Allan Taylor The Beat Hotel歌词


Paris nineteen fifty-six, number nine rue Git le Coeur
  Word is out and everybody's beating on the door
  Madame Rachou will let you in, just smile and ring the bell
  Welcome to Nirvana at the Beat hotel
  
  The sweet smell of Pernod, a Gauloise cigarette
  It's a cosmic congregation but you ain't seen nothing yet
  It's an open invitation, an existential clientele
  All looking for Nirvana at the Beat hotel
  
  They looked for it in New York City and San Francisco Bay
  They looked for in bebop jazz and it blew them all away
  They tried out every avenue and then said "What the hell,
  We'll look for it in Paris at the Beat hotel"
  
  Burroughs came up from Tangiers, Ginsberg from New York
  Kerouac came up from Italy and slept out in the park
  Gregory Corso came and went and where he's at no one can tell
  He's still looking for Nirvana at the Beat hotel
  
  This ragged band of poets, Christians, Buddhists, Jews
  A new Beat generation searching for the Muse
  Some found it in the arms of a mystic mademoiselle
  Looking for Nirvana at the Beat hotel
  
  The rooms count up to forty-one, but you can sleep out in the hall
  For a few centimes you can get a drink and write your poems on the wall
  And the marijuana mixes with the Tukish toilet smell
  It's all part of Nirvana at the Beat hotel
  
  Alex Campbell strums an old guitar someone picked up in Spain
  Ginsberg's howling poetry and Kerouac's drunk again
  The rent is overdue there must be something they can sell
  Maybe they can sell Nirvana at the Beat Hotel
  
  Someone's taking photographs, Janine takes off her clothes
  Marlene's meditating and concentrating on her toes
  Jasmine hides in room sixteen and curls up in her shell
  She's communing with Nirvana at the Beat Hotel
  
  They did it for the journey and not for getting there
  Fame is in a whisper when you pay the taxi fare
  It's just this side of Heaven and a long, long way from Hell
  It's somewhere in Nirvana at the Beat Hotel
  
  Nothing lasts forever, and forever's in a rhyme
  It's a Buddha-like connection and everybody has their time
  If you want to drink the water you've got to dig into the well
  Maybe then you'll find Nirvana at the Beat Hotel
  
  It was over by nineteen sixty-three and everyone had gone
  But they'd opened up the road and the revolution was getting won
  When the poems were painted over and they rang the final bell
  It was goodbye to Nirvana at the Beat Hotel
  
  The myth is stronger than the truth, and truth can sometimes lie
  To see it all for what it was you need an uncorrupted eye
  Was the journey worth it, only time will tell
  Still looking for Nirvana, at the Beat Hotel
  
  Chorus:
  Take me to your leader, take me to the man
  Someone has got the answer, someone's got the perfect plan
  If you're looking in the alleys, if you're looking in the bars
  You'll find us in the gutter, looking at the stars

  • 专辑:Hotels & Dreamers
  • 歌手:Allan Taylor
  • 歌曲:The Beat Hotel

Allan Taylor The Beat Hotel歌词

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