Songs:
-- On A Roll --
San Francisco - 27 July 2020


Found on:

O Sun O Moon (2023)
Lyrics:

Howl of anger, howl of grief
Here comes the heat, there's no relief
Social behavior
Beyond belief
Throw those punches, drop that ball
Commit to nothing, excuse it all
Here comes the future
Here comes the fall

Time takes its toll
But in my soul
I知 on a roll

Time takes its toll
But in my soul
I知 on a roll

The wolf has fixed you with its stare
Finality is hard to bear
Continue breathing
And beware
Eat what痴 before you - pay the bill
There goes your bonehouse, right down that hill
Time waits for no one, and never will

Time takes its toll
But in my soul
I知 on a roll

Time takes its toll
But in my soul
I知 on a roll

I had a dream. There was a storm
And all the earth was without form
The sun was cold, the ether warm
Pressure building left and right
Timer ticking, just out of sight
I知 taking shelter
In the light

Time takes its toll
But in my soul
I知 on a roll.

I知 on a roll.
I知 on a roll.
I知 on a roll.



TOUT ME SOURIT

Hurlement de col鑽e, hurlement de tristesse
Voici venir la chaleur, sans soulagement
Comportement social qui d馭ie toute croyance
Lance ces coups de poing, 馗happe cette balle
Ne t'engage rien du tout, dispense toi de tout
Voici le futur, voici la chute

Le temps prend son d
Mais en mon 穃e
Tout me sourit

Le loup t'a regard fixement
La finalit est difficile supporter
Continue respirer
Et prends garde
Mange ce qui est devant toi - paie la facture
Voil ton paquet d'os sur une pente descendante
Le temps n'attend personne, et ne le fera jamais

Le temps prend son d
Mais en mon 穃e
Tout me sourit

J'ai fait un r黐e, il y avait une temp黎e
Et toute la terre 騁ait sans forme
Le soleil 騁ait froid, et l'騁her chaud
La pression monte gauche et droite
Tic tac d'une minuterie, juste hors de vue
Je me mets l'abri dans la lumi鑽e

Le temps prend son d
Mais en mon 穃e
Tout me sourit

SF, 27 juillet 2020

Traduction fran軋is par Marcel Moussette et Jane Macaulay.




Musicians
Bruce Cockburn / Vocal, Resonator Guitar
Gary Craig / Drums, Percussion
Viktor Krauss / Upright Bass
Shawn Colvin / Guest Vocal
Colin Linden / Electric & Resophonic Guitars
Ann & Regina McCrary / Vocals

All songs by Bruce Cockburn, c 2020 Holy Drone Corp

Released on O Sun O Moon 12 May 2023





Editors Note:

On A Roll was previously released on FOUR NEW SONGS as video demo, made in January and February of 2021. Recording was done at Yahiro Barn Studio in San Francisco. The expectation is that in the fullness of time there will be an album containing these songs and others yet to be written. If live shows were possible they would be showing up in the repertoire. Since that isn稚 happening, here they are...






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