Monday, May 09, 2011

Fruits of My Labor – Lucinda Williams



Baby, see how I been living

Velvet curtains on the windows to
Keep the bright and unforgiving
Light from shining through
Baby, I remember all the things we did
When we slept together
In the blue behind your eyelids
Baby, sweet baby

Traced your scent through the gloom
Till I found these purple flowers
I was spent, I was soon smelling you for hours
Lavender, lotus blossoms too
Water the dirt, flowers last for you
Baby, sweet baby

Tangerines and persimmons [persimmon: caqui]
And sugarcane
Grapes and honeydew melon
Enough fit for a queen
Lemon trees don't make a sound
Till branches bend and fruit falls to the ground
Baby, sweet baby

Come to my world and witness
The way things have changed
'Cause I finally did it, baby
I got out of La Grange [La Grange: cidadezinha em Kentucky]
Got in my Mercury and drove out west [Mercury: carro popular]
Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test
Baby, sweet baby

I been tryin' to enjoy all the fruits of my labor
I been cryin' for you, boy, but truth is my savior
Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same
Take the glory and day over the fame
Baby, sweet baby

I been tryin' to enjoy all the fruits of my labor
I been cryin' for you, boy, but truth is my savior
Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same
Take the glory and day over the fame
Baby, sweet baby

2 comments:

sabina anzuategui said...

que bonito.

Paulodaluzmoreira said...

Lucinda Williams sabe cantar com emoção [mas não confunde emoção com desafinamento] e compõe maravilhosamente bem, Sabina. O CD "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" [não é o desta música] é maravilhoso.