16 julho 2015





ainda o inesquecível concerto de ontem: nunca, nunca mesmo, apostaria que fosse possível ouvir uma canção de bowie… 
(mas se o fizesse tinha ganho porque os lambchop, falsettos afinados e tudo, terminaram com uma grande cover disto):



They pulled in just behind the bridge
He lays her down, he frowns
"Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?"
He kissed her then and there
She took his ring, took his babies
It took him minutes, took her nowhere
Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything, but

[chorus]: All night
She wants the young American
Young American, young American, she wants the young American
All right She wants the young American

Scanning life through the picture window
She finds the slinky vagabond
He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang, but
Heaven forbid, she'll take anything
But the freak, and his type, all for nothing
He misses a step and cuts his hand, but
Showing nothing, he swoops like a song
She cries "Where have all Papa's heroes gone?"

[chorus]

All the way from Washington
Her bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor
We live for just these twenty years
Do we have to die for the fifty more?"

[chorus]

Do you remember, your President Nixon?
Do you remember, the bills you have to pay?
Or even yesterday?

Have been the un-American?
Just you and your idol sing falsetto
'bout leather, leather everywhere, and
Not a myth left from the ghetto
Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
In case, just in case of depression?
Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
Blushing at all the afro-Sheeners
Ain't that close to love?
Well, ain't that poster love?
Well, it ain't that Barbie doll
Her hearts have been broken just like you

[chorus]

You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler
A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache
(I heard the news today, oh boy)
I got a suite and you got defeat
Ain't there a man who can say no more?
And, ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
And, ain't there a child I can hold without judging?
Ain't there a pen that will write before they die?
Ain't you proud that you've still got faces?
Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?





6 comentários:

  1. Grande cover mesmo! Melhor que os Lambchop, impossible :-)))))))))))
    Ainda estou com o concerto na cabeça!!!!!!!!

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  2. Há tanto tempo que não ouvia esta canção... Bom recordá-la.
    Também não sabia que os Lambchop interpretavam este tema. Na ronda pelo YouTube percebi que o têm feito no final dos últimos concertos.

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    1. eu não sabia - e foi uma boa surpresa.

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