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Leonard Cohen – Closing Time/Ora închiderii


Ah we’re drinking and we’re dancing
and the band is really happening
and the Johnnie Walker wisdom running high
And my very sweet companion
she’s the Angel of Compassion
she’s rubbing half the world against her thigh
And every drinker every dancer
lifts a happy face to thank her
the fiddler fiddles something so sublime
all the women tear their blouses off
and the men they dance on the polka-dots
and it’s partner found, it’s partner lost
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
it’s closing time

Yeah the women tear their blouses off
and the men they dance on the polka-dots
and it’s partner found, it’s partner lost
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
it’s closing time

Ah we’re lonely, we’re romantic
And the cider laced with acid
And the Holy Spirit’s crying „Where’s the beef?”
And the moon is swimming naked
and the summer night is fragrant
with a mighty expectation of relief
So we struggle and we stagger
down the snakes and up the ladder
to the tower where the blessed hours chime
and I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
the Gates of Love they budged an inch
I can’t say much has happened since
but closing time

I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
the Gates of Love they budged an inch
I can’t say much has happened since
closing time

I loved you for your beauty
but that doesn’t make a fool of me:
you were in it for your beauty too
and I loved you for your body
there’s a voice that sounds like God to me
declaring, declaring, declaring that your body’s really you
And I loved you when our love was blessed
and I love you now there’s nothing left
but sorrow and a sense of overtime
and I missed you since the place got wrecked
And I just don’t care what happens next
looks like freedom but it feels like death
it’s something in between, I guess
it’s closing time

Yeah I missed you since the place got wrecked
By the winds of change and the weeds of sex
looks like freedom but it feels like death
it’s something in between, I guess
it’s closing time

Yeah we’re drinking and we’re dancing
but there’s nothing really happening
and the place is dead as Heaven on a Saturday night
And my very close companion
gets me fumbling gets me laughing
she’s a hundred but she’s wearing
something tight
and I lift my glass to the Awful Truth
which you can’t reveal to the Ears of Youth
except to say it isn’t worth a dime
And the whole damn place goes crazy twice
and it’s once for the devil and once for Christ
but the Boss don’t like these dizzy heights
we’re busted in the blinding lights,
busted in the blinding lights
of closing time

The whole damn place goes crazy twice
and it’s once for the devil and once for Christ
but the Boss don’t like these dizzy heights
we’re busted in the blinding lights,
busted in the blinding lights
of closing time

Oh the women tear their blouses off the men they dance on the polka-dots
It’s closing time
And it’s partner found, it’s partner lost
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops
It’s closing time
I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
It’s closing time
The Gates of Love they budged an inch
I can’t say much has happened since
But closing time
I loved you when our love was blessed
I love you now there’s nothing left
But closing time
I miss you since the place got wrecked
By the winds of change and the weeds of sex.


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Bem, dansăm fără-ncetare
Căci jazz-band-ul sună tare
Johnny Walker ni se suie drept la cap,
Doamna mea şi-a înserării
Este Îngerul Iertării
Jartiera-i poartă lumea drept ciorap
Cei ce beau, cei ce dansează
Din priviri o desenează
Şi viorile străfulgeră în sală,
Dame bluzele-şi sfâşie
Polka e o nebunie
Partenerii se tot schimbă
Raiu-n iad ţi se preschimbă
E ora închiderii, ora finală.

Suntem singuri şi romantici
Cidrul curge-n stropi tomnatici
Sfântul Duh întreabă de friptură
Luna-noată dezbrăcată
Noaptea-i dulce, parfumată
Sigur vei avea o aventură.
Deci vârtej şi roată iară
Jos la şerpi şi sus pe scară
Sus în turnul orelor de gală,
Totul brusc s-a petrecut:
Un plâns, un geamăt, un sărut
Poarta iubirii s-a crăpat
Şi-apoi nimic nu s-a-ntâmplat
Decât ora finală.

Te-am iubit fiindcă erai frumoasă
Şi continuai să fii şi mai frumoasă,
Dar nu doar pentru asta te-am iubit.
Te-am iubit şi pentru corpul tău
O voce ca un glas de Dumnezeu
De corpul tău o dată mi-a vorbit.
Şi te-am iubit pe când erai divină
Te iubesc şi-acuma, în ruină
Când nu mai e nimic de retrăit.
Îmi lipseşti de când s-a dus
Tot ce-a fost şi-o fi de spus
Nu îmi pasă că mi-e viaţa goală
Azi par liber dar sunt mort
Abia trupul mi-l mai port
Spre ora finală.

Bem, dansăm fără-ncetare
E un cerc, e o stagnare
Locu-i mort ca Raiul şi pustiu
Doamna mea cea înserată
A îmbătrânit deodată
Da-i fardată trist şi fistichiu.
Ridic paharul şi închin
Pentru secretul cel divin
Ce se transmite doar din tată-n fiu.
Şi sunt de două ori nebun:
Pentru Christ, păstorul bun
Şi pentru diavolul cu calea lui banală
Dar pân-atunci sunt prizonier
În cerc de orbitor eter
La ora închiderii, ora finală.

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