Sunday, October 29, 2006

Gloomy Sunday

Now playing on the iPod: Gloomy Sunday, the infamous "Hungarian suicide song" some seem to find quite suiting on Halloween. This devastatingly sad melody has been interpreted by numerous famous artists, including Billie Holiday, Marianne Faithfull, Elvis Costello, Bjork, Sinead O'Connor and Sarah Brightman, and its lyrics are almost gothic:

Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
Let them not weep let them know that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep in the deep of my heart, here
Darling, I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you

Hey! Not too bad, really, the original 1933 lyrics were much, much more depressing!!!!

It is autumn and the leaves are falling
All love has died on earth
The wind is weeping with sorrowful tears
My heart will never hope for a new spring again
My tears and my sorrows are all in vain
People are heartless, greedy and wicked...

Love has died!

The world has come to its end, hope has ceased to have a meaning
Cities are being wiped out, shrapnel is making music
Meadows are coloured red with human blood
There are dead people on the streets everywhere
I will say another quiet prayer:
People are sinners, Lord, they make mistakes...

The world has ended!

1 comment:

Rauf said...

beautiful album, I loved Harem too. all the numbers are lovely