dilluns, d’agost 07, 2006

Eels reborn



Sovint hi ha cançons que marquen moments, que filtren records, o que influeixen en l'estat d'ànim.

Però poques són les que et fan sentir viu. Literalment. Poc després de de comprovar personalment que no hi havia túnel ni llum al fons, vaig adoptar Hey, man, (now you're really living) com un himne. Hi ha uns principis clars:

  1. Un s'ha de morir de vell.
  2. Disfruta.
  3. No et facis mala sang.
  4. Esmorza bé, que és l'àpat més important del dia.
  5. Tapa't quan refresqui.
  6. Quan siguis pare menjaràs ous.
  7. De rebaixes només trobes saldos i prendes tarades.



HEY MAN (NOW YOU'RE REALLY LIVING)

do you know what it's like to fall on the floor
and cry your guts out 'til you got no more
hey man now you're really living

have you ever made love to a beautiful girl
made you feel like it's not such a bad world
hey man now you're really living

now you're really giving everything
and you're really getting all you gave
now you're really living what
this life is all about

well i just saw the sun rise over the hill
never used to give me much of a thrill
but hey man now i'm really living

do you know what it's like to care too much
'bout someone that you're never gonna get to touch
hey man now you're really living

have you ever sat down in the fresh cut grass
and thought about the moment and when it will pass
hey man now you're really living

now you're really giving everything
and you're really getting all you gave
now you're really living what
this life is all about

now what would you say if i told you that
everyone thinks you're a crazy old cat
hey man now you're really living

do you know what it's like to fall on the floor
and cry your guts out 'til you got no more
hey man now you're really living

have you ever made love to a beautiful girl
made you feel like it's not such a bad world
hey man now you're really living

people, sing
do you know what it's like to fall on the floor
cry your guts out 'til you got no more
hey man now you're really living
just saw the sun rise over the hill

never used to give me much of a thrill

hey man now i'm really living



Que també té collons que un geni tarat com en Mark Oliver Everett vagi donant consells de vitalitat. Aquest paio d'aquí, nyicris, mitja merda i amb pinta d'haver-se passat els anys d'escola rebent clatellots dels woolly bullies de la classe, va arribar a publicar Electro-shock blues, un (magistral) disc sobre el suïcidi de la seva germana. Pero també és l'autor de peces com I like birds o E's Beautiful blues


I LIKE BIRDS

i can't look at the rocket launch
the trophy wives of the astronauts
and i won't listen to their words
'cause i like
birds

i don't care for walking downtown
crazy auto-car gonna mow me down
look at all the people like cows in a herd
well, i like
birds

if you're small and on a search
i've got a feeder for you to perch on

i can't stand in line at the store
the mean little people are such a bore
but it's alright if you act like a turd
'cause i like
birds

if you're small and on a search
i've got a feeder for you to perch on




MR. E'S BEAUTIFUL BLUES

the smokestack spitting black soot into the sooty sky
the load on the road brings a tear to the indian's eye
the elephant won't forget what it's like inside his cage
the ringmaster's telecaster sings on an empty stage

goddamn right it's a beautiful day
goddamn right it's a beautiful day

the girl with the curls and the sweet pink ribbon in her hair
she's crawling out her window 'cause her daddy
he just don't care
come on

goddamn right it's a beautiful day
goddamn right it's a beautiful day

the clown with the frown driving down to the sidewalk fair
finger on the trigger let me tell you gave us quite a scare

goddamn right it's a beautiful day
goddamn right it's a beautiful day

the kids flip their lids when their ids hear that crazy sound
my neighbor digs the flavor still he's moving to another town
and I don't believe he'll come back

goddamn right it's a beautiful day
goddamn right it's a beautiful day

well i don't know how you take in all the shit you see
no don't believe anyone and most of all
don't believe me
believe you

goddamn right it's a beautiful day goddamn right it's a beautiful day



Llarga vida a les anguiles!




1 comentari:

Anònim ha dit...

Jo flipo... sóc un fan incondicional dels eels, tinc TOTS els seus discos, la majoria en format CD, però des que no els trobo a la botiga de discos me'ls he anat baixant tinc els dos últims en format eMule ;)

Per cert, graaan blog.