CONDIVIDI

Un avvenimento shock che ha causato lo sgomento di chi, grazie a Robin Williams, aveva riso, pianto e amato. Per l’attore statunitense, che si è tolto la vita tre giorni fa, all’età di 63 anni, arriva anche una canzone-tributo, scritta ed interpretata dal cantautore sperimentale Joseph Arthur.

Il brano è un commovente omaggio a Williams, in cui Arthur mette insieme i ricordi che l’intera carriera del premio Oscar gli ha suscitato e il suo pensiero a proposito di quel male silenzioso che ha divorato la voglia di vivere dell’interprete di Will Hunting e L’Attimo fuggente.

Questo invece il testo di Robin.

You started out on Ork

A cosmic jet fueled dork

And I would love it when you

Visited us on happy days

Only you could know

The witness of your show

A brain made up of sadness

And electric rays

Good morning Vietnam

Must’ve been your truest song

For in you was a war you’d always wage

The hunting of good will

The laughs would never fill

Your hunger for the dream

To turn the page

Oh Robin you flew

And now robin you fly

To places we can’t see or yet conceive

The joy that you gave

We know now was brave

To be free and yet

remain still a slave

The fisher king was you

Those of us never knew

That your demons hadn’t yet been tamed

You hid in the storm

Of laughter so warm

Hard to see that the source

Was still maimed

Awakenings will come

But the sadness goes on

And age will come down on us all

The dead poets you loved

Wrote of it as they shoved

Light into the darkness of the fall

Oh Robin you flew

And now robin you fly

To places we can’t see or yet conceive

The joy that you gave

We know now was brave

To be free and yet remain

still a slave

RISPONDI

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