Appendix A:

Lyrics and Translations

 
 

“Tengo de Xubir al Puertu”
Manual de Cortejo (Courtship Manual)
Rodrigo Cuevas

Asturian:

Tengo de xubir al puertu

Y aunque me cubra la nieve

Tengo de xubir al puertu

Que allí ta la que me quiere

 

Tengo de xubir al puertu

Y al puertu y a la montaña

Tengo de xubir al puertu

Que allí ta la que me ama

 

Si la nieve que cai cubri'l senderu

Yá nun veré nel monte lo que más quiero

 

¡Ai, amor! Si la nieve resbala

Qué faré yo

 

Si la nieve que cae qué hará la rosa

Ya se va deshojando la más hermosa

¡Ai, amor! Si la nieve resbala...

¡Ai de nós!

 

Si la nieve que cai cubri'l senderu

Yá nun veré nel monte lo que más quiero

¡Ai, amor! Si la nieve resbala…

 

¡Ai de nós! Si la nieve resbala...

¿Qué faré yo? Si la nieve resbala

¡Ai de nós!

English:

I have to go up the pass

And even though the snow covers me

I have to go up the pass

Because there is the one who loves me

I have to go up the pass

And to the pass and to the mountain

I have to go up the pass

Because there is the one who loves me

 

If the falling snow covers the way

I will never see the one I love most on the mountain

Oh, love! If the snow falls

What will I do?

 

If the snow falls what will the rose do?

The most beautiful is already defoliating

Oh, love! If the snow falls….

Woe unto us!

 

If the falling snow covers the way

I will never see the one I love most on the mountain

Oh, love! If the snow falls…

 

Woe unto us! If the snow falls…

What will I do? If the snow falls…

Woe unto us!

 

“If the World Was Ending—Madism Remix”
If the World Was Ending
JP Saxe, Julia Michaels, Madism

I was distracted

And in traffic

I didn't feel it

When the earthquake happened

But it really got me thinkin'

Were you out drinkin'?

Were you in the living room

Chillin' watchin' television?

It's been a year now

Think I've figured out how

How to let you go and let communication die out

I know, you know, we know

You weren't down for forever and it's fine

I know, you know, we know

We weren't meant for each other and it's fine

But if the world was ending

You'd come over, right?

You'd come over and you'd stay the night

Would you love me for the hell of it?

All our fears would be irrelevant

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

The sky'd be falling and I'd hold you tight

And there wouldn't be a reason why

We would even have to say goodbye

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

I tried to imagine

Your reaction

It didn't scare me when the earthquake happened

But it really got me thinkin'

That night we went drinkin'

Stumbled in the house

And didn't make it past the kitchen

Ah, it's been a year now

Think I've figured out how

How to think about you without it rippin' my heart out

 

I know, you know, we know

You weren't down for forever and it's fine

I know, you know, we know

We weren't meant for each other and it's fine

 

But if the world was ending

You'd come over, right?

You'd come over and you'd stay the night

Would you love me for the hell of it?

All our fears would be irrelevant

If the world was ending

You'd come over, right?

The sky'd be falling while I'd hold you tight

No, there wouldn't be a reason why

We would even have to say goodbye

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

You'd come over, right?

You'd come over, you'd come over, you'd come over, right?

I know, you know, we know

You weren't down for forever and it's fine

I know, you know, we know

We weren't meant for each other and it's fine

 

But if the world was ending

You'd come over, right?

You'd come over and you'd stay the night

Would you love me for the hell of it?

All our fears would be irrelevant

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

The sky'd be falling while I hold you tight

No, there wouldn't be a reason why

We would even have to say goodbye

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

You'd come over, you'd come over, you'd come over, right?

If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?

