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In Your Mind

Johnny Cash
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Il condannato a morte e l’impossibilità di qualunque consolazione, tanto meno quella religiosa:‎

“… Nella tua testa‎
tornano le parole della domenica
e tu inghiotti la torta fondamentalista
ma ne capisci solo una parte
il resto te lo daranno in cielo…‎

‎… Nella tua testa
Padre e Figlio e Spirito Santo
Gocce di dolore sacrificale
su una croce argentata
Santificazione alla catena…”


‎(traduzione italiana di Alessandro Portelli, da “Note Americane. Musica e culture negli Stati Uniti”, ‎Shake/Acoma edizioni, 2011)‎
In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

Living at the bottom of the stairs in your life
Never a smile knocking on your door
The air is blue and so are you
Prehistoric monsters on the floor

Last verse of your last sont
And God don't hear dead men
The end of the line is in your mind
And you'll be staying in

In your mind, in your mind
Bone for bone and skin for skin
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Heart for heart and soul for soul
Somebody said what is true

Lock it up and close it down
The sound of morning like a dove
High beyond the rattle and roar
Look into the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

In your mind, in your mind
Sunday words are back again
And you'll eat your fun of the middlemas pie
But just a piece you understand
You'll get the rest up in the sky

Praise and glory, wounded angel
Shuffling round the room
Eternity is down the hall
And you sit there bending spoons
In your mind, in your mind
Father, son and holy ghost
Sacrificial drops the pain
On a silver planet cross
Sanctification on a chain

They say redemption draws knives
Storms of silence from above
Stop your ears close your eyes
Try to find the face of love

In your mind, in your mind
One foot on Jacob's ladder
And one foot in the fire
And it all goes down in your mind

Contributed by Dead End - 2012/9/24 - 10:07



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