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Al Stewart - A Long Way Down From Stephanie - текст песни, видео

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Al Stewart - A Long Way Down From Stephanie - текст песни, видео

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Новый альбом группы 'Черный Кузнец' по культовому сериалу 'Сверхъестественное'!
Авторы музыки: Al Stewart
Авторы текста: Al Stewart
Maid, truly I see now it must be a long way down 
And with love's bud shorn 
Now must all dalliance hither crumble and wither [1] 
Oh strange, methought it strange 
Thou couldst deprive me of my crown [2] 
And my freedom that thou cast upon me as 
Litter bears fruit of bitter strain [3] 

And I would go forsooth to the dragon's tooth [4] 
If thus a chance were gained 
To resurrect that part of your wanton heart 
To whose grave my own is chained 

And hold, ere thou dost go 
Were not thy moments gilded too 
And in honesty didst thou not measure for measure 
Countenance pleasure 
Cold were't thou so cold 
This in thy mind be frozen too 

And will not Spring be reborn 
But might the sun thaw the frost here 
That all be not lost herein 

And I would rather, Zounds! [5] 
It were hell's own hounds 
Whose foul breath upon my face 
Did portent my doom, than to bear the gloom 
Of a world stripped of thy grace 

And so in truth I know 
Yes it will be a long way down 
And if go thou must, ere we should meet accidental 
Prithee be gentle [6] 
And though distant now 
Perchance the hand of time may soothe 
And though lost at six, if I should live to be seven [7] 
I might forget Stephanie 


[1] Dalliance: staying around, wasting time 
[2] The words 'thou' and 'thee' in this song are the equivalent of current French 'tu' and German 'du' - the familiar form of address which has now died out in English in favour of the universal 'you.' 
[3]The album cover has 'litter' although 'linden' seems to be heard on the record. Linden is an old word a tree of family Tiliaceae, e.g. the lime or basswood, although 'litter' does rhyme with and contrast with 'bitter.' 
[4] Forsooth: truly, or in truth (Old English) 
[5] Zounds: "God's wounds!" - old expletive 
[6] Prithee: pray thee = please. 
[7] The payoff: at the end of the song we discover that this is a junior school romance...
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