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Cover Stories. An Album to Benefit War Child

Brandi Carlile
Lingua: Inglese (Americano)

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Cover Stories


https://www.coverstoriesalbum.com/
https://www.warchild.org.uk/

Si tratta di un album, pubblicato nel 2017 per celebrare i 10 anni dall'uscita del suo primo grande successo, "The story". E' composto da 14 sue canzoni di successo interpretate da altri artisti (covers), fra cui Dolly Parton, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kris Kristofferson, Pearl Jam, Margo Price ed altri. Nessuna delle canzoni, in realtà, mi pare affronti direttamente il tema della guerra. Quello che però, a mio giudizio, giustifica la sua presenza qui è il fatto che il disco è stato dedicato (e tutti i proventi devoluti) alla associazione War Child UK, che si occupa della protezione dei bambini colpiti dalle guerre.

Così Brandi Carlile ha parlato del progetto: "Questa è una storia di Davide contro Golia. Da quando sono diventata madre, la realtà della bellissima vita di bambini rovinata dalla guerra è diventato per me un problema troppo grande da sopportare. Così ho chiesto ai miei eroi e amici di aiutarmi a tirare una pietra a quel gigante che è la nostra crisi dei rifugiati e di aiutare nell'unico modo che sappiamo usare: tramite il potere della musica"
Barak Obama (fan dichiarato della Carlile) ha scritto nella prefazione del disco: "Come artista, Brandi Carlile sta usando il suo talento per conto dei più vulnerabili fra noi, bambini che vivono in aree di conflitto. Ci ricorda che, insieme, possiamo costruire per i nostri bambini un mondo più giuste e più pacifico."
Insomma, indubbiamente "canzoni contro la guerra"!
Late Morning Lullaby
by Shovels & Rope

As soon as my eyes shut the slide show begins
Yesterday is gone now and panic sets in
With a weight upon my chest
And a ghost upon my back
And the numbing sensation of everything
I lack that leaves me
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming
Your real world away

And beautiful, o beautiful bright eyes, lie
Only beautiful, o beautiful bright eyes cry
Singing late morning lullaby

The first sign of morning is gray and alarming
It's so disappointing the day has come so soon
While the rest of the world greets the day and feels new
I will push it away just like I always do, I will be
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming
Your real world away

And beautiful, o beautiful bright eyes, lie
Only beautiful, o beautiful bright eyes cry
Singing late morning lullaby
Late morning lullaby

I would darken my window so I can fall asleep
While the critics frown down on the hours
I keep that leave me
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming
Your real world away

The Story
by Dolly Parton

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true
I was made for you

I climbed across the mountaintops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby I broke them all for you

Oh because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do
I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess

No they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through
Like you do, and I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am

Oh but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true
I was made for you
Oh yeah, well it's true
That I was made for you

Turpentine
by Kris Kristofferson

I watch you grow away from me in photographs
And memories like spies
And salt betrays my eyes again
I started losing sleep and gaining weight
And wishing I was was ten again
So I could be your friend again

These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six AM and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up

I heard you found some pretty words to say
You found your little game to play
And there's no one allowed in
Then just when we believe we could be great
Reality it permeates
And conquers from within again

These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six AM and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up
I know we're growing....
I know we're OK
These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six AM and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up

My Song
by Old Crow Medicine Show

Everything I do
Surrounds these pieces of my life
That often change
Or hey, maybe I've changed

Sometimes seeming happy
Can be self-destructive
Even when you're sane
Yeah you're only insane

But don't bother waking me today

Here I am
I'm so young
I know I've been bitter
I've been jaded
I'm alone
Everyday, I bite my tongue
If you only knew
My mind was full of razors
To cut you like a
Word if only sung

But this is my song
This is my song

I live everyday
Like they'll never be a last one
Till they're gone
And they're gone
I'm not too proud to beg for
Your attention and your friendship
And your time
So you could come and get it from now on

Here I am
I'm so young
I know I've been bitter
I've been jaded
I'm alone
Everyday, I bite my tongue
If you only knew
My mind was full of razors
To cut you like a
Word if only sung

This is my song
This is my song

And it's you
It is you

Here I am
I'm so young
I know I've been bitter
I've been jaded
I'm alone
Everyday, I bite my tongue
If you only knew
My mind was full of razors
I'm not sure I can take it
I've nothing strong to hold to
I'm way too old to hate you
My mind is full of razors
To cut you like a
Word if only sung

But this is my song

Wasted
by Jim James

If you had eyes like golden crowns and
Diamonds in your fingertips you'd waste it
If shining wisdom passed your lips and
Traveled to the ears of God you'd waste it
And so I hate that you're overrated most
Revered and celebrated because you'll waste it

Then again it's good to get a call
Now and then just to say hello
Have I said I hate to see you go
I hate to see you go

But every time you close a door and nothing
Opens in its place you've wasted
And when you speak the words you know
To those who know the words themselves
You're wasted
You're such a classic waste of cool, so afraid to
Break the rules in all the wrong places

Then again it's good to get a call
Now and then just to say hello
Have I said I hate to see you go
I hate to see you go

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inviata da Piersante Sestini - 17/8/2019 - 02:02


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