If the World Was Ending lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

“Omar Sharif”
The Band’s Visit (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Katrina Lenk

 

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

Came floating on the jasmine wind

From the west, from the south

Honey in my ears

Spice in my mouth

Dark and thrilling

Strange and sweet

Cleopatra and the handsome thief

And they floated in on a jasmine wind

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

And they floated in on a jasmine wind

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

 

Friday evening, Omar Sharif

In black and white and blurry through tears

My mother and I would sit there in a trance

He was cool to the marrow, the pharaoh of romance

 

Sunday morning

Umm Kulthum

Her voice would fill our living room

The ship from Egypt always came

Sailing in on radio waves

 

And the jasmine wind, deep perfume

Umm Kulthum

And the living room becomes a garden

And the TV set becomes a fountain

And the music flows in the garden

And everything grows

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

Came floating on a lemon leaf

Flying in on a jasmine wind

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

And we dance with them on a jasmine scented wind

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif lyrics © Yeidlesounds

English/Irish Gaelic:

Look how the light of the town

The lights of the town are shining now

Tonight I'll be dancing around

I'm off on the road to Galway now

Look how she's off on the town

She's off on a search for sailors though

There's fine fellas here to be found

She's never been one to stay at home

 

Home you'll go and it's there you'll stay

And you've work to do in the morning

Give up your dream of going away

Forget your sailors in Galway

 

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

 

Come now and follow me down

Down to the lights of Galway where

There's fine sailors walking the town

And waiting to meet the ladies there

Watch now he'll soon be along

He's finer than any sailor so

Come on now pick up your spoons

He's waiting to hear you play them WHOO!

Here today and she's gone tomorrow

And next she's going to Galway

Jiggin' around and off to town

And won't be back until morning

 

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

 

Off with a spring in my step

The sailors are searching Galway for

A young lady such as myself

For reels and jigs and maybe more

Stay here and never you mind

The lights of the town are blinding you

The sailors they come and they go

But listen to what's reminding you

Handsome men surrounding you

Dancing a reel around you

 

Home you'll go and it's there you'll stay

And you've work to do in the morning

Give up your dream of going away

Forget your sailors in Galway

 

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Listen to the music flow

I'm falling for the flow of home

I'm home to dance till dawning

 

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

 

Stay a while and we'll dance together now

As the light is falling

We'll reel away till the break of day

And dance together till morning

 

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú

Téir abhaile riú Mhearai

Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile

Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Do Mhargadh do mhargadh déanta

Té9ir Abhaile Riu lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

English:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Go home with you, go home with you,

Go home with you, Mary

Go home with you and stay at home,

Because your match is made

Your match—your match is made

“Téir Abhaile Riu” (Go Home With You)
Decade. The Songs, The Shows, The Traditions, The Classics
Celtic Woman

 
 

“D&D + Asexuality”
Critical Failures
Skull Puppies

Why do I surround myself with friends,

And fight the way I feel for them out of a fear that things will end?

Why do I still fall in love with everyone I meet?

Always figured it was just 'cause I was lonely.

We should have waited, I should have said,

Before we climbed into my bed.

 

"Jack, check them out. Don't you think they're hot?"

Does it really fucking matter if I think they are or not?

Just wanna know what comic books they read,

Wanna know if they play D&D.

 

Am I a zombie if I don't want in your pants?

You'll find my mind is much more sexy if you just give it a chance.

I wanna go for a ride with you but only literally,

I'd love to hang at your place if you've actually got coffee.

I love you so much but not that way,

I don't wanna take that step, I just want you to stay.

 

"But don't you think I'm hot?"

I don't know if I'm qualified to answer that or not,

Just wanna know what comic books you read,

I wanna know if you play D&D.

 

It's perfectly fine to like your hand inside of mine,

Without having procreation on my mind,

It's plausible to crave for your affection,

Without simultaneously sporting an erection.

It's true what they say about 'most guys',

But it's also true what they say about lanky ginger freaks and speccy four-eyed geeks,

So walk with me. Talk with me.

Do you have any good comic books to read?

Do you fancy a game of D&D?

 

"But don't you think I'm hot?"

Does it really fucking matter if I think you are or not?

I just wanna know what comic books you read

I wanna know if you play D&D

D&D + Asexuality lyrics © Skull Puppies

 

“and so I come to isolation”
græ
Moses Sumney and Taiye Selasi

And so I come to isolation

Etymologically, isolation comes from "insula," which means island

I-so-la-tion, isolation, which literally means to be islanded

And somebody mentioned this to me the other day

Actually my Cape Verdean hairdresser

Because I asked her, "How do you say this word in Portuguese?"

