Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Downtown

Ann Bartow, a faithful reader of Jurisdynamics, a super genius, and a dear friend, reminds me that Petula Clark's 1964 classic, Downtown, makes you smile whenever it's played. And so here it is:


For lyrics and other versions of this song, click here.This German-language version of Downtown is a ton of fun as well. Lyrics in English and German follow, courtesy of Lostpedia. Keine Zweifel — die Fernsehserie Lost wird auch in Deutschland sowie in den Vereinigten Staaten sehr viel beliebt. Sei wieder froh . . . .


English versionDeutsche Variante
When you're alone and
life is making you lonely
you can always go
Downtown
When you've got worries
all the noise and the hurry
seems to help, I know
Downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty

How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
so go Downtown
Things will be great when you're
Downtown
No finer place for sure
Downtown
Everything's waiting for you
Downtown, Downtown

Don't hang around
and let your problems surround you
there are movie shows
Downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to where they never close
Downtown
Just listen to the rhythm
of a gentle Bossa Nova
You'll be dancing with 'em too
before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles,
forget all your cares
so go Downtown
Where all the lights are bright
Downtown
Waiting for you tonight
Downtown
You're gonna be all right now
Downtown, Downtown

And you may find somebody kind
to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you
and needs a a gentle hand to
guide them along

So maybe I'll see you there
We can forget all our troubles,
forget all our cares
so go Downtown
Things will be great when you're
Downtown
Don't wait a minute more
Downtown
Everything's waiting for you
Downtown, Downtown
Bist du allein, von allen Freunden verlassen
Dann geh' in die Stadt
Downtown
Da wo das Leben über allen den Straßen
Soviel' Lichter hat
Downtown

Vergiß im bunten Neonschein die Stunden deiner Sorgen
Und hör die Großstadtmelodie bis in den frühen Morgen
Sei wieder froh

Da ist alles für dich da
Da wirst du Dinge erleben, die sind wunderbar
Come on

Downtown — soviele Lichter, oh
Downtown — soviel' Gesichter, oh
Downtown — sie alle laden dich ein

Bist du allein, weil keine Blicke dich grüßen
Dann geh' in die Stadt
Downtown
Bist du allein, weil keine Lippen dich küssen
Dann geh' in die Stadt
Downtown

Vergiß im bunten Neonschein die Stunden deiner Sorgen
Und hör die Großstadtmelodie bis in den frühen Morgen
Sei wieder froh

Da ist alles für dich da
Da wirst du Dinge erleben, die sind wunderbar
Come on

Downtown — soviele Lichter, oh
Downtown — soviel' Gesichter, oh
Downtown — sie alle laden dich ein

(Downtown, Downtown, Downtown)

(Downtown)

(Downtown)

Schau dich nur um, sieh ringsherum den Tanz der Leuchtreklamen
Die Kinos und die Bars mit den geheimnisvollen Namen
Und irgendwo
Wirst du vielleicht mich dort seh'n
Wenn wir uns beide begegnen, das wäre schön
Come on

Downtown — wenn wir uns beide seh'n
Downtown — durch all' die Straßen geh'n
Downtown — das wäre wunderschön

Downtown, Downtown . . . .


And here are two other video options, plus an .mp3 audio file of Downtown:

Petula Clark's original
Emma Burton's 2006 cover
Just the song, please

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being called "a dear friend" is nice. Being called a "super genius" - priceless. Just sayin'.

--Ann

1/30/2008 10:23 PM  
Blogger Jim Chen said...

Ann, dear friend that you are, I've added "super genius" to your description.

1/31/2008 12:16 AM  

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