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No Cold Eyes in Paris tonight

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Noen filmer gjør ekstra inntrykk. De sitter i lenge, og må sees mange ganger. Round Midnight av Bertrand Tavernier var en slik opplevelse for meg.

Filmen er basert på livene til jazzlegendene Lester Young (tenor sax) og Bud Powell (Piano). Hovedrollen spilles fantastisk  av Dexter Gordon og musikken er skrevet av Herbie HancockDette diktet er inspirert av handlingen, musikken og dialogen i denne filmen, som jeg anbefaler alle musikk- og filmglade mennesker å se.

Og her får du tekstversjonen, jeg skjønner det kan være vanskelig å høre hva jeg sier innimellom 😉


No cold eyes in Paris tonight

(Hommage to Lester Young & Bud Powell)

Okra bedsheets

spreads the king size

Me, hoovering above

all to oversized for me,

just a joker with

a mezzy tune

 

Ten square feet of

crummy wallpaper

and worn out curtains

It`s not my tunes

I just lend them

Oh, yes I´m tired

 

Could need a new reed,

a Rico number three

but they`re always paying

the wrong people in the world

 

It´s a long time before

there´s light again,

I got the ax ready

just waiting for the

crowds to gather,

man, isn´t the circus over yet?

 

You ougth to be here

you know, tonight,

if only as a ghost

You, Me and Paris again!

How many times

did you sleep it out

on my couch?

 

Even the most beautyful things

can be painful,

especially the beautiful

Oh, the moments we had

the walks and the talks,

seconds of true sharing,

honesty between men alike

 

You said the tree inside of me

is growing naturally as long as

I keep to breath

I can play all the colour tunes

when I´m in the blue,

have to stay down

to get up to you

 

(Frode Håkonsen)

 

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