And she said, "Isolada," like an island

Like you're-you're, you're islanded

And I thought, that's exactly what I've been my whole life

I've been islanded

and so I come to isolation lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

 

“Bancals” (Terraces)
Fans del sol (Fans of the Sun)
Oques Grasses (Fat Geese)

Catalan:

Tota la malícia d’aquest món l’enterraré

i creixerà la pau a sobre els fems.

Faré la revolució i em faré un hort,

me la jugaré molt fort.

Arrelaran contentes les llavors

i a sobre la merda que ens venen

s’anirà esvaint la por.

Que no vingui ningú a dir-nos qui hem de ser,

que sabem que tot va guai si ho fem amb temps.

Acabarem omplint les places de bancals,

les males herbes aniran a dins els bancs.

Acabarem omplint les places de bancals,

les males herbes aniran a dins els bancs.

A la merda tot, a la merda tot.

Tota la bellesa d’aquest món està a dins teu

i cada passa que vas fent és l’altra

i l’altra és la següent.

Que sobren armes i falten gronxadors,

falten gronxadors, porta gronxadors.

La pau dels cargols és la nova religió,

la pau dels cargols és la nova religió.

La nova era comença on s’acaba el formigó,

la pau dels cargols és la nova religió.

Amb quatre flors i un tros de blau ja faig,

que fa bon dia i no em cal ser tan guai.

Acabarem omplint les places de bancals,

les males herbes aniran a dins els bancs.

Acabarem omplint les places de bancals,

les males herbes aniran a dins els bancs.

 

A la merda tot, a la merda tot.

Hi ha sentiments que no s’expliquen amb paraules,

que no es paren amb pedregades

i et fan saber on agafar-te.

Hi ha paraules que van plenes de palla,

que diuen més coses quan callen.

Creixerà la pau neixerà als badens

amb tots els seus pals farem aixadells.

Creixerà la pau lluny del formigó

i a la merda tot, a la merda tot.

Bancals lyrics by Oques Grasses

English:

All the malice in this world will bury it

and peace will grow in the manure.

I will make the revolution and make myself an orchard,

I’ll play it very hard.

 

The seeds will happily take root

and on the shit that they sell us

the fear will fade away.

No one will come to tell us who we should be,

we’ll know that all will be well if we take our time.

 

We will end up filling the squares with terraces, 

Weeds will grow on the banks.

We will end up filling the squares with terraces, 

Weeds will grow on the banks.

 

Everything goes to shit, everything goes to shit.

All the beauty in this world is inside of you

and every step you take is the other

and the other is the next.

Weapons will be left over and swings will be missing,

swings will be missing, bring swings.

 

The peace of the snails is the new religion,

The peace of the snails is the new religion.

The new era begins where the concrete ends,

The peace of the snails is the new religion.

 

With four flowers and a piece of blue I already do,

it will be a good day and I don’t have to be so cool.

 

We will end up filling the squares with terraces, 

Weeds will grow on the banks.

We will end up filling the squares with terraces, 

Weeds will grow on the banks.

 

Everything goes to shit, everything goes to shit.

There are feelings that can’t be explained with words,

That do not stop with hailstones

and they let you know where to take yourself.

There are words that are full of straw,

that say more things when they are silent.

Peace will grow ????

with all their sticks we will make hoes.

Peace will grow far away from concrete,

and everything goes to shit, everything goes to shit.

