Letters of love

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10 fantastiske sange. Bl.a. Bring Him Home fra Les Misérables og Anthem fra Chess.

Dette album blev i modsætning til det første lavet på engelsk i håb om, at der måske senere blev mulighed for at få det udgivet i England.

Der er oversat to danske sange til albummet. Den ene er "Hymn To Youth". Dette er en oversættelse af sangen "Til Ungdommen" (nok bedre kendt som "Kringsatt Av Fiender"). Den anden danske sang er fra musicalen Tordenskiold "I Shall Find My Way" (Jeg Vil Finde Vej). Sidstnævnte engelske tekst er i øvrigt skrevet af Herbert Kretzmer, som stod for de engelske tekster til musicalen Les Misérables.

 

Starry Starry Nights - 1993

 

Lyd Tekster Stig's kommentarer Credits Film
Lyd Tekster Kommentarer Credits Film

 

Tekster:

 

1. So Deep Is The Night (Chopin/Melfi/Miller - arr. David Firman)
 
2. Vincent (Don McLean - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
3. David's Song (Peter Churchill/Joanne & Peter Churchill - arr. Peter Churchill)
 
4. She Believes In Me (Steve Gibb - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
5. Anthem (Andersson/Ulvaeus/Rice - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
6. Bring Him Home (Schönberg/Boublil/Kretzmer - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
7. Maybe This Time (Kander/Ebb - arr. David Firman)
 
8. The Hungry Years (Sedaka/Greenfield - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
9. I Shall Find My Way (James Price/Adam Price - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
10. Hymn To Youth (Mortensen/Grieg/Kretzmer - arr. David Firman)

 

 

opknap 1. So Deep Is The Night
Chopin/Melfi/Miller.
Arr. Jason Carr
So deep is the night,
No moon tonight,
No friendly star
To guide me with it´s light;
Be still my heart,
Silent lest my love should be returning
From a world far apart.

So deep is the night
O lonely night,
On broken wings
My heart has taken flight
And left a dream.

In my dream our lips are blending,
Will my dream be never ending?
Will your mem'ry haunt me till I die?
Alone am I,
Deep into the night,
Waiting for the light,
Alone am I,
I wonder why?
Deep is the night.

 

 

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2. Vincent
Don McLean
Arr. Wolfgang Kâfer
Starry,starry night,
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer´s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.

Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land.

And now I understand
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They did not know how,
Perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry, starry night,
Flaming flow'rs that brightly blaze,
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of China blue.

Colors changing hue,
Morning fields of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand.

And now I understand
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for yuor sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They did not know how,
Perhaps they'll listen now.

For they could not love you,
But still your love was true,
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night,
You took your life, as lovers often do;
But I could have told you Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as
Beautifull as you.

Starry, starry night,
Portraits hung in empty halls,
Frameless heads on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget.

Like strangers that you've met,
The ragged men in ragged clothes,
The silver thorn of bloody rose,
Lie chrushed and broken on the virgin snow.

And now I think I know
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They're not list'ning still,
Perhaps they never will

 

 

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3. David's Song
Peter Churchill/ Peter & Joanne Churchill
Arr. Peter Churchill
With the Lord as my shepherd
I have everything I need,
He is with me and I follow him
Whereever he may lead.

He is here on the hillside
Where my spirit can be free
And beside the quiet waters
He is always there
A shepherd just like me.
And in the darkness
I can feel him by my side.
Through the shadows of the valley
He's my guide.

Oh, the Lord is my shepherd
He is with me night and day
And his spirit here beside
Is my strength along the way

I will follow him forever
And whereever I may be
I will live within his keeping
'Cos he's always there
A shepherd just like me.

I will follow him forever
And whereever I may be
I will live within his keeping
'Cos he's always there,
A shepherd just like me

 

 

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4. She Believes In Me
Steve Gibb
Arr. Wolfgang Käfer
While she lay sleeping
I stay out all night and play my songs,
And sometimes all nights can be so long,
And it's good when I fin'ly make it home
All alone.

While she lay dreaming
I try to get undressed without the light,
Then quietly she says ” How was the night?”
And I come to her and say it was all right.
And I hold her tight.

And she believes in me.
I'll never know just what she sees in me.
I told her someday if she was my girl,
I could change the world
With my little songs,
I was wrong.

But she has faith in me,
And so I go on trying faithfully,
And who knows, maybe on some speciel night
If my song is right
I will find a way,

While she lays waiting
I stumble to the kitchen for a bite.
Then I see my old guitar in the night,
Just waiting for me like a secret friend,
And there's no end.

While she lays crying
I fumble with a melody or two,
Then I'm torn between the things that I should do.
Then she says to wake her up when I am through.
God, her love is true.

And she believes in me.
I'll never know just what she sees in me.
I told here someday if she was my girl,
I'll change the world
With my little songs,
I was wrong.

