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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"Miss Sarajevo" from Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1


Sorry it's so late, but yeah. Looooong Day.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI don't really see the mass appeal of this song. Maybe it's because I find most opera ho-hum. I respect it and think it's beautiful music, but after one song I think I'm done. For the week. I think the award should actually go to Pavarotti for this song, or at least the original recording of it. But since so many people "gahhh!!"ed over Bono doing Pavarotti's part in this tour, I've given it to Bono.

(Here's where I copy and paste because I've been spelling things wrong the entire entry.)
"Miss Sarajevo" was inspired by a documentary of the same name that chronicled a beauty pageant held under mortar fire in war-torn Yugoslavia. The song was a world protest against the war raging in Bosnia and the inability of the international community to act effectively to stop the war.
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//Miss Sarajevo

Is there a time for keeping your distance
A time to turn your eyes away
Is there a time for keeping your head down
For getting on with your day

Is there a time for kohl and lipstick
A time for cutting hair
Is there a time for high street shopping
To find the right dress to wear

Here she comes
Heads turn around
Here she comes
To take her crown

Is there a time to run for cover
A time for kiss and tell
Is there a time for different colours
Different names you find it hard to spell

Is there a time for first communion
A time for East 17
Is there a time to turn to Mecca
Is there time to be a beauty queen

Here she comes
Beauty plays the clown
Here she comes
Surreal in her crown

Dici che il fiume
Trova la via al mare
E come il fiume
Giungerai a me
Oltre i confini
E le terre assetate
Dici che come fiume
Come fiume...
L'amore giunger
L'amore...
E non so più pregare
E nell'amore non so più sperare
E quell'amore non so più aspettare

Is there a time for tying ribbons
A time for Christmas trees
Is there a time for laying tables
And the night is set to freeze

[Pavarotti Translation]
It's said that a river
Finds the way to the sea
And like the river
You shall come to me
Beyond the borders
And the thirsty lands
You say that as a river
Like a river...
Love shall come
Love...
And I'm not able to pray anymore
And I cannot hope in love anymore
And I cannot wait for love anymore
[End of Translation]
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