15. Dezember 2003

Emmylou, Maria und unvergängliche Schönheit

Durch meine Teenagerjahre begleitete mich ihre Version von "C'est la vie - it goes to show you never can tell", und jetzt, fast 30 Jahre später, mildert sie mit "Stumble into Grace" den Frühwinter-Blues: Emmylou Harris. Ihre Stimme ist absolutely amazing und einige der Lieder sind schlicht überzeitlich. Zum Beispiel dieses, das Schlußlied, in gut katholischer Manier eine Verbeugung vor dem Marienaltar:

Cup of Kindness

You gave yourself up to the mystery
And sailed the oceans looking for
The secret of the key
To unlock a truth that you may never find
For it was a cup of kindness all the time

You feel the thirst
But none can make you drink
The answer's waiting for you here but
It's not what you think
It won't steal your soul or leave you blind
It was just a cup of kindness all the time

And when Mother Mary finally comes to call
She could pass right thru your heart
And leave no trace at all
While you were reaching for
The sacred and divine
She was standing right beside you
All the time

And the emptiness
You can't seem to fill
Beauty fades and pleasures cannot
Take away the chill
And the glamour lures you down into a lie
O but the cup of kindness
Never will run dry

You hear the vandals
Howlin' down your walls
And arm yourself against the ones
Who want to see you fall
Till some Holy Grail reveals
The grand design
Well it was in a cup of kindness
All the time

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