martes, 24 de febrero de 2009

Nostalgia de la civilización

Dedicado a mi amiga Tefa.
Una canción a contrapelo: el personaje vive en un mundo post-ciudad donde la naturaleza conquistó la urbe (en general se habla de que la ciudad, sus autos y smog conquistan el verde). El cantante extraña esas cosas urbanas con las que siempre vivió: los supermercados, las autopistas, los edificios, los estacionamientos.
De la mano del genial David Byrne, disfruten de un hombre con ritmo:

2 comentarios:

como envejece mi campera dijo...

Jaja, un copado David. No tengo cultura Talking Heads, pero a partir de tu post me quedé mirando/escuchando los videos correspondientes al "Live at Union Chapel" (hermoso lugar para ofrecer un recital, ¿cierto?), y la verdad que me entusiasmó su voz y su porte.

Y con respecto al tema que trata la canción hay un poco de eso. No eliminemos la civilización toda, pero controlemos al menos la contaminación excesiva.

Sinceramente el smog sobre el cuerpo no me va, prefiero barro y cenizas del asado. Y que mi paraíso quede no muy lejos de los libros, internet y heladeras para mantener yogures jaja.

Un abrazo y gracias por la dedicatoria.

Tomas dijo...

Va la letra:

Here we stand like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls, The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
you got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
we got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
you've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
you've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend That I was a billboard
Standing tall By the side of the road
I fell in love With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
you got it, you got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
you got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
you got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
you got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
you got it, you got it

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
you got it, you got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle