• youreads puanı (9.50)
  1. bir cohen şarkısı olan parçaya nick cave'in dokunaklı sesinden bir yorum.

    cave, cohen'in bu parçasına 1984 çıkışlı * albümünde yer vermişti. bana kalırsa cohen'den daha güzel okuyor parçayı..
  2. nick cave şarkıyı iki kez coverlamıştır. ilki nick cave and the bad seeds'in ilk albümü olan from her eternity'nin açılış parçasıdır. nick cave'in yapıp yapabileceği ne kötü coverdır bu, ayıp etmiştir bu coverla leonard abimize. daha sonra black sails adlı dizi için tekrar coverlamıştır. bu cover ise orijinali ile yarışabilecek derecede güzel olmuştur.

    well i stepped into an avalanche,
    it covered up my soul;
    when i am not this hunchback that you see,
    i sleep beneath the golden hill.
    you who wish to conquer pain,
    you must learn, learn to serve me well.
    you strike my side by accident
    as you go down for your gold.
    the cripple here that you clothe and feed
    is neither starved nor cold;
    he does not ask for your company,
    not at the centre, the centre of the world.

    when i am on a pedestal,
    you did not raise me there.
    your laws do not compel me
    to kneel grotesque and bare.
    i myself am the pedestal
    for this ugly hump at which you stare.

    you who wish to conquer pain,
    you must learn what makes me kind;
    the crumbs of love that you offer me,
    they're the crumbs i've left behind.
    your pain is no credential here,
    it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound.

    i have begun to long for you,
    i who have no greed;
    i have begun to ask for you,
    i who have no need.
    you say you've gone away from me,
    but i can feel you when you breathe.

    do not dress in those rags for me,
    i know you are not poor;
    you don't love me quite so fiercely now
    when you know that you are not sure,
    it is your turn, beloved,
    it is your flesh that i wear.