diumenge, 21 de març de 2010

Dia internacional contra el racisme

Brown eyed girl va patir alguns canvis abans de ser gravada. Era l'any 1967 quan Van Morrison composava Brown-Skinned girl. Es va considerar que la història d'amor entre un noi blanc i una noia negra "...making love in the green grass" patiria el rebuig per part de la societat de l'època. Així doncs, la noia va deixar de ser negra per a tenir els ulls i no la pell marró, i enlloc de fer l'amor sobre l'herba verda, van passar a "laughin' and a-runnin'".



Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow,
Playin' a new game,
Laughing and a running hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin' and you
My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine
With a transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing,
Hiding behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and sliding
All along the water fall, with you
My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da

So hard to find my way,
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My how you have grown,
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I'm overcome thinking 'bout
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da.