BrucelSpringsteen

Human touch (1975)

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  1. Human Touch   (*)
  2. Soul Driver  (*)
  3. 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)  (*)
  4. Cross My Heart 
  5. Gloria's Eyes
  6. With Every Wish  (*)
  7. Roll of the Dice
  8. Real World

  9. All Or Nothin' at All 
  10. Man's Job
  11. I Wish I Were Blind  (*)
  12. The Long Goodbye
  13. Real Man
  14. Pony Boy

(*) Traduzioni disponibili sul sito Loose-ends

 
 

Human Touch

 

You and me we were the pretenders

We let it all slip away

In the end what you don't surrender

Well the world just strips away

Girl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangers

Ain't gonna find no miracles here

Well you can wait on your blesses my darlin'

But I got a deal for you right here

I ain't lookin' for praise or pity

I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch

I just want someone to talk to

And a little of that Human Touch

Just a little of that Human Touch

Ain't no mercy on the streets of this town

Ain't no bread from heavenly skies

Ain't nobody drawin' wine from this blood

It's just you and me tonight

Tell me, in a world without pity

Do you think what I'm askin's too much

I just want something to hold on to

And a little of that Human Touch

Just a little of that Human Touch

Oh girl that feeling of safety you prize

Well it comes at a hard hard price

You can't shut off the risk and the pain

Without losin' the love that remains

We're all riders on this train

So you've been broken and you've been hurt

Show me somebody who ain't

Yeah, I know I ain't nobody's bargain

But, hell, a little touchup

and a little paint...

You might need somethin' to hold on to

When all the answers, they don't amount to much

Somebody that you could just to talk to

And a little of that Human Touch

Baby, in a world without pity

Do you think what I'm askin's too much

I just want to feel you in my arms

Share a little of that Human Touch

Feel a little of that Human Touch

Give me a little of that Human Touch

 

Soul Driver

 

Rode through forty nights of the gospels' rain 
Black sky pourin' snkes frogs 
And love in vain You were down where the river grows wider 
Baby let me be your soul driver 
Well if something in the air feels a little unkind 
Don't worry darlin' It'll slip your mind I'll be your gypsy joker your shotgun rider 
Baby let me be your soul driver 
Now no one knows which way love's wheel turns 
Will we hit it rich 
Or crash and burn 
Does fortune wait or just the black hand of fate 
This love potion's all we've got 
One toast before it's too late 
If the angels are unkind or the season is dark 
Or if in the end Love just falls part 
Then here's to our destruction 
Baby let me be your soul driver.

 

57 Channels (And Nothin' On

 

I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills 
With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills 
Man came by to hook up my cable TV 
We settled in for the night my baby and me 
We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn 
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on 
Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish 
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish 
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car 
I came home and pointed it out into the stars 
A message came back from the great beyond 
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on 
Well we might'a made some friends with some billionaires 
We might'a got all nice and friendly If we'd made it upstairs 
All I got was a note that said, 
"Bye-bye John Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin' on.
" So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast 
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast 
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet 
And they busted me for disturbin' the almighty peace 
Judge said, "What you got in your defense son?" 
"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on" 
I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone 
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on 
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on.

 
  

Cross My Heart

 

First time I crossed my heart
I was beggin' baby please
At your bedside down on my knees
When I crossed my heart
When I crossed my heart
I crossed my heart pretty baby over you

La prima volta che ho fatto la croce sul cuore (1)
Stavo implorando, "baby, ti prego"
Ai piedi del tuo letto, in ginocchio
Quando ho fatto la croce sul cuore
Quando ho fatto la croce sul cuore
Ho fatto la croce sul cuore bella mia, su di te

Second time I crossed my heart
Rain came in from the south
I was lyin' there with something sweet and salty in my mouth
When I crossed my heart
When I crossed my heart
I crossed my heart pretty darlin' over you

La seconda volta che ho fatto la croce sul cuore
E' arrivata la pioggia da Sud
Ero sdraiato con qualcosa di dolce e salato in bocca
Quando ho fatto la croce sul cuore
Quando ho fatto la croce sul cuore
Ho fatto la croce sul cuore bella mia, su di te

Well you may think the world's black and white
And you're dirty or you're clean
You better watch out you don't slip
Through them spaces in between
Where the night gets sticky
And the sky gets black
I grabbed you baby you grabbed me back
And we crossed our hearts
We crossed our hearts
Yeah I crossed my heart...

