Sting’s day!

…How many of you people out there
been hurt in some kind of love affair?
And how many times did you swear
that you’d never love again?
How many lonely, sleepless nights?
How many lies, how many fights?
And why would you want to
put yourself through all of that again?…

Buon compleanno, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner! 😀

Ps_Se qualcuno ha una minima idea di come soffrire di meno per amore oppure di come crederci ancora, me lo faccia sapere. Perchè io non lo so.

Roxanne (George Michael’s Version)

Per chiudere questa (noiosa e semi-infruttuosa) giornata, ho scelto una canzone del grande Sting, pubblicata all’interno del primo album dei Police (se non ricordo male). La versione che riporto è quella, decisamente meno rock, di George Michael, uno dei miei idoli musicali. Sono fermamente convinta che, se fossi nata prima, sarei stata tra il pubblico adorante del video di “Wake me up (before you go-go)”. 😀 Apparte questo, tra le varie versoni dello stesso George, questa è la mia preferita perchè unisce la sua splendida voce, all’emozione del live e alla suggestione degli effetti creati dai maxi-schermi e dalle luci.

“Roxanne… You don’t have to put on the red light… Those days are over, you don’t have to sell your body to the night… Roxanne… You don’t have to wear that dress tonight, walk the streets for money, you don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right… Roxanne… You don’t have to put on the red light… Roxanne… You don’t have to… I loved you since I knew ya, I wouldn’t talk down to ya , I have to tell you just I fell… I won’t share you with another boy, I know my mind is made up… So put away you make up… I told you once, I won’t tell you again… It’s bad way… Roxanne… You don’t have to put on the red light… Roxanne, don’t you know… You don’t have… Baby, don’t put it on… Baby, don’t put it on… Baby, don’t put it on… Baby, don’t put it on”