El extraño y alucinado universo de Danny MacGill

agosto 25, 2009

What do you want? (IV): I want you (Elvis Costello)

Muchas canciones (quizás demasiadas) se llaman así. Normal, por otra parte.

Pero de todas (y ahí andan The Beatles o Bob Dylan nada menos) me tengo que quedar con ésta. Esta oscura y obsesiva letanía donde Elvis Costello desgrana el misterio de la atracción, el desamor, el rencor, el odio. La vida.

I WANT YOU

Oh my baby baby I love you more than I can tell
I don’t think I can live without you
And I know that I never will
Oh my baby baby I want you so it scares me to death
I can’t say anymore than I love you
Everything else is a waste of breath

I want you
You’ve had your fun you don’t get well no more
I want you
Your fingernails go dragging down the wall
Be careful darling you might fall
I want you
I woke up and one of us was crying
I want you
You said young man I do believe you’re dying
I want you
If you need a second opinion as you seem to do these days
You can look in my eyes and you can count the ways
I want you
Did you mean to tell me but seem to forget
I want you
Since when were you so generous and inarticulate
I want you
It’s the stupid details that my heart is breaking for
It’s the way your shoulders shake and what they’re shaking for
It’s knowing that he knows you now after only guessing
I want you
It’s the thought of him undressing you or you undressing
I want you
He tossed some tatty compliment your way
I want you
And you were fool enough to love it when he said
I want you
I want you
The truth can’t hurt you its just like the dark
It scares you witless
But in time you see things clear and stark
I want you
Go on and hurt me then well let it drop
I want you
I’m afraid I won’t know where to stop
I want you
I’m not ashamed to say I cried for you
I want you
I want to know the things you did that we do too
I want you
I want to hear he pleases you more than I do
I want you
I might as well be useless for all it means to you
I want you
Did you call his name out as he held you down
I want you
Oh no my darling, not with that clown
I want you
You’ve had your fun you don’t get well no more
I want you
No-one who wants you could want you more
I want you
Every night when I go off to bed and when I wake up
I want you
I want you
I’m going to say it once again ‘til I instill it
I know I’m going to feel this way until you kill it
I want you
I want you

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agosto 18, 2009

What do you want? (III): Money, that’s what I want (Barrett Strong)

Que sí, que sí, que lo del cariño y del amor y eso está muy bien… pero como dijo un gran pensador de nuestros días, hay cosas más importantes que el dinero, pero son tan caras…

En fin, que esto no es más que una excusa barata para traeros a Barrett Strong, uno de los grandes de aquellos gloriosos primeros tiempos de la Motown (1959, para ser precisos), con este temazo que después versionaron (esperad que coja aire…): The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Etta James, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Blues Brothers,… entre otros!!!

Money makes the world go around…

MONEY, THAT’S WHAT I WANT

The best things in life are free
But you can keep ‘em for the birds and bees
Now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want

Your lovin’ gives me a thrill
But your lovin’ don’t pay my bills
Now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want

Money don’t get everything, it’s true
What it don’t get, I can’t use
Now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want

Money don’t get everything, it’s true
What it don’t get, I can’t use
Now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want

Well, now give me money (that’s what I want)
A lot of money (that’s what I want)
Whoa, yeah, I wanna be free (that’s what I want)
Whoa, a lot of money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want

Well, now give me money (that’s what I want)
A lot of money (that’s what I want)
Whoa, yeah, you owe me money (that’s what I want)
Oh, now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want), yeah
That’s what I want.

agosto 11, 2009

What do you want? (II): I want love (Elton John)

De lo mejor del ya de por sí gran disco Songs From The West Coast. Preciosa letra de Bernie Taupin sobre la búsqueda eterna de ese amor que sea exactamente lo que queremos (ponte a la cola, Bernie Taupin!!!! 🙂 ). La melodía de Elton John, sencillamente perfecta. Y para colmo, Robert Downey Jr, a quien, no sé por qué, me creo desde el primer momento del vídeo. Igual porque es un gran actor. Igual es por eso.

I WANT LOVE

I want love, but it’s impossible
A man like me, so irresponsible
A man like me is dead in places
Other men feel liberated

I can’t love, shot full of holes
Don’t feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don’t feel nothing, just old scars
Toughening up around my heart

But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won’t break me down
Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
I want a love, that don’t mean a thing
That’s the love I want, I want love

I want love on my own terms
After everything I’ve ever learned
Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh man I’ve seen so much traffic

So bring it on, I’ve been bruised
Don’t give me love that’s clean and smooth
I’m ready for the rougher stuff
No sweet romance, I’ve had enough

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