Typical Situation é baseada no poema “Prayer In The Pentagon”, escrito por Robert Dederick.

Esse poema pode ser encontrado no livro “The Quest And Other Poems” publicado em 1968. O poema completo segue abaixo.

A Prayer In the Pentagon
Robert Dederick
Nine
planets, Sir, endlessly circle, Sir,
one yellow star among Sir's galaxies:
Pluto Neptune Venus Jupiter
Saturn Uranus Mercury Mars and this--
this watered and this aired this favored one
where all that crawl and swim and fly
        and run
that drove and swarm and herd and flock
        are in
with tooth and leg and lung and claw and fin
created clothed and colored are by Sir
Eight
colors (counting white) Sir's rainbow makes
when whiteness on Sir's broken waters
        breaks
arched over tidal blue and branching gray
and grazing green and foaling brown down
        and away
with gorsing yellow glow and honeyed hay
and petalled blush and mottled winging whir;
the limpid eyes each of Sir's colors wakes
dark-irised are and cleared and curved
        by Sir
Seven
tossing seas Sir's pent-up lands divide
where silver shoals in aching green-ness
        glide
turn suddenly and dart and flatly lie
break surface plunge and from each other
        hide
and stare as though by staring they aver
what sweet surprise had widened each
        wide eye
that once looked early on creating Sir
Six
senses there were then in us who were
salt-tasting all along the salt-scented shore
who felt crust cool and looked on
        shrinking sea
and heard gull-cry on draining estuary
and found back of these five a something
        more:
a sense of self and back of self--Sir
Five
fingers though (counting a thumb) were
        what
we mostly were aware of as we fought
Sir's elements and cleared Sir's forests
        and sought
creation-wise new metalled ways to go
by spinning wheel and wing off runway.  So?
Four
quarters of our world began to grow
too few and of Sir's yellow star we thought
equations scribbled bubbled in retort
distilled its hot explosive secrets.  So?
Three
questions pose themselves now as we wait:
did Sir not know how to end what Sir began?
Or could we choose?  Or did Sir always
        plan?
Two
hands of ours to bring us soon or late
bent to destroy what the hands of Sir
        had wrought
One
day when we and all our world are brought
        to
Nought?
Criação
N/D
1ª Performance
Duração Média
9:21 min
Menor Duração
4:59 min
Maior Duração
14:29 min
Aparece em
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Ten fingers we have each
Nine planets around the sun repeat
Eight ball is the last if you triumphant be
Seven oceans pummel the shores of the sea

It's a typical situation
In these typical times
Too many choices

Everybody's happy
Everybody's free
We'll keep the big door open
And everyone'll come around
Why are you different
Why are you that way
If you don't step in line
We'll lock you away

Six senses keeping
Five around a sense of self
Four seasons turn on and turn off
I can see three corners from this corner
Two is a perfect number
But one

Everybody's happy
Everybody's free
We'll keep the big door open
And everyone'll come around
Why are you different
Why are you that way
If you don't step in line
We'll lock you away

It's a typical situation
In these typical times
We can't do a thing about it

Dez dedos contando cada um de nós tem
Nove planetas em volta do sol se repetem
A bola oito é a última se você triunfante for
Sete oceanos banham as costas do mar

É uma situação típica
Nesses tempos típicos
Escolhas demais

Todos são felizes
Todos são livres
Nós manteremos a porta grande aberta
E todos acabarão vindo
Por que você é diferente?
Por que você é desse jeito?
Se você não entrar na fila
Nós te trancaremos bem longe

Tudo se resume a nada

Seis sentidos
Cinco em torno do senso de si mesmo
Quatro estações entram e saem
Eu posso ver três cantos deste canto
Dois é um número perfeito
Com exceção de um

Todos são felizes
Todos são livres
Nós manteremos a porta grande aberta
E todos acabarão vindo
Por que você é diferente?
Por que você é desse jeito?
Se você não entrar na fila
Nós te trancaremos bem longe

Tudo se resume a nada
É uma situação típica
Nesses tempos típicos
Escolhas demais

Não podemos fazer nada a respeito

Tradução por:
Nathalie Colas

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