David und Ronnie


Vor Urzeiten erlebte ich einmal den amerikanischen Schriftsteller David Sedaris bei einer Lesung, und an ihn musste ich denken, als ich diesen Song von Eric Taylor eben fand. Sedaris erzählte damals, dass er eine Weile in Paris lebte und dass es nicht einen Tag gab, wo er nicht im amerikanischen Kino saß und manchmal schaute er auch denselben Film mehrere Male hintereinander. So wurde in meinem Kopfkino aus David Ronnie, aus Ronnie David. Eric erzählt so wunderbare kleine Geschichten, manchmal verstehe ich sie nicht ganz, diese ist aber ist recht einfach, ich häng Euch die lyrics an. Das Besondere an Eric Taylor sind für mich aber ohnehin die Vibrations. Der zweite Song ist auch von Eric, interpretiert von Lyle Lovett.


Dollar Matinee (with Nanci Griffith)

Ronnie stood beneath the movie marquee
His memories all curled up inside
And he was trying to remember
Was it August or September
That he’d seen her for the last time

He heard that she’d become actress
Well, she always had the prettiest face
He stood with his hands
In his pockets and he waited
For the dollar matinee

Well, she’s bigger than life on the screen
And there’s a laugh from the balcony, good Lord
And the sun will burn you and blind you
When you step back into the street

Well, the theater smelled so familiar
Was a smoky old velvet delight
Yes, and he sat down front
Just like he’d always done
With his feet hanging out in the aisles

Well, he watched her with eyes disbelieving
Felt something like time on his brain
And he told himself
Don’t you remember it’s only
Just a part that she’s playing

Well, she stood by some window in Paris
And while the captions translated the scene
Now Ronnie stared back
At her body, and he breathed
“Christ, that’s the first time I’ve seen it!”

Behind him the people were leaving
And the buses, they were humming outside
But old Ronnie never went
To the movies unless
He could stay and see it twice


Enjoy your summer!


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