IS THIS A SERIOUS WORLD? (For Adults only)

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux? (Francis Cabrel)

Depuis le temps que je patiente
Dans cette chambre noire
J'entends qu'on s'amuse et qu'on chante
Au bout du couloir;
Quelqu'un a touché le verrou
Et j'ai plongé vers le grand jour
J'ai vu les fanfares, les barrières
Et les gens autour

Dans les premiers moments j'ai cru
Qu'il fallait seulement se défendre
Mais cette place est sans issue
Je commence à comprendre
Ils ont refermé derrière moi
Ils ont eu peur que je recule
Je vais bien finir par l'avoir
Cette danseuse ridicule…

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux?

Andalousie je me souviens
Les prairies bordées de cactus
Je ne vais pas trembler devant
Ce pantin, ce minus!
Je vais l'attrapper, lui et son chapeau
Les faire tourner comme un soleil
Ce soir la femme du torero
Dormira sur ses deux oreilles

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux?

J'en ai poursuivi des fantômes
Presque touché leurs ballerines
Ils ont frappé fort dans mon cou
Pour que je m'incline
Ils sortent d'où ces acrobates
Avec leurs costumes de papier?
J'ai jamais appris à me battre
Contres des poupées

Sentir le sable sous ma tête
C'est fou comme ça peut faire du bien
J'ai prié pour que tout s'arrête
Andalousie je me souviens
Je les entends rire comme je râle
Je les vois danser comme je succombe
Je ne pensais pas qu'on puisse autant
S'amuser autour d'une tombe

Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux?
Est-ce que ce monde est sérieux?…

Si, si hombre, hombre
Baila baila
Hay que bailar de nuevo
Y mataremos otros
Otras vidas, otros toros
Y mataremos otros
Venga, venga
Venga, venga a bailar
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IS THIS A SERIOUS WORLD? (song from Francis Cabrel)

I??ve chased a few ghosts
Almost got their pumps
They??ve struck deep into my neck
To make me bow down
Where do they get these acrobats
And their paper costumes?
I never learnt how to fight
Against puppets.
It??s amazing how good it feels
To sense the sand under me.
I prayed for everything to end
Andalusia I recall
I hear them laughing as I rage;
See them dancing as I fall.
Never thought they could have
So much fun around a grave


Is this a serious world?

Si, si hombre, hombre
Dance, dance
And dance again
And kill others
End other lives, other bulls
And kill others
Come, come
Come dance.

Song “La Corrida” [youtube.com]


All this time I’ve been waiting
In this black room
I hear people having fun and singing
At the end of the corridor

Someone unbolts the door
And I plunge into the full light of day
I see the brass bands, the barriers
And the people around

At first I thought
I only had to defend myself

But there’s no exit from this place
And I begin to understand:

They’ve locked it behind me.
They were frightened I’d back out
I’ll end up having
That dumb dancer…

Is this world serious?

Andalusia I remember
Grasslands lined with cactus…

I won’t tremble in front of
This puppet, this waste of space!

I’ll catch him, him and his hat
Make them turn like the sun.
Tonight, the matador’s wife
Will sleep untroubled

Is this world serious?

I’ve chased a few ghosts
Almost got their pumps

They’ve struck deep into my neck

To make me bow down….

Where do they get these acrobats
And their paper costumes?
I never learnt how to fight
Against puppets.

It’s amazing how good it feels
To sense the sand under me.
I prayed for everything to end…

(not better to enlarge!)

Andalusia I recall
I hear them laughing as I rage;
See them dancing as I fall.
Never thought they could have
So much fun around a grave

is this world serious?

Is this world serious?

Si, si hombre, hombre
Baila baila
Hay que bailar de nuevo
Y otros mataremos
Otras vidas, otros toros
Y otros mataremos

Y otros mataremos
Venga, venga
Venga, venga a bailar…

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    • # Christa

      This is a wonderful contribution to illustrate the endless stupidity and cruelty of mankind! Bravo Tomie. We have here in Portugal also bull fights, but not ending with the death of the bull. Nevertheless it's anyway bitter! They say, it's tradition. The old romans did this with lions and christians... it was a tratition, too.....

      2009.05.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Alex

      Très belle série même si je ne suis pas fan de la corrida. Tu as beaucoup évolué dans le travail de l'image. J'aime énormement la 10. La 3 me fait penser à un film!!

      2009.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Betty

      Oh, how sad...I couldn't even look at them all.. It's seems pretty sadistic that so many people get enjoyment at the expense of one of God's creatures!
      Your shots are excellent!!

      2009.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Livelovelaugh

      This is a very powerful post tomie. All the action and emotions of the fight are here to see and feel. You have documented it very well. The song is perfect to listen to and read while viewing your post. It's funny, we all agree that it is a barbaric sport, but, you have also shown how proud the bullfighter is after his victory. #10 and #16 are amazing. Very well done my friend. :)

      2009.05.09 Reply Cancel

    • # Brian

      I don't think I could go to a bullfight to take pictures. It's a shame this is still a sport.

      2009.05.09 Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      Je te félicite pour la technicité de ces images, mais je trouve le sujet répugnant.
      Congrats on your technical skill in capturing these, but I find the subject matter revolting.

      2009.05.09 Reply Cancel

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