Arik Einstein, părintele timid al rockului israelian

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    A murit Arik Einstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arik_Einstein), părintele timid al rockului israelian.

    „If I were one of the first humans on earth, the world wouldn’t develop at all,” he once said. „I would be content with what already exists. I wouldn’t want to invent anything, not fire, not electricity, I would be happy with how things are.”

    „Einstein quit live shows at the beginning of the 1980s. „I performed from the age of 18 until I was 42,” he told Mohar. „That’s quite a while and eventually it was too much for me. I simply felt my true potential wasn’t there. Not in live shows. I wasn’t exactly a stage animal. I was held back by the embarrassment, the bashfulness, and it became more evident as the years went by. Of course there were shows I enjoyed, and when I was already onstage it was alright. But the hours before the show, the day before, these were always so difficult. By the way, when I say bashfulness, I’m not proud of it. People often see it as a good quality, but it isn’t. I wish I could grab a microphone and sing like a Sinatra, but I don’t have what it takes, and a person should adapt to his capabilities. On the other hand, in the studio, I blossom. That’s my natural habitat, where I’m not bashful. The problem is that this profession has its field mines: success is accompanied by fame and a form of adoration, and I really don’t get along with that. That’s where I draw the line. It’s pleasant to be loved, but not more.”

    Sitting in San Francisco by the Water
    Carried away by the blues and greens
    It’s beautiful in San Francisco by the Water
    Then why do I feel so removed

    Watching the ducks, roaming amongst the boats
    and the Golden Gate Bridge, beautiful like in a movie
    It’s a shame you’re not here
    With me to see it
    You’d say you’d never leave

    (Chorus)

    I watch Doctor J, tear down the nets
    and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, touches the sky
    It’s a shame you’re not here
    With me to see it
    It’s so beautiful in San Francisco by the Water

    (Chorus)

    Suddenly I want to go back home
    Return to the swamp
    To sit in Kasit with Moshe and Chatske
    Give me Mount Tibor
    Give me the Kinneret
    I love and keep falling in love with my little Israel
    Warm and Charming

    You and I will change the world,
    You and I, then all will follow.
    Others have said before, but that doesn’t matter.
    You and I will change the world.

    You and I will start at the beginning
    It will be difficult.
    But that doesn’t matter. It’s not so bad.
    Others have said before, but that doesn’t matter.
    You and I will change the world.

    (la intoarcerea lui Gilad Shalit)
    “Now that you are here” (words by Guy Bocati)

    And we will never forget
    The sweet moment
    That we heard it was over
    And that you are coming
    To be near

    A smile of innocent children
    Took over our faces
    The first shudder
    After five years

    Now that you are here
    Take it slow
    Don’t run fast
    Remember, forget, laugh
    You’ll always be a hero
    You are allowed to cry
    Its not simple at all
    To forgive fate

    But now that you are here
    You can have love
    You can have a strong embrace
    You can breathe deep

    For five years the heart ticked
    A clock ticking pain
    The fear that you would not return
    Killed our heart

    We love
    To hear your name
    Now you are back
    And there is a great love here

    Take what is possible
    Don’t dare to be shy
    We have waited just to give you
    Everything you ask for

    But now that you are here….
    Oh, how wonderful it is that you are here

    3 gânduri despre “Arik Einstein, părintele timid al rockului israelian

    1. Multumim, Liviu!!!

      Nu stiu ce se intimpla in ultimele zile:
      Lou Reed, Mircea Crishan, Arik Einstein, Sefi Rivlin e intr-o stare f. proasta la spital….

      E chiar trist. 🙁

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