Beh, potresti pensare che il mondo è in bianco e nero
E tu o sei sporco o sei pulito
Faresti meglio a guardare fuori di te, senza intrufolarti
tra gli spazi che lasciano
Dove la notte diventa appiccicosa
E il cielo diventa nero
Ti ho presa tesoro, tu mi hai preso a tua volta
E abbiamo giurato sui nostri cuori
Abbiamo giurato sui nostri cuori
Sì, l'ho giurato sul cuore ...

Little boys little girls
They know their wrongs from their rights
Once you cross your heart
You ain't ever supposed to lie

Well life ain't nothin'
But cold hard ride
I ain't leavin' 'til
I'm satisfied
I cross my heart
Yeah I cross my heart
Well I cross my heart pretty darlin' over you.

I ragazzi, le ragazze
Conoscono i loro errori dalle cose giuste
Una volta che hai fatto la croce cuore
Non dovresti mai mentire
Beh, la vita può anche essere niente
Ma è una dura salita (2)
E io non mi arrenderò
Sino a che non sarò soddisfatto
Io lo giuro sul mio cuore
Si ', lo giuro sul cuore
Be', ho fatto la croce sul cuore, bella mia, su di te

 

(Bruce Springsteen / Sonny Boy Williamson)

 

Gloria's Eyes

   

I was your big man

Io ero il tuo grand’uomo

I was your prince charming

Io ero il tuo principe azzurro

King on a white horse hey now look how far

Un re sul cavallo bianco, ehi guarda ora quanto è lontano (quel tempo)

I've fallen I tried to trick you yeah but baby you got wise

Sono caduto, ho tentato di ingannarti, si, ma tu sei stata accorta, tesoro

You cut me right down to size

Mi hai riportato alla mia giusta misura

Now I'm just a fool in Gloria's eyes

Ora sono soltanto uno stupido agli occhi di Gloria

 

 

Swore I'd get you back

Ho giurato che ti avrei riconquistata

I was so sure I'd get you back like

Ero così sicuro che ti avrei riportata indietro

I done so many times before

Come avevo fatto molte volte in precedenza

A little sweet talk to cover over all of the lies

Un discorsetto dolce per coprire tutte le bugie

You came runnin' back but to my surprise

Tu sei tornata indietro di corsa ma con mia sorpresa

Well there's somethin' gone in Gloria's eyes

C’era qualcosa di finito negli occhi di Gloria

 

 

Well in the dark when it was just me and you

Bene, nella oscurità quando c’eravamo solo tu ed io

I asked the question that I knew the answer to

Ho fatto la domanda della quale sapevo già la risposta

Is that a smile my little dolly on the shelf

È un sorriso, mia bambolina sullo scaffale

Tell me is that a smile

Dimmi, è un sorriso

Or is it somethin' else?

O è qualcosa di diverso?

Now I work hard to prove my love is true

Ora lavoro duramente per dimostrare che il mio amore è sincero.

 

 

Now I work hard and I bring it on home to you

Ora lavoro duramente e lo porto a casa per te

At night I pray as silently you lie

La notte prego così in silenzio come tu riposi

Some day my love again will rise

Talvolta il mio amore si rialza ancora

Like a shining torch in Gloria's eyes

Come una torcia fiammeggiante negli occhi di Gloria

I was your big man your prince charming

Ero il tuo grand’uomo, il tuo principe azzurro

King on a white horse now look how far I've fallen 

Il re su un cavallo bianco, ora guarda quanto lontano sono caduto

 

With Every Wish

 

Ol' catfish in the lake we called him Big Jim

When I was a kid my only wish ws to get my line in him

Skipped church one Sunday rowed out and throw'd in my line

Jim took that hook pole and me right over the side

Went driftin' down past old tires and rusty cans of beer

The angel of the lake whispered in my ear

"Before you choose your wish son

You better think first With every wish there comes a curse."

I fell in love with beautiful Doreen

She was the prettiest thing this old town'd ever seen

I courted her and I made her mine

But I grew jealous whenever another man'd

Come walkin' down the line

And my jealousy made me treat her hard and cruel

She sighed, "Bobby oh Bobby you're such a fool.

