Saturday, 19 February 2011



Bird said...

"I lost myself on a cool damp night
I gave myself in that misty light (small g)
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see (may be better to say "What I wanted to see"
and be what I want to be
When I think more than I want to think
I do things I never should do
I drink much more than I ought to drink
Because it brings me back you...

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here? (is coming)
Lilac wine is sweet and heady, where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love,
feel unready for my love."


White Flower said...

"Lilac Wine" is a song written by James Shelton (words and music) in 1950. It was introduced by Hope Foye in the short-lived theater musical revue, "Dance Me a Song." It was covered by Eartha Kitt (1953), by Judy Henske on her first, self-named album (1963), by Nina Simone on her album Wild Is The Wind (1966), was a solo hit by Elkie Brooks and appeared on her album Pearls and later by Jeff Buckley on his album Grace (1994). In 2008 it was sung (Jeff Buckley version) at least once as background music in the French film Tell No One and in 2010 appeared on the Jeff Beck album Emotion & Commotion with vocals by Imelda May.

- in Wikipedia -
Esta letra é magnífica.

paula said...

jeff buckley, sempre uma descoberta:)