“Make Out in My Car—Sufjan Stevens Version”
Make Out in My Car: Chameleon Suite
Sufjan Stevens and Moses Sumney

 

I'm not trying to

Go to bed with you

I just wanna make out in my car

And though I'm dying to

Fall in love with you

I just wanna make out in my car

Love come to me

Sprouting like the living tree

Splendid in the stream of living water

Driven like the Sun

Commissioned by the holy one

Illuminating peace above the altar

I'm not trying to

Go to bed with you

I just wanna make out in my car

And though I'm dying to

Fall in love with you

I just wanna make out in my car

Love come to me

Empowered by the living dream

Sacred as the sign of our sensation

Burning like the Sun

Considered by the holy one

Glorious in the feast of our creation

I'm not trying to (I'm not trying to)

Go to bed with you

I just wanna make out in my car

And though I'm dying to (Though I'm dying to)

Fall in love with you

I just wanna make out in my car

I just wanna make out in my car

Make Out in My Car lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

“Emotional Girls”
Emotional Girls
Sawyer

 

He thinks his mom is crazy
And his girlfriend’s insane she 
Always wants him to say things
Like calling her baby
Tells her get some sleep
When she’s trying to keep
A conversation that goes too deep


And now he’s eating alone
With the glow his phone
This is just how it goes
Another love for the shelf
But he tells himself
It’s not me, it’s all these


Emotional girls
Keep asking me to listen
Emotional girls
Try to talk before I kiss em
Emotional girls
Biting back when I dismiss em
Oh its not me, it’s all these
Emotional girls

 

We could talk all morning
Laugh without forcing
Show up without warning
I thought he was for me
He was right I guess
It was too much to expect
Some kind of empathy when he left


And now he’s rolling his eyes
As he scrolls through the night
Won’t even let himself cry
Another love for the shelf
But he tells himself
It’s not me, it’s all these

 

Emotional girls
Keep asking me to listen
Emotional girls
Try to talk before I kiss em
Emotional girls
Biting back when I dismiss em
But its not me, it’s all these

 

Emotional girls
Make something out of nothing
Emotional girls
Think it’s all up for discussion
Emotional girls
They’re the reason I keep running
Oh it’s not me it’s all these
Emotional girls

You were so serious
You were serious thought I was delirious
You were so serious
Throwing your hands up
And saying it’s just

Emotional girls
Keep asking me to listen
Emotional girls
Try to talk before I kiss em
Emotional girls
Biting back when I dismiss em
But its not me, it’s all these

Emotional girls
Make something out of nothing
Emotional girls
Think it’s all up for discussion
Emotional girls
They’re the reason I keep running
Oh it’s not me it’s all these
Emotional girls

Emotional Girl lyrics by Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey

“Facebook Story”
Blonde
Frank Ocean, Sebastian

 

I was just telling that I got this girl before

And I was together since 3 years

And uhh, I was not even cheating her or what

And Facebook arrived and, uh

She wanted me to accept her on Facebook

And I don't want it because I was like in front of her

And she told me like "Accept me on Facebook"

It was virtual, means no sense

So I say "I'm in front of you, I don't need to accept you on Facebook"

She started to be crazy

She thought that because I didn't accept her

She thought I was cheating

She told me like, uh, "It's over, I can't believe you"

I said "come on, you're crazy, because like, yeah

I'm in front of you, I'm every day here in your house"

That's, it means like it's jealousy

Pure jealousy for nothing

You know, virtual thing

Facebook Story lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd

“Drugs and the Internet”
~how i’m feeling~
Lauv

 

Another life, another story

She walked out, said I was boring

About 3 AM, that's when I called my friends

We hit the bar, sent myself flying

Shit I said I'm never trying

'Til the bitter end, but every now and then

I wonder what it feels like to be more than I am

I traded all my friends for drugs and the internet

Ah shit, am I a winner yet?

Look quick, is he a winner yet?

Mom's back home with a drink and a cigarette

I traded all my friends for drugs and the internet

Ah shit, am I a winner yet?

Look quick, hasn't hit him yet

Mom's back home with a drink and a cigarette

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Still hasn't hit him yet

 

And I don't wanna base my actions

On reactions or the things they say

And I don't wanna hit delete

On all the parts of me that they might hate

So now I'm laying in my bed

And I can't get out my head

It's all because, all because

I traded all my friends for drugs and the internet

Ah shit, am I a winner yet?

Look quick, is he a winner yet?

Mom's back home with a drink and a cigarette

I traded all my friends for drugs and the internet

Ah shit, am I a winner yet?

