sexta-feira, março 31, 2006

Malediction & Prayer

They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell
I got 25 minutes to go. And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell
I got 24 minutes to go.
Well, they give me some beans for my last meal
23 minutes to go.
And you know... nobody asked me how I feel
I got 22 minutes to go.
So, I wrote to the Gov'nor... the whole damned bunch
Ahhh... 21 minutes to go.
And I call up the Mayor, but he's out to lunch
I got 20 more minutes to go.
Well, the sheriff says, "Girl I'm gonna watch you die"
19 more minutes to go.
I spit on his eye... and laughed in his face
But 18 minutes to go.
Well... I call out to the Warden to hear my plea
17 minutes to go
He says, "Call me back in a week or three
You've got 16 minutes to go."
Well, my lawyer say's he's sorry he missed my case
Mmmm... 15 minutes to go
Yeah, well if you're so sorry, come up and take my place
I got 14 minutes to go.
Here comes the preacher to save my soul
With 13 minutes to go.
And his talkin' about burnin' but I'm so damned cold
I got 12 more minutes to go.
Now they're testin' the trap and chills my spine
11 more minutes to go.
And the trap and the rope they're work just fine
But 10 more minutes to go
I'm waiting for the pardon... gonna set me free
With 9 minutes to go.
But this is for real so forget about me
Got 8 more minutes to go
And now I'm climbin up the ladder with a scaffold peg
I got 6 more minutes to go.
With my feet on the trap and my head in the noose...
5 more minutes to go.
Well somebody come and cute me loose
I got 4 more minutes to go.
I can see the mountains, I can see the sky...
3 more minutes to go...
And it's too damned pretty for a woman to die...
2 more minutes to go...
I can see the buzzards... I can see the crows...
1 more minut to go...
And now I'm swingin' and here I... gooooooooooo...

Adaptação de Diamanda Galás de "25 More Minutes to Go"

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