a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Logic Versus Emotion

Original version (4:32)

I stood upon the listed bridgeI stood upon the listed bridge
Dividing different images.Dividing different images.

Logic versus emotion -
A mountain stream versus the ocean.
Will we ever learn?Will we ever learn?
Logic versus emotion -
Politicians carry the motion.
Will we ever learn?Will we ever learn?

I’ll take you upstream,
Up to my origin.
My water pure as glass,Will we ever learn?
My beauty everlasting.
I was here before you,
A million years before you,A million years before you,
I can only warn you
I’ll be here when you’re gone.

“Leave my house alone!Leave them alone
I won’t leave my home!”I love my home
Said the old lady,
Kneeling by the river-bank, crying.
“Leave our valley alone!Leave them alone
You’re destroying our home!”I want my home
Chorused the creatures,
Watching as their paradise disappeared.

I stood upon the listed bridgeI stood upon the listed bridge
Dividing different images.Dividing different images.

I’ll take you downstream,
Down where they turn me green.
I suffer the indignity
Of administering your poisons to the sea -
The impurity
Of maturity.
Teach them all
The appreciation of beauty!

“Leave my house alone!Leave them alone
I won’t leave my home!”I love my home
Said the old lady,
Kneeling by the river-bank, crying.
“Leave our valley alone!Leave them alone
You’re destroying our home!”I want my home
Chorused the creatures,
Watching as their paradise disappeared
Under the water.

I stood upon the listed bridgeI stood upon the listed bridge
Dividing different images.Dividing different images.

Logic versus emotion -
A mountain stream feeding an ocean.
Politicians go through the motions
Displaying such a depth of devotion.
Logic versus emotion
Seems to be a lot of confusion.
There is no forgone conclusion.
There is no simple solution.
The answer lies in your emotions. The answer lies in your emotions.
The answer lies in your emotions. The answer lies in your emotions.
Let them speak to you!