Indochina, Capa (ref. Frank Capa)salta del jeep, a dos pies se arrastra por la carretera...

Indochina, Capa jumps Jeep, two feet creep up the road
To photo, to record meat lumps and war,
They advance as does his chance – very yellow white flash.
A violent wrench grips mass, rips light, tears limbs like rags,
Burst so high finally Capa lands,
Mine is a watery pit. Painless with immense distance
From medic from colleague, friend, enemy, foe, him five yards from his leg,
From you Taro.

Do not spray into eyes – I have sprayed you into my eyes.
3:10 pm, Capa pends death, quivers, last rattles, last chokes
All colours and cares glaze to grey, shrivelled and stricken to dots,
Left hand grasps what the body grasps not – le photographe est mort.
3.1415, alive no longer my amour, faded for home May of ‘54
Doors open like arms my love, Painless with a great closeness
To Capa, to Capa Capa dark after nothing, re-united with his leg and with you, Taro.
Do not spray into eyes – I have sprayed you into my eyes.
Hey Taro!

Lyrics submitted by shemovesshe

"Taro" as written by Augustus Figaro Niso Unger-hamilton, Thomas Stuart Green, Joe Jerome Newman, Gwilym David Dylan Sainsbury

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +27
    General Comment:Gerda Taro was a war photojournalist in the late 40's/early 50's. She died in her line of work when a tank collided into the side of a car she was riding on. The other important name in this song was Gerda's romantic interest, and colleague, Robert Capa. During the First Indochina War, Capa retreated from his Jeep in a hostile war zone to take pictures. He stepped on a landmine however, which blew apart his left leg. He was taken to a medical station where he died with his camera in his hand.
    Shmuleon July 16, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General Comment:My favourite on the album. "I have sprayed you into my eyes" gets me every time.
    mooatron June 11, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Memory:Taro was a war photojournalists like Shmule said, however...a bit incorrect in the information. She died in July 1937 in a car crash while covering war in Spain.

    Capa did die May 1954 after losing his leg in a land mine. However, the addition of "camera in his hand" is false.

    Beautiful song about to lovers that did AMAZING work, especially Capa.
    noname3on May 23, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song is just incredible, lyrically and musically. I especially love the chorus instrumentals... just beautiful.

    The comments here have really improved my understanding of this song, but there is still a question that I cannot seem to answer for myself: What is the significance of the first 5 digits of Pi in this song? (3.1415) I can't seem to fit that in properly with the rest of the piece, and it's really bugging me. If anyone reading this has some ideas, I would be delighted to hear them!

    Thanks to everyone here for always making my music listening a deeper and more complete experience. Cheers!
    nebulousapathyon June 24, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:What is the instrument played during the drums?
    Guesserbeeon January 22, 2013   Link

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