fredag 23. september 2011

Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain

Det er ennå drøye 3 mnd. igjen av 2011, men det skal mye til at ikke Emmylou Harris' "Hard Bargain" blir årets album for meg. Emmylou leverer her rett og slett et nydelig album. Alle sangene er egentlig perler.

Det begynner med "The Road", til hennes duettpartner og gode venn på begynnelsen av 70-tallet Gram Parsons (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) som døde av en overdose i 1973, bare 26 år gammel. Emmylou skrev "Boulder to Birmingham" til han i 1975, og kommer altså her med en ny sang tilegna sin gode venn og musikalske partner..

I can still remember every song you played
Long ago when we were younger and we'd rock the night away
How could I see your future then where you would not grow old
With such a fire in our belly such a hunger in our souls.

I guess I probably loved you and those words rolled off your tongue
Seemed that we were trailing under some unlucky sun
And though I couldn't save you and no one was to blame
But the road we shared together once will never be the same

Gone away
Won't be coming round again
With a song I pray
And on the wings of a song I'll fly away.

I wandered in the wilderness for a while I was so lost
To everything there is a season and every blessing has it's cost
So I took what you left me and put it to some use
Went looking for an answer with those three cords and the truth
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I come down from the mountain I come walking in your shoes
I was taken for a gambler when I had no more to loose
But you put me on that path. How could I refuse?
And I spend my whole life out here working on the blues


So I carried on. You can't be haunted by the past.
People come. People go. And nothing ever lasts.
But I still think about you and wonder where you are
Can you see me from some place up there among the stars

But down here under heaven there never was a chart
To guide our way across this crooked highway of the heart
And if it's only all about the journey in the end
On that road I'm glad I came to know my old friend.

Gone away
Won't be coming round again
With a song I pray
And on the wings of a song I'll fly away.

Jeg vil komme med flere sanger fra dette nydelige albumet etterhvert, nå må dere nyte "The Road":)

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