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Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)

Patty Griffin
Language: English


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Una canzone dedicata a Martin Luther King e ispirata al suo celeberrimo ultimo discorso, "I've Been to the Mountaintop", pronunciato a Memphis il 3 aprile 1968, il giorno prima di essere assassinato.

La canzone è stata scritta dalla Griffin e proposta dal vivo fin dal 2005, ma è stata incisa per primo da Solomon Burke nel suo album "Nashville" del 2006, con la partecipazione della stessa Griffin.
I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
Everywhere
I could see all around me
Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like
I've never been nothing but tired
And I'll be walking
Till the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you ask me to

Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice, oh
Oh, come and then go, come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so

The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It's there I will go
Sooner or later
It's there I will go.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/1/19 - 10:30



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