
Hoping that the timing is right
When the planets will align
There will be no planets to align
Just the carcass of the sun
And those little painted marbles
Spinning senseless through an endless black sky

 

(And so it never started and it will never stop just like I am and you are)

 

It was in a foreign hotel's bathtub
I baptized myself in change
And one by one I drowned all of the people I had been
I emerged to find the parallels were fewer
I was cleansed
I looked in the mirror and someone new was there
Still I was as helpless as a chess piece
When I was lifted up by someone's hand
And delivered from the corner
My enemies had got me in
But in all of my salvation I still felt imprisoned inside
That holding cell that is myself
So I wait for the day when I'll hear the key
As it turns in the lock and the guard will say to me
"Oh, my patient prisoner, you have waited for this day and finally
You are free! You are free! You are freezing"


Now I'm staring at the sun waiting for it to explode
Because a day is gonna come
Don't know when but it will come
And then we will finally know the way out of here


And I will throw away this wrinkled map
And my chart of stars and compass, cracked
And I'll climb that tree all wet with sap
To avoid the hungry beasts below
I'll cut out my lover's tongue and sing
Of a graveyard gray and a garden green
And then we won't have worry no more
No, we won't ever worry again
About how this song or story ends
About how this song and story will end

Distant Sky live in Copenhagen

The new EP ‘Distant Sky’ from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be released on 12” vinyl and digitally on 28 September.

 

Let us go now, my one true love
Call the gasman, cut the power out
We can set out, we can set out for the distant skies
Watch the sun, watch it rising in your eyes


Let us go now, my darling companion
Set out for the distant skies
See the sun, see it rising
See it rising, rising in your eyes


They told us our gods would outlive us
They told us our dreams would outlive us
They told us our gods would outlive us
But they lied


Let us go now, my only companion
Set out for the distant skies
Soon the children will be rising, will be rising
This is not for our eyes

I Can Change

Tell me a line
Make it easy for me
Open your arms
Dance with me until I feel all right

 

It's good in the dark
Good in the dark
But into the lover's light
Here comes another fight

 

So ring the alarm
Ring the alarm
Bar me and hold me and cling to my arm

 

Here it comes
Here it comes

 

And what you're asking me now
Disastrous now
Hoping and hoping and hoping the feeling goes away (away)

 

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
This is why I fell in love

 

Never change, never change, never change, never change
Never change, never change, never change
That's just who I fell in love with (in love)

 

Oh this is the time
The very best time
So give me a line
And take me home
Take me over

 

But dashing the hopes
Dashing the hopes
And smashing the pride
The morning's got you on the ropes, oh

 

And love is a murderer
Love is a murderer
But if she calls you tonight
Everything is all right
Yeah, we know

 

And love is a curse
Shoved in a hearse
Love is an open book to a verse
Of your bad poetry
And this is coming from me

 

But I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

 

I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

 

Turn on the light
Make it easy for me
Fill the divide
Fumble in the kitchen 'til it's right
What an awful sight

 

But there's love in your eyes
Love in your eyes
Love in your eyes
But maybe that's just what your lover finds all night

 

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

 

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

 

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you feel real love (real love)

 

And I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change, I can change
If it helps you fall in love (in love)

R.E.M. - Walk Unafraid

As the sun comes up, as the moon goes down
These heavy notions creep around
It makes me think
Long ago I was brought into this life, a little lamb
A little lamb
Courageous, stumbling
Fearless was my middle name
But somewhere there I
Lost my way
Everyone walks the same
Expecting me to step
The narrow path they've laid
They claim to

Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love me or leave me high

Say "keep within the boundaries if you want to play"
Say "contradiction only makes it harder"
How can I be
What I want to be?
When all I want to do is strip away
These stilled constraints
And crush this charade
Shred this sad masquerade
I don't need no persuading
I'll trip, fall, pick myself up and

Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love me or leave me high

If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go
I just want to hold my head up high
I don't care what I have to step over
I'm prepared to look you in the eye
Look me in the eye
And if you see familiarity
Then celebrate the contradiction
Help me when I fall to


Walk unafraid
I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love me or leave me high

 

Walk unafraid

I'll be clumsy instead
Hold my love me or leave me high

Current Mood

Morrissey - Spent the Day in Bed // From the forthcoming album 'Low In High School' out November 17th.

 

Spent the day in bed
Very happy I did, yes
I spent the day in bed
As the workers stay enslaved
I spent the day in bed
I'm not my type, but
I love my bed
And I recommend that you

 

Stop watching the news!
Because the news contrives to frighten you
To make you feel small and alone
To make you feel that your mind isn't your own

 

I spent the day in bed
It's a consolation
When all my dreams
Are perfectly legal
In sheets for which I paid
I am now laid
And I recommend to all of my friends that they

 

Stop watching the news!
Because the news contrives to frighten you
To make you feel small and alone
To make you feel that your mind isn't your own

 

Oh time, do as I wish
Time, do as I wish
Oh time, do as I wish
Time, do as I wish
Oh time, do as I wish
Time, do as I wish
Oh time, do as I wish
Do as I wish

 

I spent the day in bed
You can please yourself
But, I spent the day in bed
Pillows like pillars
Life ends in death
So, there's nothing wrong with
Being good to yourself
Be good to yourself for once!

