Shape Of My Heart - Sting
He deals the cards as a meditation.
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins,
He doesn't play for the respect.
He deals the cards to find the answer,
The sacred geometry of chance,
The hidden law of probable outcome.
The numbers lead a dance.
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier.
I know that the clubs are weapons of war.
I know that diamonds mean money for this art.
But that's not the shape of my heart.
He may play the jack of diamonds.
He may lay the queen of spades.
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades.
And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong.
I'm not a man of too many faces.
The mask I wear is one.
Those who speak know nothing and find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places.
And those who fear are lost.
deals [di:ls] раздавать карты
meditation [̗medɪ'teɪʃn] размышлять
suspect ['sʌspekt] подозревать кого-л. в чём-л.
The sacred ['seɪkrɪd] святой, священный
geometry [dʒɪ'ɒmətrɪ] геометрия
hidden ['hɪdn] скрытый
probable outcome ['prɒbəbl] возможный исход
lead a dance заставлять помучаться
spade [speɪd] пики (карточ.)
sword [sɔ:d] меч
club [klʌb] трефы
weapon ['wepən] оружие
diamond ['daɪ əmənd] бубны
shape [ʃeɪp] червь
jack [dʒæk] валет
conceal [kən'si:l] прятать
find out to their cost [kɒst] узнают по своему горькому опыту
curse their luck [kɜ:s] клянёт свою судьбу