Mick Flannery

Por causa da indicação da Marcela da Julie Feeney conheci Mick Flannery na rádio da Feneey do Spotify.

Apaixonei. Só não ouço mais porque o Cris é do tipo que não gosta de ouvir a mesma música várias vezes, então quando ele chega eu mudo de estação ou paro a música.

Tinha falado pro Marcelo que Flannery era um Tom Waits for sissies, depois descobri que Tom Waits é mesmo o grande ídolo do Flannery, e que ele tem o orgulho de ter ganhado uma competição em que o Tom Waits era o juíz. A Wikipedia diz que ele tem influências de Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen e Bod Dylan.

Músicas que combinam com dias cinza, paisagens amplas, cenas marítimas, ser obrigado a viver com alguma dor grande e que você não quer mostrar pros outros, amizades verdadeiras, homens honrados, um amor que te deixa quebrado pra vida toda, cantigas de ninar tristes. Várias músicas me trazem a sensação de um lugar secreto da sua alma que sempre será só seu, doce e dolorido.

Lyrics to Ships In The Night

I am a sailor, I am a sailor,
An’ I’ve been on my hunt for treasure,
When I find it, when I find it,

I will leave all else behind it.

But the day hasn’t come yet,
the day hasn’t come yet,
the day hasn’t come.

They say the way your life is made,
Is only stars aligning,
On you go the seas’d roll,
Lonely souls a-pining.
The great unknown you live and hope the one that fits you right,
Won’t pass you by.

I wanna see you, I wanna see you,
Though I have no idea what i’ll do.
I wanna feel it, I wanna feel it,
I wanna feel that very moment.

But the day hasn’t come yet,
The day hasn’t come yet,
The day hasn’t come.

They say the way your life is made,
Is only stars aligning,
On you go the seas’d roll,
Lonely souls a-pining.
Will we be those who meet and know a love on it’s sight,
Or two ships in the night?

They say the way your life is made,
Is only stars aligning,
On you go the seas’d roll,
Lonely souls a-pining.
Will we be those who meet and know a love on it’s sight,
Or two ships in the night?

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Take it on the Chin Lyrics

— vale a pena ouvir a versão do White Lies Deluxe, tem no Spotify, com a gravação do show no Cork Opera House. No Youtube tem umas gravações amadoras, mas com som ruim.

E take it on the chin é uma expressão pra me lembrar mais vezes. Consolo pros dias de conversas difíceis com pessoas queridas.

 

Ray: I put fifty fine dollars on this hand

Luther: I”m in.

Paulie: I”m out.

John: Not a chance.

Ray: So only one of you dolls wanna dance?
Boy, you”d better have some b____ in those pants
Gimme two cards.

Luther: One card.

Ray: Oh look at that!
Try to fill a flush up to bite me in the a__.
Jese, you must think Lady Luck is up there hidin” in your hat,
Or you”re tryin” to f___in; fool me boy, we”ll see about that.
It”s a hundred to play now, we”ll see what you weigh now,
The pot is getting hotter boy, we”ll see if you stay around.

Chorus (Frank and Grace)
Oh, the road, the riverboat,
Take it on the chin and deal again,
Till your money”s spent.

John: Jacks or better, deuces wild,
Man, I haven”t won a round in while.
This whiskey must be cloudin” my mind.
I”m getting older, could be losin” my style.

Paulie: Hey John, I hear you”re leavin” us
Headin” off to better parts.
Don”t you go forget us now,
I hope you”re gonna send a card.

John: Yeah, I”m headin” down south a while,
You know me, just the wife and I,
I hear the weathers mighty fine
Down by St Columbentine.

But God knows I need a break from these
And paying your kids college fees
You”ll miss my money more than me
Hey, why don”t the two of you calm down
You”re acting like a pair of

Ray: Shut the f___ up, what the f___s it got to do with you
I don”t see your money here so you don”t get to contribute
Nothin” to this little battle me and the boy are havin”.

Luther: You gonna play or you gonna talk all day?
If you don”t got the money, throw those cards aay.

Ray: Ah you”re bluffin”, you got nothin”, I say read “em and weep, cause I”m in.

Chorus

Repeat Chorus