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Date: 6-28-2013 12:25 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "We Will Come Back To Life"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "We Will Come Back To Life"


It's Friday!  It seems like a minute ago it was Tuesday.  How in blazes did that happen?  It hardly seems possible, doesn't it? Anyway, being Friday, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, goof around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song was a 1987 hit for Steve Winwood.  Just a couple of days ago I heard Warren Zevon's 2000 version of it and found its understated poise very moving (especially since two years later Zevon was diagnosed with fatal mesothelioma and he died a year after that).  So without further ado, here's "Back In The High Life Again" (watch Winwood's video here; listen to Zevon's version here).  Enjoy. 


We Will Come Back To Life

I just . . .
My life is very faster!
Move slowly!
The only good part of the past?
We were born to run.
It is very difficult to slow down,
so do not be surprised to see
the end of the town.

It is best.
Life is life for me.
I hope you;
I love you.
When will we dance?
The sun will continue to rise until the morning.
Come;
we do not stop until the end.

We will come back to life.
Discover the earth and all the doors open.
We will come back to life.
Can see the movie again
and laugh an evil eye on all of us.
And we do it with one hand-free dance,
easily in the world.
I will be sightseeing
again in later life.


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