As I Sat Sadly By Her Side

As I sat sadly by her side
At the window, through the glass
She stroked a kitten in her lap
And we watched the world as it fell past
Softly she spoke these words to me
And with brand new eyes, open wide
We pressed our faces to the glass
As I sat sadly by her side

She said, "Father, mother, sister, brother,
Uncle, aunt, nephew, niece,
Soldier, sailor, physician, labourer,
Actor, scientist, mechanic, priest
Earth and moon and sun and stars
Planets and comets with tails blazing
All are there forever falling
Falling lovely and amazing"

Then she smiled and turned to me
And waited for me to reply
Her hair was falling down her shoulders
As I sat sadly by her side

As I sat sadly by her side
The kitten she did gently pass
Over to me and again we pressed
Our different faces to the glass
"That may be very well", I said
"But watch the one falling in the street
See him gesture to his neighbours
See him trampled beneath their feet
All outward motion connects to nothing
For each is concerned with their immediate need
Witness the man reaching up from the gutter
See the other one stumbling on who can not see"

With trembling hand I turned toward her
And pushed the hair out of her eyes
The kitten jumped back to her lap
As I sat sadly by her side

Then she drew the curtains down
And said, "When will you ever learn
That what happens there beyond the glass
Is simply none of your concern?
God has given you but one heart
You are not a home for the hearts of your brothers

And God does not care for your benevolence
Anymore than he cares for the lack of it in others
Nor does he care for you to sit
At windows in judgement of the world He created
While sorrows pile up around you
Ugly, useless and over-inflated"

At which she turned her head away
Great tears leaping from her eyes
I could not wipe the smile from my face
As I sat sadly by her side

words and music by Nick Cave

6 opiniones:

Maldita | abril 26, 2006 10:35 p.m.

I do not remeber well now,
if I first read this song
from you,
or from the Net
(while, oh, surprise,
I was looking for a song for you)
but I still feel
the same lump in the throat
the same shiver in my back
the same oppresion in my chest...

i don't know if it is because
it's so beautiful
or so sad,

surely, so beautifully sad

the song? they? us?


maldita | mayo 01, 2006 1:29 p.m.

ve, este es uno de esos post que quedan sin respuesta, aunque no sé si es que se olvidó o si no debía tener respuesta...


Fran | mayo 01, 2006 9:16 p.m.

i know i know! (!)

Subjuntivo | mayo 02, 2006 10:40 a.m.

Bueno, ambas en realidad. Nio hubiera sabido qué responder, aunque es cierto que también me olvidé... le pido disculpas.


Maldita | mayo 08, 2006 5:13 p.m.

zapallo, me mandò un mail y no lo puedo ver y me muero de curiositut!!!


Maldita | junio 28, 2006 3:46 p.m.

te pido un favorcito, mandame un mail al laburo (a msoto) vacío, que quiero hacer una prueba porque cambiaron todo acá...

mil gracias!!!


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