03 dezembro 2015






depois de uma atribulada ligação com tom waits no final dos anos setenta, rickie lee jones gravou o seu disco de estreia e tornou-se, da noite para o dia, alguém com visibilidade. durante algum tempo eram o casal de que se falava mas a fama, o álcool e as drogas (não sei por que ordem) separaram-nos. logo a seguir waits conheceu e casou com kathleen brennan (“ela salvou-me da morte”) e rickie lee afundou-se numa dependência que parecia sem retorno... já recuperada, voltou a gravar discos nos anos oitenta e escreveu esta canção, um autobiográfico lamento tardio por esse romance falhado.



Oh, he's a lucky guy

Oh, he's a lucky guy

He doesn't worry about me

When I'm gone

He goes to sleep at night

He don't turn off the light

And wonder how to find me

Or if I'm alone

Oh, he's a lucky guy

I wish I was like him

Cuz when he talks about me

He don't look this way

He's a lucky guy

He used to walk with me

He used to talk to me

See, we have these secrets

That no one else could hear

Well, he's not the only one

No, no not the only one

But what happens to them?

Do they matter?

Do they disappear

Into a lonely girl?

Now I'm a lonely girl

Cuz I want somebody with me in the world

Oh, he's a lucky guy

Fortune walks right in the door

And here I am

Just like before

Well, I'm not gonna turn around

I'm not his pretty clown

I'm not the one caught

Like he thought

He was the last one I had there

Cuz I did a foolish thing

A real, real stupid thing

I told him I love him

And I want him there

When I knew he wouldn't come

And I knew he didn't care

And I'll cry awhile

I'll cry awhile

But when I wake up

Tomorrow is a new day

I'm a lucky guy

Hey, I'm a lucky guy

Real, real lucky guy

Hey, I'm a lucky guy







2 comentários:

  1. Gosto tanto desta música!
    E vi-a ao vivo num concerto no ano de 1995 em Boston :-)))
    Bom fim de semana

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