Don't you know before you choose your wish

You'd better think first 'Cause with every wish there comes a curse."

These days I sit around and laugh

At the many rivers I've crossed

But on the far banks there's always another forest

Where a man can get lost

Well there in the high trees love's bluebird glides

Guiding us 'cross to another river on the other side

And there someone is waitin' with a look in her eyes

And though my heart's grown weary

And more than a little bit shy

Tonight I'll drink from her waters to quench my thirst

And leave the angels to worry With every wish there comes a curse.

 

Roll of the Dice

 

Well I've been a losin' gambler

Just throwin' snake eyes

Love ain't got me downhearted

I know up around the corner lies

My fool's paradise In just another roll of the dice

All my elevens and sevens been comin' up

Sixes and nines

But since I fell for you baby

Been comin' on changin' times

They're waitin' over the rise

Just another roll of the dice

I've stumbled and I know I made my mistakes

But tonight I'm gonna be playin' for all of the stakes

Well it's never too late so come on girl

The tables are waiting

You and me and lady luck well tonight

We'll be celebrating

Drinkin' champagne on ice

In just another roll of the dice

High-rollers lay down your bets and

I'll raise 'em Well I know the odds ain't in my favor

Maybe I'm just a clown throwin' down Lookin' to come up busted

I'm a thief in the house of love

And I can't be trusted

Well I'll be makin' my heist In just another roll of the dice

Just another roll of the dice

Move on up

Come on seven

Roll me baby

In this fool's heaven.

 

(Bruce Springsteen/Roy Bittan)

 

Real World

 

Mister Trouble come walkin' this way
Year gone by feels like one long day
But I'm alive and I'm feelin' all right
Well I run that hard road outta heartbreak city
Built a roadside carnival out of hurt and self-pity
It was all wrong well now I'm moving on
 

Signor Problema vieni camminando
Un anno è passato come fosse una lunga giornata
Ma io sono vivo e mi sento a posto
Beh, ho seguito quella strada difficile che porta alla città del cuore spezzato
Ho fatto un carnevale del dolore e della autocommiserazione (3)
E 'stato tutto sbagliato, bene, ora sto ripartendo

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
It's just me and you and the love we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

Non c'è bisogno di suonare le campane della chiesa
Non c'è bisogno di bandiere spiegate
Siamo solo io e te e l'amore che stiamo portando
Nel mondo reale
Nel mondo reale

I built a shrine in my heart it wasn't pretty to see
Made out of fool's gold memory and tears cried
Now I'm headin' over the rise
I'm searchin' for one clear moment of love and truth
I still got a little faith
But what I need is some proof tonight
I'm lookin' for it in your eyes

Ho costruito un santuario nel mio cuore, non era abbastanza per vedere
Ho distinto i ricordi falsi e dorati dalle lacrime che ho pianto
Ora sto iniziando a risalire
Sono alla ricerca di un momento chiaro di amore e di verità
Ho ancora un po' di fede
Ma quello che mi serve è una prova di stasera
Sto cercandola dentro i tuoi occhi

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
Just me and you and the faith we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

Non c'è bisogno di suonare le campane della chiesa
Non c'è bisogno di bandiere spiegate
Siamo solo io e te e l'amore che stiamo portando
Nel mondo reale
Nel mondo reale

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
And when the morning comes baby I don't wanna hide
I'll stand right at your side with my arms open wide

Beh, stanotte voglio solo gridare
Sento che la mia anima sprofonda e affonda
In questo fiume nero di dubbio
Voglio solo alzarmi e camminare lungo il fiume
E quando arriva la mattina, tesoro, non voglio nascondermi
Io starò proprio al tuo fianco con le braccia spalancate

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
'Til the morning comes
I'll stand right by your side

Beh, stanotte voglio solo gridare
Sento che la mia anima sprofonda e affonda
In questo fiume nero di dubbio
Voglio solo alzarmi e camminare lungo il fiume
Sino a che non arriva la mattina
Io starò proprio al tuo fianco

I wanna find some answers I wanna ask for some help
I'm tired of running scared
Baby let's get our bags packed
We'll take it here to hell and heaven and back
And if love is hopeless hopeless at best
Come on put on your party dress it's ours tonight
And we're goin' with the tumblin' dice

Voglio trovare alcune risposte, voglio chiedere un po' di aiuto
Sono stanco di correre impaurito
Tesoro, prendiamo i nostri bagagli
Li porteremo sino all'inferno e paradiso e ritorno
E se l'amore è senza speranza, senza speranza nel migliore dei casi
Andiamo mettiti il tuo vestito da sera, la notte è nostra
Ce la giocheremo a dadi

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
It's just me and you and the hope we're bringing
Into the real world
Well into the real world
Oh into the real world.

