Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dance Me To The End Of Love


What do you think the writer is talking about?

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

http://www.esnips.com/doc/8613afd1-31a9-4e98-85c7-7a908288a73a/Dance-Me-To-The-End-Of-Love


(Hint: It's not a wedding song)


8 comments :

Diana said...

Dance me to the end....Death?

Zineb Benalla said...

lovely dania :)

Leafless Eve said...

I thought it was a wedding song in the beginning, then i started reading more about it, and i found this note from the writer:

'Dance Me To The End Of Love' ... "it's curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that's why the process is so mysterious about writing a song.
But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, "Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin," meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation. But, it is the same language that we use for surrender to the beloved, so that the song -- it's not important that anybody knows the genesis of it, because if the language comes from that passionate resource, it will be able to embrace all passionate activity."

Just thought it's interesting...

Jingle Balls said...

Omg... It's about the Holocaust? That is SO SO SO sad! :(

I love it tho....

Khawwta said...

I loved it

Tori Skene said...

i absolutely loved this! :)

Mourad said...

That's a great song. I love it. Leonard Cohen is a genius.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_Me_to_the_End_of_Love

Mourad said...

Great blog btw.. :)

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