31.8.08

Canciones: Common people (Pulp)

Siempre que me preguntan por algunos de mis discos favoritos suelo salir del paso contestando que el Different Class de los británicos Pulp. Y no sé en qué medida lo será, ni la posición que ocuparía en un potencial ranking (hay mucha siembra en el trigar) pero sí es cierto que éste sería uno de los destacados. Cuestiones aparte, como podrían ser la época en que me pilló y la de veces que he sido capaz de escucharlo con el paso de los años sin producirme ni un asomo de sopor, hoy voy a destacar una de sus canciones (y difícil que es, teniendo que pasar por temazos como Mis-shapes, I spy, Something changued, Underwear o Disco 2000), la enorme Common people, adictiva, creciente, y con una de las letras más inspiradas y arrebatadoramente furiosas que recuerde. Tremendo disco. Tremenda canción. Voy a ponerla otra vez...

"[...]nunca vivirás como la gente corriente, porque cuando estés en la cama por la noche viendo a las cucarachas subir por las paredes, si llamases a tu padre él podría detener todo esto. Nunca vivirás como gente corriente, nunca harás lo que sea que hace la gente corriente, nunca fracasarás como la gente corriente, tu vida nunca se desvanecerá ante tus ojos, ni bailarás y beberás y follarás porque no haya nada mejor que hacer[...]".


She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College
That's where I caught her eye
She told me that her Dad was loaded
I said "In that case I'll have rum and coca-cola
She said "fine"
And then in 30 seconds time she said
"I want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do
I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you"
Well what else could I do?
I said "I'll see what I can do"
I took her to a supermarket
I don't know why
but I had to start it somewhere
so it started there
I said "pretend you've got no money"
but she just laughed
and said "oh you're so funny"
I said "Yeah
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here
Are you sure
you want to live like common people
you want to see whatever common people see
you want to sleep with common people
you want to sleep with common people like me?"
But she didn't understand
she just smiled and held my hand
Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
'cos when you're laid in bed at night
watching roaches climb the wall
if you called your dad he could stop it all
yeah
You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
and then dance and drink and screw
because there's nothing else to do
Sing along with the common people
Sing along and it might just get you through
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along although they're laughing at you
and the stupid things that you do
because you think that poor is cool
Like a dog lying in a corner
they will bite you and never warn you
Look out
they'll tear your insides out
'cos everybody hates a tourist
especially one who thinks
it's all such a laugh
yeah and the chip stain's grease
will come out in the bath
You will never understand
how it feels to live your life
with no meaning or control
and with nowhere else to go
You are amazed that they exist
and they burn so bright
whilst you can only wonder why
Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school
But still you'll never get it right
'cause when you're laid in bed at night
watching roaches climb the wall
if you called your dad he could stop it all
yeah
You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
and then dance and drink and screw
'because there's nothing else to do
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you,
I want to live with common people like you
...

3 comentarios:

manolo dijo...

comparto disco fetiche. si hasta lo compré por ebay en vinilo.

Anónimo dijo...

pues este viernes la cantamos a voz en grito como unas... treinta veces :-) e incluso alguna más del susodicho... y también vestido azul. aún en recuperación!

diego j. dijo...

sí, ya me han dicho que la cosa tuvo sus buenas horas de fiesta, jejeje...