JETHRO TULL : WICKED WINDOWS [1999]

Το αυτοκινητιστικό αφιέρωμα μπαίνει προσωρινά σε αναστολή λόγω ανωτέρας βίας, τουτέστιν Χριστουγέννων.
Πρώτο κομμάτι που ακούμε για φέτος ένα [όχι ακριβώς] Χριστουγεννιάτικο των
Jethro Tull, από το άλμπουμ J-Tull Dot Com, τελευταίο τους της προηγούμενης χιλιετίας.

The car-related music tribute is temporarily suspended due to force majeure, i.e. Christmas.
First track we hear for this year a [not exactly] Christmas song by
Jethro Tull, from the album J-Tull Dot Com, their last of the previous millennium.

I review my past through wicked windows
Framed in silver
And hung in toughened glass, upon my face,
Around and over.
Now and then: memories of men who loved me.
No stolen kiss – could match their march on hot coals for me.
I have walked a line both faint and narrow, hard to follow.
Caught up in circumstance.
Harsh truth for history to mellow.
Through my eyes: loyalties and obligation
magnified.
Obedience: the better fellow.
Better not remember me.
Don’t miss my passing.
Fierce winter fails to ruffle my icy sleep.
We never quite vanish.
No wet soft surrender.
Still waiting: bad blood running in close families.
I laughed like any child
Although you might find that strange
And Christmas was my favourite holiday.
Christmas was my favourite holiday.
I am not alone in seeing the world through wicked windows
While others hide likewise behind this vulnerable squinting.
It’s in the stare: it’s in the silent scrutinizing.
Strip you bare: I offer you no more disguising.
Better not remember me.
Don’t miss my passing.
Fierce winter fails to ruffle my icy sleep.
We never quite vanish.
No wet soft surrender.
Same bad blood running in new families.

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4 Comments

  1. mic December 22, 2021 at 11:15 am

    👌👌👌🎼🎶🎵

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  2. Timothy Price December 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Christmas interrupting cars? Christmas happens! Wonderful not so Chirstmasy song. Some years ago I came across a CD of Jethro Tull’s renditions of Christmas songs. It’s a really good CD.

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  3. Resa December 24, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Excellent!

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    1. Oannes December 24, 2021 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply

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