"'The sun to me is dark and silent as the moon'
Do you, sir, have a room? Are you beckoning me in?"

("Song Of Joy", 1996)


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copertina album

Nick Cave, The Hammer Song

Dall’album "Kicking Against The Pricks" del 1986 versione stampabile

tracklist

Tracklist

1. Muddy Waters 2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman 3. Sleeping Annaleah 4. Long Black Veil 5. Hey Joe 6. The Singer 7. All Tomorrow's Parties 8. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 9. The Hammer Song 10. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart 11. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well 12. The Carnival Is Over 13. Black Betty 14. Running Scared 

"Oh please don't send me out" "Per piacere non mandarmi fuori"
Said the man with the hammer, hammering the anvil Disse l'uomo col martello, colpendo l'incudine
"I been walking on a road of rocks "Ho camminato su una strada di pietre
And I keep on hammering, E continuo a martellare
keep on hammering, E continuo a martellare
keep on hammering, E continuo a martellare
Hammering the anvil" E continuo a martellare l'incudine"
"Don't let the sun go down" "Non far calare il sole"
Said the man with the fire, firing the furnace Disse l'uomo col fuoco, alimentando la fornace
"I been buried in the snow "Sono stato sepolto nella neve
And I keep on firing, E continuo ad attizzare
keep on firing, E continuo ad attizzare
keep on firing, E continuo ad attizzare,
Firing the furnace" Attizzare la fornace"
"Oh don't talk to me" "Non parlarmi"
Said the man with the chisel, chiseling the surface Disse l'uomo con lo scalpello scalpellando la superficie
"I been sleeping far too long "Ho dormito troppo tempo
And I keep on chiseling, E continuo a scalpellare
keep on chiseling, E continuo a scalpellare
keep on chiseling, E continuo a scalpellare,
Chiseling the surface" Scalpellare la superficie"
"I don't know what you mean" "Non so cosa tu intenda"
Said the man with the shovel, shoveling the ashes Disse l'uomo con la pala scavando fa le ceneri
"I been digging in the frozen ground "Ho scavato il terreno congelato
And I keep on shoveling, E continuo a spalare
keep on shoveling, E continuo a spalare
keep on shoveling, E continuo a spalare,
Shoveling the ashes" Spalare le ceneri"
Shoveling the ashes Spalare le ceneri
Chiseling the surface Scalpellare la superficie
Firing the furnace Attizzare la fornace
Hammering the anvil Martellare l'incudine
*Traduzione di Emanuele Orrù

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