Non c'è bisogno di suonare le campane della chiesa
Non c'è bisogno di bandiere spiegate
Siamo solo io e te e l'amore che stiamo portando
Nel mondo reale
Nel mondo reale
Nel mondo reale

 

(Bruce Springsteen / Roy Bittan)

 

All Or Nothin' at All

 

Said you'd give me just a little kiss
And you'd rock me for a little while
Well you'd slip me just a piece of it
Listen up little child
I Want it all or nothin' at all
I Want it all or nothin' at all

Hai detto che mi avresti dato solo un bacetto
E che mi avresti dato solo una piccola scossa
Beh, hai fatto scivolare dentro di me solo un pezzettino
Ascolta, bambina
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto

Said you'd take me for a little dance
If you had a little time on your hands
Well all I do is push and shove
Just to get a little piece of your love
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all

Hai detto che mi avresti preso solo per ballare un po'
Se avevi un po' di tempo da dedicarmi
Beh, non faccio altro che premere e spingere
Solo per ottenere un piccolo pezzo del tuo amore
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto

Well now I don't wanna be greedy
But when it comes to love there ain't no doubt
You just ain't gonna get what you want
With one foot in bed and one foot out
You got to give it all or nothin' at all
All or nothin' at all

Bene, ora, io non voglio essere avido
Ma quando si tratta di amore non c'è alcun dubbio
Tu devi far altro che ottenere quello che vuoi
Con un piede nel letto e un piede fuori
Devi dare tutto o niente del tutto
Tutto o niente del tutto

Now I only got a little time
So if you're gonna change your mind
Then shout out what you're thinkin' of
If what you're thinkin' of is love
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want to have it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want it all or nothin' at all
I want to give it all or nothin' at all.

Ora ho solo avuto un po' di tempo
Quindi, se hai intenzione di cambiare idea
Poi gridare cosa stai pensando
Se quello au cui stai pensando è amore
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio avere tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio tutto o niente del tutto
Voglio dare tutto o niente 'a tutti.

 

Man's Job

 

 

Well you can go out with him

Play with all of his toys

But takin' care of you darlin'

Ain't for one of the boys

Oh there's somethin' in your soul

That he's gonna rob

And lovin' you baby lovin' you darlin'

Lovin' you woman is a man's man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job baby

Lovin' you's a man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job baby

Lovin' you's a man's job

Well now his kisses may thrill

Those other girls that he likes

But when it comes to treatin'

A real woman right

Well of all of his tricks

No they won't be enough

'Cause lovin' you baby lovin' you woman

Lovin' you darlin' is a man's man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job baby

Lovin' you's a man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job baby

Lovin' you's a man's job

You're dancin' with him he's holding you tight

I'm standing here waitin' to catch your eye

Your hand's on his neck as the music sways

All my illusions slip away

Now if you're lookin' for a hero

Someone to save the day

Well darlin' my feet

They're made of clay

But I've got something in my soul

And I wanna give it up

But gettin' up the nerve

Gettin' up the nerve

Gettin' up the nerve is a man's man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job baby

Lovin' you's a man's job

Lovin' you's a man's job woman

Lovin' you's a man's job.

 

I Wish I Were Blind

  

I love to see the cottonwood blossom
In the early spring
I love to see the message of love
That the bluebird brings
But when I see you walkin' with him
Down along the strand
I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man
I love to see your hair shining
In the long summer's light
I love to watch the stars fill the sky
On a summer night
The music plays you take his hand
I watch how you touch him as you start to dance
And I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man
We struggle here but all our love's in vain
And these eyes that once filled me with your beauty
Now fill me with pain
And the light that once entered here
Is banished from me
And this darkness is all baby that my heart sees
And though the world is filled
With the grace and beauty of God's hand
Oh I wish I were blind
When I see you with your man.

