Following the herd, Down to Greece
Love in the 90's, Is paranoid
On sunny beaches, Take your chances
Though you are hot, forget me not
I will keep waiting until your return
Now you are gone, end of the season
Winter will come any day...
Will tear themselves to pieces for this beauty,
Born of a swan,
Jesus don't be long, let her body sweat above mine in the summertime.
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College, that's where I caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said in that case I'll have a rum and coke-cola.
She said fine and in thirty seconds time she said, I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do, I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you.
Came to western isles and the Greek young men
And with their silver beards they laughed at the unknown of the universe
They could sit and guess God's name…
Or maybe I'll go to Rome
And rent me a grand piano and put some flowers 'round my room
But let's not talk about fare-thee-welIs now
The night is a starry dome.
And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll
Beneath the Matalla Moon…
Αναφέρω εν τάχει το “Greek Song” του Rufus Wainwright (2000), μιας και στους στίχους του δεν εντόπισα κάποια ιδιαίτερη αναφορά παρ’όλο που ο ίδιος ο συνθέτης σε κάποια του live , κάνει την ακόλουθη εισαγωγή:
Through the big world I am walking, Since the downfall of the car
I am almost 87, I am almost in my grave
And I don't believe in heaven anymore
So I come back to the hotel, Where 50 years ago
A woman waited for her lover, But he didn't show up
"This is not a church", she said, "But I feel like praying in this hall
It's the first time in my life, He didn't call"
It's a long forgotten story, It's a long forgotten day
When we sailed the 'Hope and Glory', Till the town was far away
From the room the view, Is still the same
The Lykabettous hill, Where we played in 1989 **
When the time was standing still, I was almost 38
When I bought a dark red vase,