Apr 27, 2008



Original by: Procol Harum - 1967

Procol Harum - Early 90's

Procol Harum - 2004

Retro by: Sarah Brightman

Retro by: Annie Lennox


The videoclip also available on youtube

Retro by: Elliot Yamin

Retro by: Sammy Hagar (Van Hallen)

Retro by: Liza veiga

Anyway... whiter shade of pale is one of my favorite song ever. Apparently, this was my grandpa's fave too... You see the connection here..? sengihnampakgigi

Love the music, love the lyric... (though the lyric is fucked up jelir and i found quite difficult to understand the exact meaning... but what the heck, i'm still loving it anyway!)
So, which version do like the most...?

We skipped the light fandango
turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
but the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
as the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
as the miller told his tale
that her face, at first just ghostly,
turned a whiter shade of pale

She said, 'There is no reason
and the truth is plain to see.'
But I wandered through my playing cards
and would not let her be
one of sixteen vestal virgins
who were leaving for the coast
and although my eyes were open
they might have just as well've been closed

She said, 'I'm home on shore leave,'
though in truth we were at sea
so I took her by the looking glass
and forced her to agree
saying, 'You must be the mermaid
who took Neptune for a ride.'
But she smiled at me so sadly
that my anger straightway died

If music be the food of love
then laughter is its queen
and likewise if behind is in front
then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
and attacked the ocean bed

2 lullabies from others:

Silvianty said...

Ndehhh kalo kata si Dajul lagu whiter sade of pale ini "LAGU PEMBUNUHAN" wakakakakak...heran aku kenapa dia bilang gitu...mungkin karena liriknya ndaleeemm banget dan selalu jadi fave song. Susah juga ngertiin liriknya apalagi ngapalin nya...paling paling yang sering dinyanyikan itu yang pas "turn a whiter sade of pale". Dulu aku nyanyiinnya dengan "turn a water shadow pay"....loak kali ya wakakakaka.

Miss de Saire said...

wakakaka "turn a water shadow pay"..emang mirip bgt sih ryhme-nya.. apalagi bahasa lagu ini tingkat tinggi dan vocab aneh2.. jadilah kita yg non native ini melakukan free tanslate (just like me, hihihi)