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American Music: Cracker - Big Dipper

2 Nov 2010
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Man on stage playing guitar.
David Lowery of Cracker (singer, guitarist, song writer)

One of my favorite American bands is Cracker. They have an alternative rock sound mixed with some country stylings and intelligent but frequently funny lyrics. "Big Dipper" is a sad song but one of my favorites. Listen to the video and read the lyrics below!

Video with song:


Cigarettes, and carrot juice
And get yourself a new tattoo
For those sleeveless days of June

I'm sitting on the Cafe Xeno's steps
With a book I haven't started yet,
Watching all the girls walk by...

Could I take you out?
I'll be yours without a doubt
On that Big Dipper

And if the sound of this it frightens you,
We could play it real cool
And act somewhat indifferent

And hey June, why'd you have to come,
Why'd you have to come around, so soon
I wasn't ready for all this nature
The terrible green green grass
And violent blooms of flowered dresses
And afternoons that make me sleepy

But we could wait awhile
Before we push that dull turnstile
Into the passage

The thousands they have tread
And others sometimes fled
Before the turn came

And we could wait our lives
Before a chance arrives
Before the passage

From the top you can see Monterey
Or think about San Jose
Though I know it's not that pleasant

Hey Jim Kerouac,
The brother of the famous Jack,
Or so he likes to say.

Lucky bastard

He's sitting on the cafe Xeno's steps
With a girl I'm not over yet
Watching all the world go by

"Boy you're looking bad
Did I make you feel that sad?
I'm honestly flattered."

But if she asks me out,
I'll be hers without a doubt
On that Big Dipper

Cigarettes, and carrot juice
And get yourself a new tattoo
For those sleeveless days of June...

I'm sitting on the Cafe Xeno's steps...
I haven't got the courage yet
I haven't got the courage yet
I haven't got the courage yet.

Anonymous's picture

Gdy klikamy na słowo dipper - wyświetla nam się tłumaczenie
pluszcz,chochla. Takie tłumaczenie wprowadza w błąd, ponieważ
tytuł piosenki ,,Big Dipper" oznacza Wielką Niedźwiedzicę,Ursa Maior, tzw Wielki Wóz.

Posted by: viddhi108 (not verified) | Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 18:40
David Snopek's picture

Dziękuję bardzo za poprawkę! Jest możliwe, że jesteś pierwszą osobą, która przeczytała taki stary artykuł na moim blogu. ;-)

Zmieniłem tekst, żeby "Dipper" nadal miał tłumaczenie dosłowne, ale obok całego określenia "Big Dipper" jest znak [1], na który możesz klikać dla tłumaczenia "Wielki Wóz".

Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Posted by: David Snopek | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 07:30
Anonymous's picture

Przerabiam wszystkie artykuły w Twoim archiwum :-)

Pozdrawiam serdecznie
i dziękuję za wprowadzenie poprawek.

Posted by: viddhi108 (not verified) | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 09:19
Anonymous's picture


Film został usunięty z YT, można poprawić link ;)
Swoją drogą bardzo miło się słuch, mimo iż preferuje kompletnie inny typ muzyki.


Posted by: robep (not verified) | Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 07:38
David Snopek's picture

Ah, dzięki! Poprawiłem link. :-) Życzę miłego słuchania!

Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Posted by: David Snopek | Monday, August 6, 2012 - 17:37

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