Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Diário da Babilônia - Tonéx


Tonex [pronuncia-se Tôunei] é um cantor gospel americano. É uma tradição muito viva da música negra, que segue seu próprio circuito de shows e divulgação e que tem uma longa tradição de cantores maravilhosos – Mahalia Jackson, Al Green e Aretha Franklin só para dar três nomes. São muitos os casos de artistas do Gospel que se dividem entre o mundo da música “pagã” e da música cristã ou que vêm e vão de um universo ao outro – o pai de Tonex, por exemplo, tocou saxofone por um tempo com o “paganíssimo” James Brown. Bom, Tonex também pertence a uma longa tradição de cantores desse gospel negro que são, digamos assim, sexualmente ambíguos. O problema é que Tonex chegou ao ponto de declarar publicamente que ele é mesmo sexualmente ambíguo. Como eu não sou nem cristão nem homofóbico, tanto fez, tanto faz. Para ouvir uma sequência de músicas dele ver aqui. Um exemplo interessante da música dele com a letra, sincera e ambígua ao mesmo tempo, só consegui um daqueles "vídeos" do iutubio onde só aparece uma foto - paciência:

Unspoken
The organ plays service began.
It’s time to pray but before we began,
Does anyone have a prayer request
For a loved one?

The lord knows what’s best for you
It’s me, it’s me, it’s me, oh, Lord,
standing in the need of prayer.
I need Thee. Oh, I need Thee.
Hands up in the air, because this prayer is unspoken..
I can’t say a word because this prayer is unspoken..
Those who know the prayer of faith, please hear my devotion..
I’m in need of intercession, this one’s unspoken.

This one is private
I can’t tell nobody
what I did last summer
I can’t tell nobody
But the singing signifies
I’m raising your right hand
I know I’m not the only one
in this circumstance.

It’s Me.. It’s me .. It’s me.. Oh Lord..
standing in the need of prayer..
I need Thee. Oh, I need Thee.
Hands up in the air, because this prayer is unspoken..
I can’t say a word because this prayer is unspoken..
Those who know the prayer of faith, please hear my devotion..
I’m in need of intercession, this one’s unspoken.

Sometimes my circumstances change my prayer
I am praying the gospel selflessly
And the enemy is constantly harassing me
I don’t know if I can take it.

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Anonymous said...

I love this song