 

The Long Goodbye

Il lungo addio

 

 

My soul went walkin' but I stayed here

La mia anima è uscita a passeggiare ma io sono rimasto qui

Feel like I been workin' for a thousand years

Mi sento come se avessi lavorato per mille anni

Chippin' away at this chain of my own lies

Come se fossi spezzato in questa catena delle mie stesse bugie

Climbin' a wall a hundred thousand miles high

Come se avessi scalato un muro alto mille miglia

Well I woke up this morning on the other side

Bene, stamattina mi sono svegliato dalla parte sbagliata

Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye

Si, si, questo è il lungo addio

Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

 

 

 

Same old faces it's the same old town

Vecchi visi, è la solita vecchia città

What once was laughs is draggin' me now

Quello che una volta mi faceva ridere ora mi annoia

Wailin' on rain hangin' on for love

Lamentarsi per la pioggia, aspettare l’amore

Words of forgiveness from some God above

Parole di assoluzione da qualche Dio sopra di noi

Ain't no words of mercy comin' from on high

Non arrivano parole di pietà dall’alto

Oh no just a long goodbye

Oh, no, solo un lungo addio

Yeah yeah just one long goodbye

Si, si, solo un lungo addio

 

 

Well I went to leave twenty years ago

Bene, ho deciso di andare via venti anni fa

Since then I guess I been packin' kinda slow

Da allora penso di aver fatto i bagagli un po’ lentamente

Sure did like that admirin' touch

 

Guess I like'd it a little too much

 

 

 

The moon is high and here I am

La luna è alta in cielo ed eccomi qua

Sittin' here with this hammer in hand

Seduto con questo martello in mano

One more drink oughta ease the pain

Un altro drink dovrebbe alleviare il dolore

Starin' at that last link in the chain

Guardando l’ultimo anello della catena

Well let's raise our glass and let this hammer fly

Bene, alziamo il bicchiere e facciamo volare questo martello

Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

Si, si, questo è il lungo addio

Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

Si, si, questo è il lungo addio

Kiss me baby and we're gonna fly

Baciami, tesoro, e noi prenderemo il volo

Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

Si, si, questo è il lungo addio

Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye

Si, si, questo è il lungo addio

Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

Ehi, si questo è il lungo addio

Kiss me baby 'cause we're gonna ride

Baciami, tesoro, perché noi prenderemo il volo

Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye

questo è il lungo addio

 

Real Man

 

Took my baby to a picture show

Found a seat in the back row

Sound came up lights went down

Rambo he was blowin' 'em down

I don't need no gun in my fist baby

All I need is your sweet kiss

To get me feelin' like a real man

Feelin' like a real man

Well you can beat on your chest

Hell any monkey can

But you got me feelin' like a real man

Oh feelin' like a real man

Me and my girl Saturday night

Late movie on channel five

The girls were droppin' they're droppin' like flies

To some smooth talkin' cool walkin' private eye

I ain't got no nerves of steel

But all I got to know is if your love is real

To get me feelin' like a real man

Oh feelin' like a real man

Well you can beat on your chest

Hell any monkey can

But you got me feelin' like a real man

Oh feelin' like a real man

I ain't no fighter that's easy to see

And as a lover I ain't goin' down in history

But when the lights go down and you pull me close

Well I look in your eyes and there's one thing I know

Baby I'll be tough enough

If I can find the guts to give you all my love

Then I'll be feelin' like a real man

Feelin' like a real man

Well you can beat on your chest

Hell any monkey can

You got me feelin' like a real man

Oh feelin' like a real man

Yeah I beem feelin' like a real man

Feelin' like a real man.

 

Pony Boy

 

Pony boy pony boy

Won't you be my pony boy

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa

My pony boy

Ride with me ride with me

Won't you take a ride with me

Underneath the starry sky

My pony boy

O'er the hills and through the trees

We'll go ridin' you and me

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-away

My pony boy

Down into the valley deep

'Neath the eaves we will sleep

Sky of dreams up above

My pony boy.

 

(Trad./Arr. Bruce Springsteen)

 

Note

   

(1)

L'espressione tipica in inglese è "Cross my heart, and hope to die", in italiano "Giuro sul mio cuore, potessi morire" oppure "Faccio una croce sul cuore".

(2)

L'espressione in inglese sarebbe "una fredda e difficile corsa".

(3)

Traduzione a senso, se qualcuno ne ha una migliore ci scriva.

 

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