"Into the mercy seat I climb, my head is shaved, my head is wired
And like a moth that tries to enter the bright eye
I go shuffling out of life just to hide in death awhile
And anyway I never lied."

("The Mercy Seat", 1988)


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copertina album

Nick Cave, Wings Off Flies

Dall’album "From Her To Eternity" del 1984 versione stampabile

tracklist

Tracklist

1. Avalanche 2. Cabin Fever! 3. Well Of Misery 4. From Her To Eternity 5. In The Ghetto 6. The Moon Is In The Gutter 7. Saint Huck 8. Wings Off Flies 9. A Box For Black Paul 10. From Her To Eternity (1987) 

She loves me, she loves me not M’ama , non m’ama
She loves me, she loves me not M’ama, non m’ama
She loves me, she loves me not M’ama, non m’ama
We-e-ll, ah've spent seven days and seven nights Dunque, ho trascorso sette giorni e sette notti
tryin to get sunk in this brine Cercando di sprofondare in questo mare
Don't turn on ya water-works Non cominciare a piangere
'cause ah got me a pair of water-wings, right?! Perché mi sono procurato un paio di pinne, d’accordo?
Insects suicide against the window, Insetti si suicidano contro la finestra
and my heart goes out to those lil flies E il mio cuore si commuove per quelle piccole mosche
There's a buzzin in my ear Ho un ronzio nell’orecchio
but it's more of her black-mail, ham shakespeare lies Ma c’è dell’altro che i suoi ricatti, la sua gigioneria shakesperiana e le sue bugie
Wings off Flies Mosche senza ali
She loves me, she loves me not. M’ama, non m’ama
O o o o oh she loves me not!! O, O O O non m’ama
Lord, Ah've discovered the recipe of Heaven Signore, ho scoperto la ricetta per il Paradiso
ya git solitude and ya mix with sanctuary and silence, Prendi la solitudine e mischiala con rifugio e silenzio
then bake it! Poi cuoci tutto al forno!
Listen, I plead guilty to misanthropy Ascoltate, mi dichiaro colpevole di misantropia
so hang me! Ah'd appreciate it!! Allora, impiccatemi! E apprezzatelo!
Witness her gate-crash my tiny hell Siate testimoni della sua intromissione nel mio piccolo inferno privato!
with some obscene tete-a-tete, Con qualche osceno tete-à-tete
If ya wanna talk to me about Love'n'Pain Se volete parlarmi d’amore e sofferenza
consult my ulcer, it'd be happy to co-operate Consultate la mia ulcera, sarà ben lieta di collaborare
Wings off Flies Mosche senza ali
She loves me, loves me not M’ama, non m’ama
Uh hey, Joe! Another outa do the job. Ehi Joe, dovrebbe occuparsene qualcun altro
Time to drown our lil fire, ya can keep the ashes, E’ ora di spegnere il nostro piccolo fuoco, prendi pure la cenere
Now bye bye, bye, bye, see ya in a pigs eye! Ora addio, addio, a mai più rivederci
Ah will be one, in need of no-one Sarò uno, che non ha bisogno di nessuno
In this, my deepest dive... Qui, nella mia più profonda bettola…
Fill'er up, Joe... Riempila fino all’orlo, Joe
Hey! Ah am obliged! Ah am olbiged! Ehi! Molto obbligato! Molto obbligato!
Wings off Flies Mosche senza ali
She loves me, she loves me not M’ama, non m’ama
Wings off Flies etc... ad infinitum
Welcome the solitary flyer ya
see it land on the rim of my glass
it's going around and around and around
look I just don't have the heart to hurt a fly
I grabbed it in my paw
snatched it up
and then I held it to my ear could hear it scream
could hear it scream and scream and scream
till it screamed not...
Hey Joe, ya know anything about this scream?

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