silent all these years

your reverie your reverie
tori amos'ın en sevdiğim şarkısıdır.

excuse me but can i be you for a while
my dog won't bite if you sit real still
i got the anti-christ in the kitchen yellin' at me again
yeah i can hear that
been saved again by the garbage truck
i got something to say you know
but nothing comes
yes i know what you think of me
you never shut-up
yeah i can hear that

but what if i'm a mermaid
in these jeans of his
with her name still on it
hey but i don't care
cause sometimes
i said sometimes
i hear my voice
and it's been here
silent all these years

so you found a girl
who thinks really deep thoughts
what's so amazing about really deep thoughts
boy you best pray that i bleed real soon
how's that thought for you
my scream got lost in a paper cup
you think there's a heaven
where some screams have gone
i got 25 bucks and a cracker
do you think it's enough
to get us there

cause what if i'm a mermaid
in these jeans of his
with our name still on it
hey but i don't care
cause sometimes
i said sometimes
i hear my voice
and it's been here
silent all these...

years go by
will i still be waiting
for somebody else to understand
years go by
if i'm stripped of my beauty
and the orange clouds
raining in my head
years go by
will i choke on my tears
till finally there is nothing left
one more casualty
you know we're too easy easy easy

well i love the way we communicate
your eyes focus on my funny lip shape
let's hear what you think of me now
but baby don't look up
the sky is falling
your mother shows up in a nasty dress
it's your turn now to stand where i stand
everybody lookin' at you here
take hold of my hand
yeah i can hear them

but what if i'm a mermaid
in these jeans of yours
with her name still on it
hey but i don't care
cause sometimes
i said sometimes
i hear my voice [x3]

and it's been here
silent all these years
i've been here
silent all these years
pigs on the wing pigs on the wing
leonard cohen ile seslendirilen versiyonunda,tori amos'un sesinden önce,leonard cohen'in,1956 yılında,henüz 22 yaşındayken yayımlanan ilk kitabı,''let us compare mythologies''de yer alan şiiri,''ı heard of a man''yer almaktadır.şiir bitmeden amos'un piyanosunun büyüsü başlar.aşağıda, leonard cohen'in parçanın girişinde yer alan şiirine yer verilmiştir;

i heard of a man

ı heard of a man
who says words so beautifully
that if he only speaks their name
women give themselves to him.

ıf ı am dumb beside your body
while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips.
it is because ı hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat outside our door.
camsap camsap
mesela bilgisayar alınmış çalışma salonuna gidilmiş chayanov dan, lenin den bir hayli ağır makaleler okunuyor birden başlıyor mesela şarkı aptal ediyor beni. sonra pencereye dönük, gökyüzünü gören yatağıma uzanıyorum, kulaklıkları takıyorum, başlıyor mesela şarkı yine aptal ediyor beni. kuru fasulye pişireceğim mesela, soğanları kavururken birden başlıyor mesela şarkı yeniden aptal ediyor beni. çok aptal oluyorum bu şarkıyı dinleyince.

will i choke on my tears
till finally there is nothing left
one more casualty
you know we're too easy easy easy