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High hopes

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

Hoy he estado, estoy, triste.

La culpa la tiene la nostalgia, traída por las alas de la memoria.

Esta vez la nostalgia es esta canción.

Esta canción es más que una canción. Una canción siempre lo es. Cada nota es un segundo en el tiempo que viví, y cada segundo trae su memoria, su recuerdo, consigo. Fragancias de tiempo pasado, el aroma de un momento… imposible de transformar en palabras. Lo he intentado.

No os puedo ofrecer mis recuerdos. Sí os ofrezco la canción y su letra, una canción sobre sueños rotos.

 

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun
Along the long road and on down the causeway
Do they still meet there by the cut
There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There’s a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we’ve been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever

High hopes
The division bell (Pink Floyd)

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I saved the world today

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2008

Uno de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos, y miembro de pleno derecho del Catálogo Especial de Escalofríos por la Espalda.

113582_cda_fMonday finds you like a bomb that’s been left ticking there too long. You’re bleeding. Some days there’s nothing left to learn from the point of no return you’re leaving.

Hey hey I saved the world today, everybody’s happy now, the bad things gone away and everybody’s happy now, the good things here to stay, please let it stay.

There’s a million mouths to feed and I’ve got everything I need. I’m breathing. And there’s a hurting thing inside but I’ve got everything to hide. I’m grieving.

Hey hey I saved the world today, everybody’s happy now, the bad things gone away and everybody’s happy now, the good things here to stay, please let it stay, let it stay.

Doo doo doo doo doo the good thing.

Hey hey I saved the world today, everybody’s happy now, the bad things gone away and everybodys happy now, the good things here to stay, please let it stay.

Everybody’s happy now.

I saved the world today,
Peace (1999), Eurythmics

Y vaya letra…

Inserción del vídeo desactivada por solicitud…

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I know it sounds absurd but…

miércoles, 9 de julio de 2008
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When I was young it seemed that life was so wonderful. A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical, and all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily, oh joyfully, oh playfully watching me.

But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, oh responsible, practical. And then they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world’s asleep the questions run too deep for such a simple man. Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned? I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical, a liberal, oh fanatical, criminal. Oh won’t you sign up your name? we’d like to feel you’re acceptable, respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable!

At night when all the world’s asleep the questions run so deep for such a simple man. Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned? I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am.

Logical song (Breakfast in America)
Supertramp

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Fool’s overture

miércoles, 2 de julio de 2008
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Lo que se oye de fondo son fragmentos de un discurso pronunciado por Winston Churchill el 4 de junio de 1940 en la Cámara de los Comunes, referente a la intervención de Gran Bretaña en la Segunda Guerra Mundial:

We shall go on to the end, […] we shall fight on the seas and oceans, […] we shall defend our Island, […] whatever the cost may be, […] We shall never surrender.

Una de las composiciones más hermosas que he oído nunca. Este el vídeo de mejor calidad que he encontrado (es un concierto de 1977, en el Queen Mary College).

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Walk unafraid

sábado, 5 de abril de 2008
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As the sun comes up, as the moon goes down
These heavy notions creep around
It makes me think, long ago
I was brought into this life a little lamb
A little lamb
Courageous, stumbling
Fearless was my middle name.
But somewhere there I lost my way
Everyone walks the same
Expecting me to step
The narrow path they’ve laid
They claim to

Walk unafraid
I’ll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.

Say «keep within the boundaries if you want to play.»
Say «contradiction only makes it harder.»
How can I be
What I want to be?
When all I want to do is strip away
These stilled constraints
And crush this charade
Shred this sad masquerade
I don’t need no persuading
I’ll trip, fall, pick myself up and

Walk unafraid
I’ll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.

If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go
I just want to hold my head up high
I don’t care what I have to step over
I’m prepared to look you in the eye
Look me in the eye
And if you see familiarity
Then celebrate the contradiction
Help me when I fall to

Walk unafraid
I’ll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.

Walk unafraid
I’ll be clumsy instead
Hold my love or leave me high.

Walk Unafraid
Up, R.E.M.

Una de esas pocas canciones que todavía me provocan un escalofrío cada vez que la escucho, a pesar de los años.

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Precious

jueves, 27 de marzo de 2008
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Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to You?

We always try to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put You through…

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn’t know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for You

If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it’s Your eyes He’s seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray You learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in Your heart for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give.

Precious, Depeche Mode @ Playing the angel

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