Saturday, April 3, 2010

Song of the Day



"Dance Me To The End Of Love"
(Leonard Cohen)

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

3 comments:

Protege said...

I have always loved this melancholic piece with its deep poetic lyrics.
Hope you had a lovey Easter,
xo
Zuzana

marc aurel said...

Was that the one that was translated from Lorca, or someone?

Blog Princess G said...

Zuzana: I love the melancholy in almost anything. :) I did... thank you, and hoping you did too.

Marc: I didn't know, so I googled it. I believe it was Lorca's "Little Viennese Waltz" which became Cohen's "Take This Waltz". I learned something new! Thanks for the comment.