“Shed a Little Light” (1)

 

 

Shed a Little Light (James Taylor)

Let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
In our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children
Can grow free and strong
We are bound together
By the task that stands before us
And the road that lies ahead
We are bound and we are bound

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

(chorus)
Shed a little light, oh Lord
So that we can see
Just a little light, oh Lord
Want to stand it on up
Stand it on up, oh Lord
Want to walk it on down
Shed a little light, oh Lord

Can’t get no light from the dollar bill
Don’t give me no light from a TV screen
When I open my eyes
I want to drink my fill
From the well on the hill

– chorus –

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Oh, let us turn our thoughts today
To Martin Luther King

And recognize that there are ties between us
All men and women
Living on the earth
Ties of hope and love
Sister and brotherhood

James Vernon Taylor (born on March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose music combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities.
In the 1970s, he became well-known for writing and performing sensitive, affecting songs. Over the course of a long-running career, Taylor has won a lot of awards.

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GETTA UN PO’ DI LUCE

Volgiamo i nostri pensieri oggi
a Martin Luther King
e riconosciamo che ci sono dei legami tra di noi
fra tutti gli uomini e le donne
che vivono sulla Terra;
legami di speranza e d’amore
di fratellanza e sorellanza,
e che siamo legati assieme
nel nostro desiderio di veder diventare il mondo
un luogo in cui i nostri figli
possano crescere liberi e forti,
noi siamo legati l’un l’altro
dal compito che ci sta di fronte
e dalla strada che ci aspetta.
Siamo legati e siamo vincolati
C’è la sensazione come di stringere un pugno
c’è una fame in mezzo al petto
c’è un passaggio attraverso le tenebre e la nebbia
e sebbene il corpo dorma, il cuore non riposerà mai

(Coro)
Getta un po’ di luce, , oh Signore
in modo che possiamo vedere
Oh, solo un po’ di luce, Signore,
voglio mettermi in piedi
mettermi in piedi Signore
voglio camminare
getta un po’ di luce, Signore

Non riesco a ottenere alcuna luce dalla banconota da un dollaro,
non darmi luce da uno schermo televisivo
quando apro gli occhi
voglio bere a sazietà
dal pozzo sulla collina

(Coro)

C’è la sensazione come di stringere un pugno
c’è una fame in mezzo al petto
c’è un passaggio attraverso le tenebre e la nebbia
e sebbene il corpo dorma, il cuore non riposerà mai

Rivolgiamo i nostri pensieri oggi
a Martin Luther King
e riconosciamo che ci sono dei legami tra di noi
fra tutti gli uomini e le donne
che vivono sulla Terra
Legami di speranza e d’amore
di fratellanza e sorellanza.
(L.Z.)

 

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10 thoughts on ““Shed a Little Light” (1)

  1. Jame Taylor moved to North Carolina (Chapel Hill) when he was just three. He is considered one of our “native sons.” He is one of the great songwriters and was an inspiration for my own work years ago. One of his best songs is “Carolina In My Mind.”

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  2. Ties of hope and love
    Sister and brotherhood

    but it is not like that today we are ” homo homini lupus”.This is reality, I still believe in the exceptions…Hi! Viki

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