Den dag tårnene blev små

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Well, I shuffled through the city on the 4th of July
I had a firecracker waiting to blow
Breakin’ like a rocket who makin’ its way
To the cities of Mexico
Lived in an apartment out on Avenue A
I had a tar-hut on the corner of 10th
Had myself a lover who was finer than gold
But I’ve broken up and busted up since

And love don’t play any games with me
Anymore like she did before
The world won’t wait, so I better shake
That thing right out there through the door
Hell, I still love you, New York

Found myself a picture that would fit in the folds
Of my wallet and it stayed pretty good
Still amazed I didn’t lose it on the roof of the place
When I was drunk and I was thinking of you
Every day the children they were singing their tune
Out on the streets and you could hear from inside
Used to take the subway up to Houston and 3rd
I would wait for you and I’d try to hide

And love won’t play any games with me
Anymore if you don’t want it to
The world won’t wait and I watched you shake
But honey, I don’t blame you
Hell, I still love you, New York
Hell, I still love you, New York
New York

I remember Christmas in the blistering cold
In a church on the upper west side
Babe, I stood their singing, I was holding your arm
You were holding my trust like a child
Found a lot of trouble out on Avenue B
But I tried to keep the overhead low
Farewell to the city and the love of my life
At least we left before we had to go

And love won’t play any games with you
Anymore if you want ’em to
So we better shake this old thing out the door
I’ll always be thinkin’ of you
I’ll always love you though New York
I’ll always love you though New York, New York, New York

© Ryan Adams

12 tanker om “Den dag tårnene blev små”

  1. “Nu har verden travlt – du var et hit.
    Bin Laden Blues ligger nummer 1”

    “Da New York var forsvundet ved hans fod.
    Han savnede ikke twin towers
    – det var forbi”

  2. If you had asked me six years ago what the odds were that Osama bin Laden would still be living out his alloted lifespan in the fall of 2007, I would have said that the odds were zero.

    No matter how feckless, incompetent, and stupid George W. Bush and his administration are, I would have said, nobody would let an Osama bin Laden kill 3000 Americans in an act of terrorism and survive.

    Silly me.

    BRAD DeLONG

  3. Bin laden blues kan, af den gode grund at den først blev udgivet i 2003, ikke være blevet blacklistet. Tror ikke der var mange der var bekendt med Bin Laden før 11/9-2001 og da slet ikke i forbindelse med terror

  4. Martin, som jeg skriver var det nok p.g.a teksten. Har desværre ikke kunne finde noget der bekræfter det.

    De var nok bange for at der var nogen der blev stødt over
    “at brænde hele verden ned for dig” eller nogle af de andre tekststykker som, hvis man vil læse dem sådan, kan minde om det der skete.

  5. Gnilre har helt ret. Det var Kræmmer$jæl, der blev rykket fra A-rotation til ingen rotation..
    Anti udkom mandag den 10.9, men drunkede i terroren…

    I øvrigt bør LS-fans lige klikke forbi http://www.nannaluders.dk/ og læse nyt om to gange HH.

    Og sæt så kryds ved 17.9, når “Skønne Spildte Dage” med Ulla Henningsen rammer butikkerne. En flittig skribent på denne side har oversat flere sange og synger endog kor på en enkelt sang…

  6. Var det ikke Bin Laden Blues, der blev black listet eller var det dem begge? Ja hvad er det dog der sker i DR.

  7. Ja, Allende faldt og Augusto tog over… Men, Røde Mor sendte ham et smuk minde på pladen “Grillbaren”.

  8. Husker at P3 gik over til at spille musik konstant kun afbrudt af sporatiske nyheder. Det var også den dag “Kræmmer$jæl” blev blacklistet af DR, vist nok p.g.a teksten

  9. Mange af os husker nok, hvor vi var den dag for seks år siden.

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    Her er et billede fra den 11. september 1973, der var en trist dag for Chile.

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