Look quick, hasn't hit him yet

Mom's back home with a drink and a cigarette

 

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Still hasn't hit him yet

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Still hasn't hit him yet

 

(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

I sold my soul (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

And all I got (Still hasn't hit him yet, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

The likes from strangers, love on the internet (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Drugs and the internet

I wonder what it feels like

To be more than I am, I am

Drugs & The Internet lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

“Unworthy of Your Love (feat. Zoey Deutch)”
Music from the Netflix Original Series The Politician
Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch (comp. Stephen Sondheim)

 

[HINCKLEY]

I am nothing,

You are wind and water and sky,

Jodie.

Tell me, Jodie,

How I can earn your love.

I would swim oceans,

I would move mountains,

I would do anything for you.

What do you want me to do?

 

I am unworthy of your love,

Jodie, Jodie,

Let me prove worthy of your love.

Tell me how I can earn your love,

Set me free.

How can I turn your love

To me?

 

[FROMME]

I am nothing,

You are wind and devil and God,

Charlie,

Take my blood and my body

For your love.

Let me feel fire,

Let me drink poison,

Tell me to tear my heart in two,

If that's what you want me to do...

 

I am unworthy of your love,

Charlie darlin',

I have done nothing for your love.

Let me be worthy of your love,

Set you free-

 

[HINCKLEY]

I would come take you from your life...

 

[FROMME]

I would come take you from your cell...

 

[HINCKLEY]

You would be queen to me, not wife...

 

[FROMME]

I would crawl belly deep through hell...

 

[HINCKLEY]

Baby, I'd die for you...

 

[FROMME]

Baby, I'd die for you...

 

[HINCKLEY]

Even though—

 

[FROMME]

Even though—

 

[HINCKLEY]

I will always know:

[FROMME]

I will always know:

[HINCKLEY]

I am unworthy of

[FROMME]

I am unworthy of

[HINCKLEY]

Your love,

[FROMME]

Your love,

[HINCKLEY]

Jodie darlin',

[FROMME]

Charlie darlin',

 

[BOTH]

Let me prove worthy of your love.

I'll find a way to earn your love,

Wait and see.

Then you will turn your love to me,

Your love to me...

Unworthy Of Your Love lyrics © Rilting Music Inc.

“Ne me quitte pas” (Don’t Leave Me)
Olympia 1961 (Vol. 6)
Jacques Brel

 

French:

Ne me quitte pas.

Il faut oublier,

Tout peut s’oublier,

Qui s’enfuit déjà.

Oublier le temps

Des malentendus

Et le temps perdu

À savoir comment.

Oublier ces heures

Qui tuaient parfois

À coups de pourquoi

Le cœur du bonheur.

 

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas.

 

Moi, je t’offrirai

Des perles de pluie

Venues de pays

Où il ne pleut pas.

Je creuserai la terre

Jusqu’après ma mort

Pour couvrir ton corps

D’or et de lumière.

Je ferai un domaine

Où l’amour sera roi,

Où l’amour sera loi,

Où tu seras reine.

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas.

 

Ne me quitte pas

Je t’inventerai

Des mots insensés

Que tu comprendras.

Je te parlerai

De ces amants-là

Qui ont vu deux fois

Leurs cœurs s’embraser.

Je te raconterai

L’histoire de ce roi

Mort de n’avoir pas

Pu te rencontrer.

 

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas.

On a vu souvent

Rejaillir le feu

De l’ancien volcan

Qu’on croyait trop vieux.

Il est, paraît-il,

Des terres brûlées

Donnant plus de blé

Qu’un meilleur avril.

Et quand vient le soir,

Pour qu’un ciel flamboie,

Le rouge et le noir

Ne s’épousent-ils pas?

 

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas.

 

Ne me quitte pas.

Je ne vais plus pleurer,

Je ne vais plus parler.

Je me cacherai là

À te regarder,

Danser et sourire

Et à t’écouter

Chanter et puis rire.

Laisse-moi devenir

L’ombre de ton ombre,

L’ombre de ta main,

L’ombre de ton chien.

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas,

Ne me quitte pas.

Ne me quitte pas lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France, Warner Chappell Music Inc

English:

Don’t leave me.

