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  • tracker albümünden mark knopfler başyapıtlarından. 2013 turunda taormina'da verdiği konserden yanlızca birkaç gün önce bob dylan'ın kullandığı odadan eşsiz taormina manzarasına bakarken yazmış mark parçayı. 64 model beyaz stratocasterı ile çalınmış.

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    there’s laughter in the darkness
    music floating in across the bay
    he’s half listening and wondering
    how he could have let her slip away
    so long ago but still he wants to know
    ıf anyone has seen her
    and he’s sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina

    they were young and love was shining
    like the colours of the rainbow
    desire felt like choking
    love was smoking under the volcano
    he can still taste her kisses
    sweet as the red wine from messina
    now he’s sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina

    seems like another lifetime
    when they rambled along the shore
    seems like another lifetime
    she used to call him her sweet senor
    maybe in another lifetime
    on a pathway to the sea
    maybe there they’ll be

    the crowd calls for the emperor
    raise their hands to hail another king
    but he’s been so long a wanderer
    another crowd can never mean a thing
    he came, he saw, he conquered
    ten thousand voices roared in the arena
    now he’s sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina

    he hears the chimes of history
    myths of gods and men forever ringing
    ancient dreams in all their mystery
    wars for sicily and spartan women
    ın the mists of antiquity
    ships of war set sail from carthagina
    now he’s sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina
    sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina
  • the crowd calls for the emperor (mecaz-ı mürsel)*
    raise their hands to hail another king (ohaa sanki manowar şarkısı)

    but he’s been so long a wanderer (yalnız kovboy)
    another crowd can never mean a thing (ha tamam)

    he came, he saw, he conquered (veni vidi vici)
    ten thousand voices roared in the arena (cidden manowar şarkısı bu)

    now he’s sitting out in the night
    looking down upon the lights of taormina (tabisi)

    şaka bir yana şu kısmı bile mark knopfler'ın ne kadar büyük bir sanatçı olduğunu gösterir. bunun dışında şarkıdaki naifliği, mülayimliği, keyifli tek başınalığı ancak yine diğer bir şairden* mülhem dizelerle anlatabilirim sanırım.

    sanki nedir bir şarkının güzel olması
    sahi bir şarkının güzel olması
    çalarken kendisine kendine severek bakmasından.
  • özellikle nakarat kismi 80'lerde bruce willis'in söyledigi save the last dance for me ile birebir aynidir.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ml0acyrmgc