After Edith Piaf’s original version, this is the GREATEST version of La Vie En Rose I have ever heard!

 

La Vie En Rose

 

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous le jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C’est lui pour moi
Moi pour lui
Dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi, mon coeur qui bat
When he takes me in his arms
And whispers love to me
Everything’s lovely
It’s him for me and me for him
All our lives
And it’s so real what I feel
This is why
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi, mon coeur qui bat
La vie
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
Ohh, la vie
La vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
Je t’aime voir toujours

Eu, nos anos 80, cantava, Menino Veneno. Sou gay, então, por que não?

Menina Veneno, foi lançado em 14 de fevereiro de 1983.

Este video é de 2009(?)

 

Meia noite no meu quarto
Ela vai subir
Ouço passos na escada
Vejo a porta abrir
Um abajur cor de carne
Um lençol azul
Cortinas de seda
O seu corpo nu

Menina veneno
O mundo é pequeno
Demais pra nós dois
Em toda cama que eu durmo
Só dá você, só dá você
Só dá você!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Seus olhos verdes
No espelho
Brilham para mim
Seu corpo inteiro
É um prazer
Do princípio ao sim

Sozinho no meu quarto
Eu acordo sem você
Fico falando pras paredes
Até anoitecer

Menina veneno
Você tem um jeito
Sereno de ser
E toda noite
No meu quarto
Vem me entorpecer
Me entorpecer!
Me entorpecer!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Menina veneno
O mundo é pequeno
Demais pra nós dois
Em toda cama que eu durmo
Só dá você, só dá você
Só dá você!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Meia noite no meu quarto
Ela vai surgir
Eu ouço passos na escada
Eu vejo a porta abrir

Você vem não sei de onde
Eu sei, vem me amar
Eu nem sei qual o seu nome
Mas nem preciso chamar

Menina veneno
Você tem um jeito
Sereno de ser
E toda noite
No meu quarto
Vem me entorpecer
Me entorpecer!
Me entorpecer!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Menina veneno
Menina veneno
Yeh! Yeh!
Menina veneno
Menina veneno
Yeh! Yeh!

What would you do to gain access to knowledge prohibited by the few who control everything. 

What sacrifices would you make, to find the answers to your deeper questions about life? 

How far would you go? 

Where would you go? 

What would you do?

If you can’t answer these questions, what are you doing?

Are you serious about your life?

The film, Yentl, is was made before its time. 

It is a glimpse into the future of possibilities never, ever considered in former times. 

Now, it is being questioned and examined and new ways of thinking and being are emerging into the light as never before.

What changes will we see to the world we know in years ahead?

Will humanity even be here in the next century?

And beyond?

Watch the preview here:

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A Piece Of Sky

Tell me where
Where is it written
What is it I meant to be?
That I can’t dare…
It all began the day I found..
That from my window I could only see
A piece of sky.
I stepped outside and looked around.
I never dreamed it was so wide
Or even half as high.
The time had come
(Papa, can you hear me?)
To try my wings
(Papa, are you near me?)
And even thought it seemed at any moment I could fall,
I felt the most,
(Papa, can you see me?)
Amazing things,
(Can you understand me?)
The things you can’t imagine
if you’ve never flown at all.
Though it’s safer to stay on the ground,
Sometimes where danger lies
There the sweetest of pleasures are found.
No matter where I go,
There’ll be memories that tug at my sleeve,
But there will also be
More to question, yet more to believe..
Oh tell me where?
Where is the someone who will turn and look at me?
And want to share
My ev’ry sweet-imagined possibility?
The more I live – the more I learn.
The more I learn – the more I realize
The less I know.
Each step I take –
(Papa, I’ve a voice now!) Each page I turn –
(Papa, I’ve a choice now!) Each mile I travel only means
The more I have to go.
What’s wrong with wanting more?
If you can fly – then soar!
With all there is – why settle for
just a piece of sky?
Papa, I can hear you…
Papa, I can see you…
Papa, I can feel you…
Papa, watch me fly!

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Papa, Can You Hear Me

PRAYER

Oh God-our heavenly Father.
Oh, God-and my father
Who is also in heaven.
May the light of this
Flickering candle
Illuminate the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul.
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Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?
Looking at the skies I seem to see
A million eyes which ones are yours?
Where are you now that yesterday
Has waved goodbye
And closed its doors?
The night is so much darker;
The wind is so much colder;
The world I see is so much bigger
Now that I’m alone.
Papa, please forgive me.
Try to understand me;
Papa, don’t you know I had no choice?
Can you hear me praying,
Anything I’m saying
Even though the night is filled with voices?
I remember everything you taught me
Every book I’ve ever read…
Can all the words in all the books
Help me to face what lies ahead?
The trees are so much taller
And I feel so much smaller;
The moon is twice as lonely
And the stars are half as bright…
Papa, how I love you…
Papa, how I need you.
Papa, how I miss you
Kissing me good night…

Watch the full movie, Yentl, here:
http://www.alluc.ee/l/Yentl-1983-EXTENDED-720p-BRRip-X264-AC3-PLAYNOW-mkv/yw8n7cgh

 Full details about the movie here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yentl_(film)

To a musical genius gone too soon and left so much undone.  He will be missed.

“Twilight”

Haven’t laughed this hard in a long time
I better stop now before I start crying
Go off to sleep in the sunshine
I don’t want to see the day when it’s dying
She’s a sight to see
She’s good to me
I’m already somebody’s baby
She’s a pretty thing
She knows everything
But I’m already somebody’s baby
You don’t deserve to be lonely
But those drugs you’ve got won’t make you feel better
Pretty soon you’ll find it’s the only
Little part of your life you’re keeping together
I’m nice to you
I could make it through
But you’re already somebody’s baby
I could make you smile
If you stayed a while
But how long will you stay with me, baby?
                                 ~
Because your candle burns too bright
Well I almost forgot it was twilight
Even if I think that you are right
Well I’m tired of being down, I got no fight
You’re wonderful
And it’s beautiful
I’m already somebody’s baby
And if I went with you
I’d disappoint you too
Well I’m already somebody’s baby
Already somebody’s baby

 

 

Words are too poor to describe the absolutely beautiful and exquisite rendition
of Mona Lisa as sung by Nat King Cole.  Thanks Mr. Cole!  You’re the greatest!

Mona Lisa

 

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa
Men have named you
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely
They have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

[Instrumental Interlude]

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

— sung by Nat King Cole

 

Here is a video of Nat King Cole singing Mona Lisa.  Although not as nicely recorded as
the above rendition it still requires a look at it to see Mr. Cole as he was in real life. 
Mr. Cole we will always miss you and your voice. Incredible!