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Patti Smith – Tarkovsky (The Second Stop Is Jupiter) – Lyrics Patti Smith

This beautiful lyric is from the 2012 Banga album. More spoken word than song the imagery evokes the beautiful and melancholic images that appear throughout Tarkovsky’s films. It is peculiar to introduce Tarkovsky via Patti Smith and the film that accompanies this song is a documentary shot by Serghei Minenok called Memory (1997) about Tarkovsky’s […]

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Song Of The Day

Leonard Cohen – Take This Waltz – Lyrics – Federico García Lorca/ Leonard Cohen

This beautiful lyric was adapted from the Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) poem Little Viennese Waltz. The original Spanish text appears at the end of the post. In 1986 Leonard Cohen’s English translation of the poem “Pequeño vals vienés” by García Lorca reached No. 1 in the Spanish single charts (as “Take This Waltz”, music by Cohen). […]

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The Wild Swans – English Electric Lightning – Lyrics by Paul Simpson

All the kingdom’s quiet now and darkness binds my way Voyagers, pilgrims, rebel angels and agents of decay In the madness of my 3am’s, I’m lost without a guide There’s a poisoned wave that’s rising fast And I can’t stem the tide… English electric lightning protected Green unpleasant land infected Vulcan bombers, Cornish harbours Elizabethan […]