But she has faith in me,
And so I go on faithfully,
And who knows, maybe on a speciel night
If my song is right
I will find the way
While she waits
While she waits for me.

 

 

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5. Anthem
Andersson/Ulvaus/Rice
Arr. Wolfgang Käfer

No man, no madness,
Though their sad power may prevail,
Can possess, conquer my country's heart,
They rise to fail.

She is eternal
Long before nation's lines were drawn,
When no flags flew, when no armies stood,
My land was born.

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and desair.
She is the constant,
We who don't care.

And you wonder, will I leave her
- But how?
I cross over borders
But I'm still there now.

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart.
My lands only borders lie around my heart.

 

 

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6. Bring Him Home

Schönberg/Boublil, Kretzmer

Arr: Wolfgang Käfer

 

God on high

Hear my prayer

In my need you have always been there

He is young

He’s afraid

Let him rest

Heaven blessed

Bring him home

Bring him home

Bring him home

 

He’s like the son I might have known

If God had granted me a son

The summers die, one by one

How soon they fly, on and on

And I am old

And will be gone

 

Bring him peace

Bring him joy

He is young

He is only a boy

You can take

You can give

Let him be

Let him live

If I die, let me die

Let him live

Bring him home

Bring him home

Bring him home

 

 

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7. Maybe This Time
Kander/Ebb

Arr: David Firman

 

Maybe this time I'll be lucky

Maybe this time she'll stay

Maybe this time

For the first time

Love won't hurry away

She will hold me fast

I'll be home at last

Not a loser anymore

Like the last time and the time before

 

Everybody loves a winner

So nobody loves me

Mister Peaceful

Mister Happy

That's what I long to be

All the odds are in my favor

Something's bound to begin

It's got to happen

Happen sometime

Maybe this time I'll win

 

 

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8. The Hungry Years
Sedaka/greenfield
Arr: Wolfgang Käfer

Girl, we made it to the top
We went so highwe couldn't stop
We climbed the ladder leading us nowhere
Two of us together, building castles in the air

We spun so fast we couldn't tell
The golden ring from the carrousel
How could we know the rides would turn out bad?
Ev'rything we wanted was ev'rything we had

I miss the hungry years,
The once upon a time,
The lovely long ago
We didn't have a dime;
Those days of me and you
We lost along the way.

How could I be so blind
Not to see the door
Closing on the world
I now hunger for
Looking through my tears,
I miss the hungry years.

We shared our dreams one by one
Making plans was so much fun;
We set our goals and reached the highest star.
Things that we were after wer much better from afar.

Here we stand just me and you
With ev'rything aqnd nothing,too;
It wasn't worth the price we had to pay.
Honey, take me home. Let´s go back to yesterday

I miss the hungry years,
The once upon a time,
The lovely long ago
We didn't have a dime;
Those days of me and you
We lost along the way.

How could I be so blind
Not to see the door
Closing on the world
I now hunger for
Looking through my tears,
I miss the hungry years


 

 

opknap 7. I Shall Find My Way
James Price/Adam Price
Arr: Wolfgang Käfer

This is the day
They waited for
These men will stand in my way
Forever more
Just as I thought I had almost won
And the fight was over
Another has begun

Envious men
Will not allow
Life to be easy again
They watch me now
But in my heart I have always known
That the path i've chosen
I'll walk on my own

I shall find my way Through the darkness
'Cross a Troubled sea
Catch the wind in my sail as I go
In the dark when I fear
That I shall fail
Hope has always been near
It will prevail
Every sea is calm
When the storm has gone
And the darkness will end at dawn

What do they know of the risks I take?
Should I just let my chance slip away?
Time is to short for the rules they make
When the moment is right- seize the day!

I shall find my way
In the darkness’I shallfind my way
Leave my fears all behind as I go
Keep my course in the night
I´ll know somehow
In the dark that is right’
My time is now
Hope is in my heart
Hope is never gone
And the darkness will end at dawn

 

 

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10. Hymn To Youth
Mortensen/Grieg;Kretzmer
Arr: David Firman

You who are young in years
How will you grow?
Hard is the battlefield
Fierce is the foe
How will you
Face the fight
You who must brave thee night?
Where will you seek the light?
Where lies salvation?

Here is your shield of gold
Here is your sword
Here in the heart of man
Lies your reward
No other way is there
Love is the shield you bear
Treasure the world we share
Make celebration!

Loud speak the guns of war
Death is their tounge
Graves wait beyond the hill
Calling the young
Here in the death of life
Near to damnation
Peace, breathe the breath of life
Breathe liberation.

Wide is the world we call
Our Mother Earth
We are her children all
All of one birth
Reach for the higher ground
Seek where the truth is found
Speak with a gentler sound
Nation to nation

Care for the wilderness
Cherish the land
We are a brotherhood
Hold out your hand
Turn from the heat of strife
Bury the wounding knife
Carry the gift of life
Life is creation

 

 

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