Wedding Song


La più bella canzone d’amore che sia mai stata scritta è Wedding Song, incisa da Bob Dylan nell’album Planet Waves del 1974.

Non ci possono essere discussioni, non esiste nessun altro autore che abbia saputo condensare nei pochi minuti di una traccia un tale universo di emozioni. Narra la leggenda che Dylan abbia cantato Wedding Song di getto, alla fine delle sedute per il nuovo disco, praticamente improvvisando in sala d’incisione.

A conferma di ciò, nella versione originale si sentono distintamente le borchie del giubbotto sfregare contro la chitarra…Per cui, da fan di Bob Dylan ( si era capito vero? la traduzione in italiano era stampata sulle nostre partecipazioni di nozze, un bel po’ di anni fa), ascolto sempre con una certa emozione le cover di Wedding Song pubblicate su youtube, interpretate in occasione di matrimoni, non solo americani.

Di seguito il testo originale di una canzone straordinaria


I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love
I love you more than money and more than the stars above
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me

Ever since you walked right in, the circle’s been complete
I’ve said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street
To the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun
I love you more than ever and I haven’t yet begun

You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live
When I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give
Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from the hole
Quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul

You gave me babies one, two, three, what is more, you saved my life
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth, your love cuts like a knife
My thoughts of you don’t ever rest, they’d kill me if I lie
I’d sacrifice the world for you and watch my senses die

The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth
We’ll play it out the best we know, whatever it is worth
What’s lost is lost, we can’t regain what went down in the flood
But happiness to me is you and I love you more than blood

It’s never been my duty to remake the world at large
Nor is it my intention to sound a battle charge
’Cause I love you more than all of that with a love that doesn’t bend
And if there is eternity I’d love you there again

Oh, can’t you see that you were born to stand by my side
And I was born to be with you, you were born to be my bride
You’re the other half of what I am, you’re the missing piece
And I love you more than ever with that love that doesn’t cease

You turn the tide on me each day and teach my eyes to see
Just bein’ next to you is a natural thing for me
And I could never let you go, no matter what goes on
‘Cause I love you more than ever now that the past is gone

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