sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2006

Canción de septiembre: Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

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Aquí está la canción elegida para este mes de septiembre que se ha escapado casi sin darme cuenta.

En esta ocasión traigo a uno de los grandes, una de esas personas que no necesitan presentación porque su trabajo es reconocido y apreciado por todo el mundo. The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. La canción: Thunder Road. Y a continuación, como siempre, la letra:

The screen door slams
Mary' dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside
Darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me

You can hide 'neath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a saviour to rise from these streets
Well now I'm no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now ?
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow
Back your hair
Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven's waiting on down the tracks
Oh-oh come take my hand
We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh-oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
Oh Thunder Road sit tight take hold
Thunder Road

Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back
If you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
And I know you're lonely
For words that I ain't spoken
But tonight we'll be free
All the promises'll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind so Mary climb in
It's town full of losers
And I'm pulling out of here to win

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Como ya me habrás oído decir en alguna ocasión, la segunda mejor canción nunca escrita (después de Born to run, también del grandísimo Springsteen). Siempre quise esperar a Mary delante de su porche e invitarla a subir al asiento delantero de mi Cadillac (si no es un cadillac, no me vale;-) y escapar de esta ciudad llena de perdedores... Qué grande, pero que grande, quien escuche esta canción y no se emocione, es que no tiene sangre en las venas, porque es que es acojonante.

juanma dijo...

la mejor canción de todos los tiempos: libertad, juventud, ganas de escapar. Viva Bruce!!!qué canción en estos tiempos donde predomina la basura musical