quarta-feira, outubro 19, 2005

Alguém que se importava um bocado...

Às vesperas de referendo, resolvi postar a letra de uma música que o Elton John compôs na época da morte de um dos caras que pregaram a paz no mundo de forma mais veemente: John Lennon (quem nunca cantou ou, pelo menos, não se lembra de Give Peace a Chance?).

(Empty Garden)
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What happened here as the new york sunset disappeared?
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there
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Who lived here? He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop and now it all looks strange
It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain
And what’s it for this little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
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Who lived here? He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop and we are so amazed
We’re crippled and we’re dazed - a gardener like that one no one can replace
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And I’ve been knocking but no one answers, and I’ve been knocking most all the day
Oh and I’ve been calling oh hey hey, Johnny ! Can’t you come out to play?
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And through their tears some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he’d have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
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Who lived there? He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop, now we pray for rain
And with every drop that falls- we hear, we hear your name
Johnny, can’t you come out to play in your empty garden?