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Neil Diamond – Morningside 1983 (check on your elder!)



Morningside (original de 1972, versión en vivo de 1983)

“And this is the story of an old man
“About a gift”
“And this is a dream”
“And this is a fantasy”

Morningside
An old man died
And no one cried
They surely turned away

And when he died
He left a table made of nails and pride
And with his hands
He carved these words inside
“For my children”

Morning light
Morning bright
I spent the night
With dreams that make you weep

Morning time
Wash away the sadness
From these eyes of mine
For I recall the words an old man signed
“For my children”

“And the legs were shaped with his hands”
“And the top made of the most beautiful oaken wood”
“And all of the children that gat around this great table”
“They touched it with their laughter”
“And all that was good”

Morningside
The old man died
And no one cried
He surely died alone

And truth is sad
For not a child would claim the gift he had
The words he carved became his epitaph
“For my children”

Home
Going home
Take me home
Home

 

Leonard Cohen – Going Home


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Lyrics to Going Home :

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isn’t welcome
He just doesn’t have the freedom
To refuse

He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows he’s really nothing
But the brief elaboration of a tube

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without the costume
That I wore

He wants to write a love song
An anthem of forgiving
A manual for living with defeat

A cry above the suffering
A sacrifice recovering
But that isn’t what I need him
To complete

I want him to be certain
That he doesn’t have a burden
That he doesn’t need a vision
That he only has permission
To do my instant bidding
Which is to say what I have told him
To repeat

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

Going home
Without the sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without the burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

 

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Going Home – Paul Robeson



Magnificent live rendition of the Anton Dvorak adaptation – Going Home. From the live concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, 1958.