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    Johnny Cash - The Mercy seat - 2000

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    "The Mercy Seat", extrait de l'album AMERICAN III : Solitary Man

    Je dois ici confesser une chose terrible pour certains de mes proches...Johnny Cash est mon idole numéro un. (Et oui Maman, ne pleure pas, ce n’est pas Daniel Guichard)

    Pour tenter, s'il en est besoin, de vous convaincre de me rejoindre dans la Cash mania, je vous propose ici la reprise que Mister cash a faite de l'un des plus grands titres de Nick Cave, autre idole de mon petit panthéon personnel.

    Une excellente version de ce titre interprété par son auteur est également visible, grâce à Fredmarou, ici :
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9cpm_nick-cavethe-mercy-seat

    "It all began when they come took me from my home
    And put me on Death Row,
    a crime for which I am totally innocent, you know.

    I began to warm and chill
    To objects and their fields,
    A ragged cup, a twisted mop
    The face of Jesus in my soup
    Those sinister dinner deals
    The meal trolley's wicked wheels
    A hooked bone rising from my food
    All things either good or ungood.

    And the mercy seat is waiting
    And I think my head is burning
    And in a way I'm yearning
    To be done with all this weighing of the truth.
    An eye for an eye
    And a tooth for a tooth
    And anyway I told the truth
    And I'm not afraid to die.

    I hear stories from the chamber
    Christ was born into a manger
    And like some ragged stranger
    He died upon the cross
    Might I say, it seems so fitting in its way
    He was a carpenter by trade
    Or at least that's what I'm told

    My kill-hand's
    tatooed E.V.I.L. across it's brother's fist
    That filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist.

    In Heaven His throne is made of gold
    The ark of his Testament is stowed
    A throne from which I'm told
    All history does unfold.
    It's made of wood and wire
    And my body is on fire
    And God is never far away.

    Into the mercy seat I climb
    My head is shaved, my head is wired
    And like a moth that tries
    To enter the bright eye
    I go shuffling out of life
    Just to hide in death awhile
    And anyway I never lied.

    And the mercy seat is waiting
    And I think my head is burning
    And in a way I'm yearning
    To be done with all this weighing of the truth.
    An eye for an eye
    And a tooth for a tooth
    And anyway I told the truth
    And I'm not afraid to die.

    And the mercy seat is burning
    And I think my head is glowing
    And in a way I'm hoping
    To be done with all this twisting of the truth.
    An eye for an eye
    And a tooth for a tooth
    And anyway there was no proof
    And I'm not afraid to die.

    And the mercy seat is glowing
    And I think my head is smoking
    And in a way I'm hoping
    To be done with all these looks of disbelief.
    A life for a life
    And a truth for a truth
    And I've got nothing left to lose
    And I'm not afraid to die.

    And the mercy seat is smoking
    And I think my head is melting
    And in a way that's helping
    To be done with all this twisting of the truth
    An eye for an eye
    And a tooth for a tooth
    And anyway I told the truth
    But I'm afraid I told a lie."