 

And no bus, no boss, no rain, no train
No bus, no boss, no rain, no train
No bus, no boss, no rain, no train
No emasculation, no castration
No highway, freeway, motorway
No bus, no boss, no rain, no train
No bus, no boss, no rain, no train
No bus, no boss, no rain, no train

I'll Try Anything Once

Ten decisions shape your life
You'll be aware of five about
Seven ways to go through school
Either you're noticed or left out
Seven ways to get ahead
Seven reasons to drop out
When I said, "I can see me in your eyes"
You said, "I can see you in my bed"
That's not just friendship, that's romance, too
You like music we can dance to


Sit me down, shut me up
I'll calm down and I'll get along with you


There is a time when we all fail
Some people take it pretty well
Some take it all out on themselves
Some they just take it out on friends
Oh, everybody plays the game
And if you don't you're called insane


Don't, don't, don't, don't, it's not safe no more
I've got to see you one more time
Soon you were born
In 1984


Sit me down, shut me up
I'll calm down and I'll get along with you


Everybody was well dressed
And everybody was a mess
Six things without fail you must do
So that your woman loves just you
Oh, all the girls played mental games
And all the guys were dressed the same

Why not try it all
If you only remember it once?
Oooh ooooooh


Sit me down, shut me up
I'll calm down and I'll get along with you

 

(Ok. One more time.)

Nobody Else Will Be There

You said we're not so tied together
What did you mean?
Meet me in the stairwell in a second
For a glass of gin

 

Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there
Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there

 

Can you remind me the building you live in
I'm on my way
It's getting cold again but New York's gorgeous
It's a subway day

 

Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there
Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there

 

Why are we still out here?
Holding our coats
We look like children
Goodbyes always take us half an hour
Can't we just go home?

 

Hey baby, where were you back then?
When I needed your hand
I thought that when I stuck my neck out
I'd get you out of your shell
My faith is sick and my skin is thin as ever
I need you alone
Goodbyes always take us half an hour
Can't we just go home?

 

Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there
Nobody else will be there then
Nobody else will be there

Love Letter

I hold this letter in my hand
A plea, a petition, a kind of prayer
I hope it does as I have planned
Losing her again is more than I can bear
I kiss the cold, white envelope
I press my lips against her name
Two hundred words. We live in hope
The sky hangs heavy with rain

 

Love Letter Love Letter
Go get her Go get her
Love Letter Love Letter
Go tell her Go tell her

 

A wicked wind whips up the hill
A handful of hopeful words
I love her and I always will
The sky is ready to burst
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
It all came out the wrong way

 

Love Letter Love letter
Go get her Go get her
Love Letter Love letter
Go tell her Go tell her

 

Rain your kisses down upon me
Rain your kisses down in storms
And for all who'll come before me
In your slowly fading forms
I'm going out of my mind
Will leave me standing in
The rain with a letter and a prayer
Whispered on the wind
Come back to me
Come back to me
O baby please come back to me

Down In The Street Below

Press the doorbell and push the door
Climb the darkened stairwell to the second floor
She'll be waiting for you in her dressing-gown
With the drink she poured you when she heard the sound
Watch the film, eat the food she cooked
Talk of how the film ain't half as good as the book
Kiss her sleepy eyes closed and say "it's time"
To slip beneath the shadows of the bedroom blinds

 

Well it's always a pleasure and never a chore
But you just don't know whether you're doing it for the right reasons
It's cold for the season down in the street below

 

Men and women go about their business
Picking up the last few things for Christmas
Trying not to step upon the pigeons
Praying to the gods of their religions
That they might be spared a little longer
That they might become a little stronger
Down in the street below

 

Everybody's on a secret mission
Everybody's got their own ambitions
They would tell you if they thought you'd listen
They would say how lately they've been wishing
For the chance to meet a handsome stranger
Lead a life of elegance and danger
Down in the street below
Down in the street below

 

Way up high in a phallic tower
You're swimming in a tiny galaxy of stars
Knocking back mojitos at the cocktail bar
Talking 'bout burritos and conceptual art
Your armchair's round and your glass is square
The clientele's straight out of this month's Vanity Fair
Well look around the place, something's not quite right
Yours is the only face that you don't recognize

 

Well it's always a pleasure and never a chore
But you just don't know whether you're doing it for the right reasons
It's cold for the season down in the street below

I'll Still Destroy You

It's so easy to set off
The molecules and the caplets
They all have something against me
Nothing I do makes me feel different

 

This one's like your sister's best friends in a bath calling you to join them
Can't avoid them
This one's like your mother's arms when she was young and sunburned in the '80s
It lasts forever

 

The more level they have me
The more I cannot stand me
I have helpless friendships
And bad taste in liquids

 

This one's like the wilderness without the world
I'm gonna miss those longs nights with the windows open
I keep re-reading the same lines always up at 5am every morning
Like a baby

 

It's just the lights coming on
It's just the lights coming on

 

I have no positions
No point of view or vision
I'm just trying to stay in touch with anything I'm still in touch with

 

The sky's getting white
I can't find a lighter anywhere I'm going crazy
But I'm not crazy
Put your heels against the wall
I swear you got a little bit taller since I saw you
I'll still destroy you

 

It's just the lights coming on
It's just the lights coming on