jueves, 21 de mayo de 2009

I dreamed a dream

Una de las más preciosas performances que vi este año (y revelacion también) ha sido lo ocurrido con Susan Boyle en el programa Britains got talent, sin embargo lo que caló en mi bob esponja, ha sido la canción I dreamed a dream del musical Les miserables.
Si bien había escuchado que había un musical de esa magnífica obra de Víctor Hugo, nunca me había percatado de verla, ni menos de leer sus textos, pero gracias a ese programa británico y a las transcricciones que se hacen en Youtube, pude ver la belleza de esa letra cantada por Fantine. Aquí se las dejo la letra y la versión de la genial Aretha Franklin, como para caerse de esa silla:

There was a time when men were kind,
And their voices were soft,
And their words inviting.
There was a time when love was blind,
And the world was a song,
And the song was exciting.
There was a time when it all went wrong...

I dreamed a dream in time gone by,
When hope was high and life, worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die,
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid,
And dreams were made and used and wasted.
There was no ransom to be paid,
No song unsung, no wine, untasted.

But the tigers come at night,
With their voices soft as thunder,
As they tear your hope apart,
And they turn your dream to shame.

He slept a summer by my side,
He filled my days with endless wonder...
He took my childhood in his stride,
But he was gone when autumn came!

And still I dream he'll come to me,
That we will live the years together,
But there are dreams that cannot be,
And there are storms we cannot weather!

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living,
So different now from what it seemed...
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed...



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