Τετάρτη, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2008

Το τρένο του Θεού και του Διαβόλου

Ο Θεός και ο Διάβολος σε έναν παιχνίδι πόκερ, στοιχηματίζουν για τις ψυχές των ανθρώπων... Ποιος λέτε να κερδίσει;

Κι όλα αυτά συμβαίνουν πάνω στο Ισπανικό Τρένο



Spanish Train - Chris de Burgh

There's a Spanish Train that runs between Quadalquivir and Old Saville
and at dead of night the whisle blows and people hear it's running still...

And then they hush their children back to sleep,
lock their doors, upstairs they creep
for it is said that the souls of the dead fill that train
Ten thousan deep!!

Well, a railwayman lay dying with his people by his side
his family were crying, knelt in prayer before he died
But above his head, just awaiting for the dead, was the Devil with a twinkle in his eye
"Welll, God's not around and look what I've found - this one's MINE!!"

Just then the Lord himself appeared, in a blinding flash of light,
and shouted at the Devil "Get thee hence to endless night!!"
but the Devil just grinned and said "I may have sinned but there's no need to push me around.
I got him first, so you can do your worst - He's going underground!!"

"But I think I'll give you one more chance" said the Devil with a smile
"So throw away that stupid lance, it's really not your style.
Joker is the name, Poker is the game. We'll play right here on this bed.
And then we'll bet for the biggest stakes yet, the souls of the dead!!"

And I said "Look out, Lord, he's going to win
the sun is down and the night is riding in.
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line.
Oh Lord, he's going to win..."

Well, the railwayman he cut the cards
and he dealt them each a hand of five
and for the Lord he was praying hard or that train he'd have to drive

Well, the Devil he had three aces and a king
and the Lord he was running for a straight.
He had the queen and the knave and nine and ten of spades -
all he needed was the eight...

And the Lord he called for one more card, but he drew the diamond eight
and the Devil said to the son of God "I believe you've got it straight.
So deal me one for the time has come to see who'll be the king of this place"
But as he spoke, from beneath his cloak, he slipped another ace!

Ten thousand souls was the opening bid and it soon went up to fifty-nine
but the Lord didn't see what the Devil did and he said "That suits me fine.
I'll raise you high to a hundred and five and forever put an end to your sins"
But the Devil let out a mighty shout "MY HAND WINS!"

And I said "Lord, oh Lord, you let him win
the sun is down and the night is riding in.
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line.
Oh Lord, don't let him win"

Well, that Spanish Train still runs between Quadalquivir and Old Saville
and at dead of night the whisle blows and people fear she's running still...
And far away, in some recess the Lord and the Devil are now playing chess
The Devil still cheats and wins more souls
and as for the Lord, well, he's just doing his best...

And I said "Lord, oh Lord, you've got to win
the sun is down and the night is riding in.
That train is still on time, oh, my soul is on the line
Oh Lord, you've got to win..."


Προσωπική μου άποψη, χρειάζεται μια μικρή αλλαγή σε έναν από τους τελευταίους στίχους:

"The Devil still cheats and wins more souls
and as for the Lord, well, he's just doing the bets..."

Έτσι πιστεύω φίλοι μου, μόνο τα στοιχήματα βάζει ο καλός θεούλης...


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