Black Urban Death

We’re so close
And the shell’s so thin
But the splitting and the grinding
Keeps us whipping up the grin

From across the shining street
There’s a perfect line of stares
Filled with winding steps of faith
And a blinding gaze of doubt

It’s so clear
The breaking, stopping sound
The impossible distraction
The accelerating ground

Listening to the hill
I heard the wind was good
To men and women still
The difference was unloud

I really never thought
To begin again
A living left unsaid
And a dying to be told

It’s so clear
The breaking, stopping sound
The impossible distraction
The accelerating ground

The Wanderer

Song by U2 from album Zooropa

I went out walking
Through streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul

I went out walking
Under an atomic sky
Where the ground won’t turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

I went drifting
Through the capitals of tin
Where men can’t walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in

I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don’t want God in it

I went out riding
Down that old eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name

I went with nothing
But the thought you’d be there too
Looking for you

I went out there
In search of experience
To taste and to touch
And to feel as much
As a man can
Before he repents

I went out searching
Looking for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who would sit at his father’s right hand

I went out walking
With a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one

Now Jesus, don’t you wait up
Jesus, I’ll be home soon
Yeah I went out for the papers
Told her I’d be back by noon

Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you’d be there too
Looking for you

Eva Neimanta

Text från musikstycke för programmet Kultur- och medieproduktion på Malmö Högskola. Vi fick i uppgift att presentera en annan klasskamrats livshistoria. Jag valde skriva en sorts operaliknande första akt av studenten Eva Neimantas liv.

NEW DAWN
(by Fredrik Lindgren; vocals Anna Aronica Lindgren)ACT ONE
”Introduction of Neimanta”This girl was born and held
to the year of a supernova
In the sky of Leipaja
of the earth of Latvia

In a decade of age
or a decade of thought
She left her loved Eden
for a journey abroad

She taught and read and sang — for reason
She quickly learned the land — of Sweden
(in feelings she found her way)

In the Crown of Carl
she began to master arts
Cultural philosophies
new age digital crafts

A new dawning will glow
in skrapers of Malmoe
Hope and dream, the city mantra
perfect place for Eva Neimanta

She taught and read and sang — for reason
She ’s walked the crooked land — of Sweden
(in feelings she found her way)