Pages of Gold

from Pages of Gold by Rene Caron

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A mashup of Rimbaud poetry based on Paul Schmidt's translations.

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Once, if my memory serves me well
life was a feast.
Where every heart revealed itself
and every wine flowed endlessly.

I wish I'd given it more thought when I was young,
when the dew dropped and I licked it to get drunk.
Hadn't I a youth, glorious and bold?
Something to write down on pages of gold.

As I ran I slept out most the time,
stars rustled through the sky.
I followed you, muse beneath you spell
glorious loved dwelled.

I wish I'd given it more thought when I was young.
All I hear now is a distant happy hum.
Hadn't I a youth, glorious and bold?
Something to write down on pages of gold.

I tore my shirt and threw away my tie.
In dark and scary places I made rhyme.
Like a guitar, I plucked my worn out shoes
as fading sunlight turned a golden hue.

I wish I'd given it more thought when I was young,
shivering joy in the kisses of the sun.
Hadn't I a youth, glorious and bold?
Something to write down on pages of gold.

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from Pages of Gold, track released November 1, 1997
Drums: Sam Vainola. Bass: Ned. Piano, vocals and guitar: Rene Caron

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