sexta-feira, abril 02, 2004

Velho Young

[Hoje, dia 2 de Maio, nasceram dois sedutores porretas, Serge Gainsbourg, Paris 1928, e Marvin Gaye, Washington 1939.
Marvin foi morto pelo seu próprio pai no dia primeiro de Maio de 1984.
A música ficou mais morna.
Bom lembrar dessas coisas, não ?
Assim como devemos sempre ouvir novamente os pequenos hinos que elegemos, dia sim, dia não, para sonorizar a vida.
Neil Young, velho bruxo canadense, escreveu duas canções que descrevem tão detalhadamente aspectos íntimos dos surfistas, que me pergunto se foi por causa dele que Eddie Vedder resolveu enveredar pelo surfe depois de ter gravado I'm the ocean, do disco que fizeram juntos, Mirror Ball de 95.
Long may you run pode ser ouvida, baixinho, em qualquer viagem que tenha uma kombi ou um fusca e uma estrada de barro.]



LONG MAY YOU RUN
(Neil Young)

We've been through some things together
With trunks of memories still to come
We found things to do in stormy weather
Long may you run.

Long may you run.
Long may you run.
Although these changes have come
With your chrome heart shining in the sun
Long may you run.

Well, it was back in Blind River in 1962
When I last saw you alive
But we missed that shift on the long decline
Long may you run.

Long may you run.
Long may you run.
Although these changes have come
With your chrome heart shining in the sun
Long may you run.

Maybe The Beach Boys have got you now
With those waves singing "Caroline No"
Rollin' down that empty ocean road
Gettin' to the surf on time.

Long may you run.
Long may you run.
Although these changes have come
With your chrome heart shining in the sun
Long may you run.



I'M THE OCEAN
(Neil Young)

I'm an accident
I was driving way too fast
Couldn't stop though
So I let the moment last
I'm for rollin'
I'm for tossin' in my sleep
It's not guilt though
It's not the company I keep

People my age
They don't do the things I do
They go somehwere
While I run away with you
I got my friends
And I got my children too
I got her love
She's got my love too

I can't hear you
But I feel the things you say
I can't see you
But I see what's in my way
Now I'm floatin'
Cause I'm not tied to the ground
Words I've spoken
Seem to leave a hollow sound

On the long plain
See the rider in the night
See the chieftain
See the braves in cool moonlight
Who will love them
When they take another life
Who will hold them
When they tremble for the knife

Voicemail numbers
On an old computer screen
Rows of lovers
Parked forever in a dream
Screaming sirens
Echoing across the bay
To the old boats
From the city far away

Homeless heroes
Walk the streets of their hometown
Rows of zeros
On a field that's turning brown
They play baseball
They play football under lights
They play card games
And we watch them every night

Need distraction
Need romance and candlelight
Need random violence
Need entertainment tonight
Need the evidence
Want the testimony of
Expert witnesses
On the brutal crimes of love

I was too tired
To see the news when I got home
Pulled the curtain
Fell into bed alone
Started dreaming
Saw the rider once again
In the doorway
Where she stood and watched for him
Watched for him

I'm not present
I'm a drug that makes you dream
I'm an aerostar
I'm a cutlass supreme
In the wrong lane
Trying to turn against the flow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow

I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the giant undertow
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean
I'm the ocean



Se alguem já pôde ser considerado um oceano esse alguem era Butch Van Artsdalen.
("Basically, Butch did three things equally well:  surf, drink and brawl." Kip A. Kennedy )

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