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  • (Applause)

  • It's really quite an honor to be here tonight,

  • and I'm really glad that I stayed here and listened

  • because I've really been inspired.

  • And I'm going to play some songs for you tonight

  • that are, literally, world premieres.

  • I've been working on my new record

  • and I've never played these songs for anybody

  • except the microphone.

  • This is a song that I wrote

  • about the meaning of technology,

  • which goes perfectly with this gathering.

  • I started thinking about -- when I was in college,

  • especially as a blind person,

  • doing a research paper was a major undertaking.

  • You had to go to the library,

  • see if you could get them to find the books for you,

  • you know, footnotes and all that.

  • Now you can just go on Google. Just look it up.

  • I wish I had that when I was in college.

  • Anyway, this is a song about:

  • we have all this, but what are we going to do with it?

  • It's called "All the Answers."

  • What is the weather in Cincinnati? ♫

  • What is the time in Tokyo? ♫

  • Who is this little child's daddy? ♫

  • And who the hell needs to know? ♫

  • Why do memories of you linger

  • when I'm trying to reach my goal? ♫

  • And why must I move my fingers

  • to the music in my soul? ♫

  • ♫ I don't know. ♫

  • ♫ I don't have to know. ♫

  • ♫ 'Cause here I go ... ♫

  • and I got all the answers

  • right here in my hand. ♫

  • And I got all the answers

  • and I don't have to understand

  • ♫ 'cause I got all the answers. ♫

  • Think I'll rummage through the century

  • while I listen to the sea. ♫

  • Oh, it's good to be so free, ♫

  • so free. ♫

  • Who was mayor of Chicago

  • back in 1964? ♫

  • And why did Shakespeare create Iago

  • to tear apart a love so pure? ♫

  • How can my dreams be so vivid

  • in a psychosonic way? ♫

  • Why must I become so livid

  • about the news I hear today? ♫

  • ♫ I don't know. ♫

  • ♫ I don't have to know. ♫

  • And here I go ... ♫

  • ♫ 'cause I got all the answers

  • right here in my hand. ♫

  • And I got all the answers. ♫

  • See, I don't have to understand

  • ♫ 'cause I got all the answers. ♫

  • ♫ I think I'll browse on through

  • the tabloid news

  • while I sip my tea. ♫

  • Mm, it's good to be so free. ♫

  • (Trumpet sounds)

  • ♫ I never ever have to be alone. ♫

  • ♫ I can do it all right here in my home. ♫

  • Yeah, mm-hmm ... ♫

  • Everything that's ever been known, ♫

  • ♫ I can punch it up right here on my phone. ♫

  • Freedom train, coming soon

  • right here in my living room

  • from Baton Rouge to Saskatoon

  • and all points in between. ♫

  • ♫ 'Cause I got all the answers

  • right here on my screen. ♫

  • And I got all the answers, yeah. ♫

  • ♫ I got every book and magazine. ♫

  • ♫ I got all, I got all, I got all ... ♫

  • ♫ I got all the answers, ♫

  • all the answers, oh yeah. ♫

  • Uh-huh ... ♫

  • But I tell you what I'm going to do: ♫

  • ♫ I'm going to find the capitol of Peru

  • or the latitude of Kathmandu. ♫

  • ♫ I'm gonna Google it

  • ♫ 'cause everybody's doing it. ♫

  • And then I'll rummage through the century. ♫

  • ♫ I got all, I got all, I got all ... ♫

  • ♫ I got all the answers. ♫

  • Yeah, yeah

  • ♫ I got all the answers. ♫

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Whew! It's a miracle I didn't make any mistakes on that song.

  • That's the first time I've ever played it.

  • (Applause)

  • It's a "feel the fear and do it anyway" kind of thing.

  • This next song is a song

  • that started out as a dream -- a childhood dream.

  • It was one of the titles

  • that I was sort of thinking about calling my record,

  • except there's a couple of problems.

  • One thing is, it's unpronounceable.

  • And it's a made-up word.

  • It's called "Tembererana."

  • And the song is based on

  • what I think was my first

  • childhood attempts

  • to think about invisible forces.

  • So "tembererana" was these dreams,

  • in which I would be running away

  • from bad feelings -- is the only way I can put it.

  • So this is called "Tembererana."

  • It's based on an Argentinian rhythm

  • called "carnivalito."

  • ♫ A dream within a dream, ♫

  • ♫ a world within a world, ♫

  • the sound of a primal scream

  • travels out across the land. ♫

  • Images flickering, ♫

  • the sound of the war machine, ♫

  • ♫ a procession of limousines

  • travels slowly across the land. ♫

  • Another child could use a hand. ♫

  • Reaching out from within

  • tembererana, hey, tembererana ... ♫

  • Annihilation moves. ♫

  • The earth is an open tomb. ♫

  • The sound of the final boom

  • rumbles fiercely across the land. ♫

  • Fear, you're the enemy. ♫

  • Obliterating all but thee. ♫

  • You see what you want to see. ♫

  • Before I'm blinded, I will toast

  • the shade of power that I love most, ♫

  • the power of creation. ♫

  • Tembererana, hey, tembererana ... ♫

  • Da, da, da, da

  • Da, da, da, da, da, da, da

  • As a child, alone and afraid, ♫

  • escaping the impressions every feeling made, ♫

  • ♫ I would run, run away

  • into a world where the good was the aim of the game

  • and the sum of invisible power

  • had a name. ♫

  • It's the same name. ♫

  • Tembererana, hey, tembererana ... ♫

  • Da, da, da, da, da, da, da

  • Tembere, tembere, tembere, tembererana

  • Tembere, tembere, tembere, tembererana, hey

  • Tembererana, hey

  • Tembererana ... ♫

  • (Applause)

(Applause)

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【TED】Raul Midon: "Tembererana" (Raul Midon: "All the Answers" and "Tembererana")

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    Zenn posted on 2018/01/15
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