We must just forget,

Yes, we can forget,

All that’s flown beyond.

Let’s forget the time

Of misunderstandings

And the wasted time

To find out how.

To forget these hours

Which sometimes kill

The blows of why,

A heart full of joy.

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me.

 

I offer you

Pearls of rain

Coming from the lands

Where it never rains.

I will cross the world

Till after my death

To cover your bosom

With gold and light.

I will make a kingdom

where love will be king,

Where love will be the law,

Where you will be queen.

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me.

 

Don’t leave me,

I will invent you

The insane words

That you’ll understand.

And I will tell you

Of these lovers who

Were seen twice

With their hearts ablaze.

I will tell in detail

The story of this king

Dead, from having not

Encountered you.

 

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me.

One often recalls

Flames light anew

From an old volcano

Thought to be too old.

It appears that

The scorched fields

Can give more corn

Than the best of springs.

And when evening comes,

In this blazing sky,

The red and the night

Marry nevermore?

 

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me.

 

Don’t leave me.

I will cry no more,

I will talk no more.

I will hide somehow

Just to look at you,

Dance and smile

And to hear you

Sing and then laugh.

Let me be for you

The shadow of your shadow,

The shadow of your hand,

The shadow of your dog.

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me,

Don’t leave me.

“Res No Es Mesqui” (Nothing Is Scarce)
Antología Desordenada (Disorderly Anthology)
Joan Manuel Serrat

 

Catalan:

Res no és mesquí,

ni cap hora és isarda,

ni és fosca la ventura de la nit.

I la rosada és clara

que el sol surt i s'ullprèn

i té delit del bany:

que s'emmiralla el llit de tota cosa feta.

Res no és mesquí,

i tot ric com el vi i la galta colrada.

I l'onada del mar sempre riu,

Primavera d'hivern - Primavera d'estiu.

I tot és Primavera:

i tota fulla, verda eternament.

 

Res no és mesquí,

perquè els dies no passen;

i no arriba la mort ni si l'heu demanada.

I si l'heu demanada us dissimula un clo

perquè per tornar a néixer necessiteu morir.

I no som mai un plor

sinó un somriure fi

que es dispersa com grills de taronja.

Res no és mesquí,

perquè la cançó canta en cada bri de cosa.

-Avui, demà i ahir

s'esfullarà una rosa:

i a la verge més jove li vindrà llet al pit.

English:

Nothing is scarce,

neither is the hour harsh,

nor the future of the night dark.

And the dew is clear

such that the sun goes out and watches

and has the delight of a bath:

that mirrors the bed of everything done.

Nothing is scarce,

and everything is as rich as wine and red cheeks.

And the sea wave is always laughing,

Spring of winter—Spring of summer.

And everything is Spring:

and every leaf, eternally green. 

 

Nothing is scarce,

because the days do not pass;

and death does not come even if you have called it.

And if you have called it, a hollow hides you

because to be reborn requires you to die.

And we are never a tear

but a thin smile

that scatters like orange segments.

Nothing is scarce,

because the song sings in every wisp of things.
—Today, tomorrow, and yesterday
a rose will defoliate:

and to the youngest virgin, milk will come to her breast.

“I Love You/What a Wonderful World”
Love and War
University of Pretoria Camerata (arr. Craig Hella Johnson)

 

We can be together for now and forever

I love you, I love you

And when I’m praying I hear them saying

I love you, I love you

People all over the world

They’re opening up, they’re coming around

And they’re saying

 

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

 

I see skies of blue

And clouds of white

Bright blessed day

And dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

 

The colors of the rainbow

So pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces

Of people going by

I see friends shaking hands

Saying, "How do you do?"

They're really saying

"I love you”

People all over the world

They’re opening up, they’re coming around

And they’re saying

 

I hear babies cry

We can be together for now and forever

I love you, 

I watch them grow

I love you

They’ll learn much more

And when I’m praying I hear them saying

Than I’ll every know

I love you, I love you

 

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

 

I love you…

What a Wonderful World lyrics by George David Weiss / Bob Jr Thiele; I Love You lyrics by Larry Newman and Randy Stonehill

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