Elizabeth Costello : I believe in what does not need to believe in me.──J. M. Coetzee

2018/10/03

Nina cried Power



今日はもうひとつ! この曲、サイコーに好き! ニーナってもちろんニーナ・シモンよね。
映画:Cry Freedom (1987)を思い出す。南アのアパルトヘイト時代に拷問で殺されたスティーブ・ビコが主人公の映画。日本では「遠い夜明け」なんて変なタイトルになってしまったけど、全然、夜明けは遠くなかった!

Nina Cried Power

[Verse 1: Hozier]
It's not the waking, it's the rising
It is the grounding of a foot uncompromising
It's not forgoing of the lie
It's not the opening of eyes
It's not the waking, it's the rising

[Verse 2: Hozier]
It's not the shade, we should be past it
It's the light, and it's the obstacle that casts it
It's the heat that drives the light
It's the fire it ignites
It's not the waking, it's the rising

[Verse 3: Hozier]
It's not the song, it is the singing
It's the hearing of a human spirit ringing
It is the bringing of the line
It is the baring of the rhyme
It's not the waking, it's the rising

[Chorus: Mavis Staples and Hozier]
And I could cry power (power)
Power (power)
Power
Nina cried power
Billie cried power
Mais cried power

And I could cry power
Power (power)
Power (power)
Power
Curtis cried power
Patti cried power
Nina cried power

[Verse 2: Hozier]
It's not the wall but what's behind it

The fear of fellow men, his mere assignment
And everything that we're denied
By keeping the divide
It's not the waking, it's the rising

[Chorus: Hozier and Mavis Staples]
And I could cry power (power)
Power (power)
Oh, power
Nina cried power
Lennon cried power
James Brown cried power
And I could cry power
Power (power)
Power (power)
Power, lord
B.B. cried power
Joni cried power
Nina cried power

[Bridge: Mavis Staples]
And I could cry power
Power has been cried by those stronger than me
Straight into the face that tells you
To rattle your chains if you love being free

[Chorus: Hozier and Mavis Staples]
I could cry power (power)
And power is my love when my love reaches to me
James Brown cried power
Seeger cried power
Marvin cried power

Yeah ah, power
James cried power
Lennon cried power
Patti cried power
Billie, power
Dylan, power
Woody, power
Nina cried power