Thank you for the music: R.I.P. David Crosby (1941-2023)

In 2021 verscheen het laatste en alom bejubelde album van muzieklegende David Crosby ‘For Free’. Vandaag is een gepast moment om hier de tekst van ‘I won’t stay for long’ te plaatsen:

I’m standing on the porch

Like it’s the edge of a cliff

Beyond the grass and gravel lies a certain abyss

And I don’t think I will try it today

I’m facing a squall line of a thousand-year storm

I don’t know if I’m dying or about to be born

But I’d like to be with you today

Yes, I’d like to be with you today

And I won’t stay for long

I’ve got a place of my own

A little slice

There’s a sliver of air between the water and the ice

It’s where I live, where I breathe

An abandoned song

It echoes through this well I’ve fallen in

If I could just remember the smell of your skin

Then I could live, I could breathe

I could breathe

I’m asking perfect strangers if I look to be alright

I feel like I lost an anchor in the ocean of my night

And I don’t want you to see me this way

I won’t tell a soul

I’ll only worship the sun

I won’t turn around to find you when the moment is done

I just need to be close today

I need to be with you today

And I won’t stay for long

I’ve got a place of my own

A little slice

There’s a sliver of air between the water and the ice

It’s where I live, where I breathe

An abandoned song

It echoes through this well I’ve fallen in

If I could just hold onto the smell of your skin

I could live, I could breathe

I could breathe

Bob Dylan op Twitter over David Crosby:

“Crosby was a colorful and unpredictable character, wore a Mandrake the Magician cape, didn’t get along with too many people and had a beautiful voice — an architect of harmony. He could freak out a whole city block all by himself. I liked him a lot.”

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