Arquivo da tag: Letras

Música do Dia: I Know There’s An Answer

O álbum Pet Sounds, geralmente considerado o segundo disco mais importante da história, perdendo apenas para a produção que o teve como inspiração – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, dos Beatles – tem várias pequenas obras primas. Dentre as faixas menos comentadas está I Know There’s An Answer (Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Terry Sachen).

Tão brilhante quanto a melodia e o arranjo, é a letra, que fala daquelas pessoas que acham que podem resolver tudo sozinhas e fingem estarem cercadas de amigos. Que se mostram calmos, quando na verdade estão sempre desconfortavelmente tensos e passam as noites com seus pensamentos vazios.

Quem não conhece Pet Sounds precisa ouvi-lo logo.

Lembre: sempre há uma resposta.

I know so many people who think they can do it alone
They isolate their head and stay in their safety zone
Now what can you tell them
And what can you say that won’t make them defensive

I know there’s an answer
I know now but I had to find it by myself

They come on like they’re peaceful
But inside they’re so uptight
They trip through their day
And waste all their thoughts at night
Now how can I come on
And tell them the way that they live could be better

I know there’s an answer
I know now but I had to find it by myself

Now how can I come on
And tell them the way that they live could be better

I know there’s an answer
I know now but I had to find it by myself

Anúncios

Os absurdos de Violão e Guitarra

Esses são alguns pequenos exemplos do que uma pessoa sofria nos anos 70/80 para conseguir uma letra de música e cifras para violão. Se o seu inglês não fosse bom a tendência seria piorar depois de ver (e acreditar) nisso. Ei Judeu andando na Rua do Dinheiro (eca)!

A Rua do Dinheiro

Ei Judeu

Violão e Guitarra Beatles

 

I’m the Greatest

sobrancelha

Essa vai para os gênios bêbados que acham que vão entrar para a História, mas não têm ideia da sorte de terem as sobrancelhas que comem.

I’m The Greatest
John Lennon

When i was a little boy,
Way back home in liverpool,
My mama told me, i was great.

Then when i was a teenager,
I knew that i had got something going,
All my friends told me i was great.

And now i’m a man,
A woman took me by the hand,
And you know what she told me…i was great.

I was in the greatest show on earth,
For what it was worth.
Now i’m only thirty-two;
And all i wanna do, is boogaloo!

Hey!

I looked in the mirror,
I saw my wife and kids,
And you know what they told me…i was great.

Yes, my name is billy shears,
You know it has been for so many years.
Now i’m only thirty-two;
And all i wanna do, is boogaloo!

Duas lindas canções sobre a dor do amor

Derek and the DominosDo melhor disco de dor de cotovelo da história do rock – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs -. duas belíssimas canções.

It’s Too Late

It’s too late, she’s gone.
It’s too late, my baby’s gone.
Wish I had told her she was my only one.
It’s too late, she’s gone.

It’s a woman that cries,
So I guess I’ve gotta hide my eyes.
Yes, I will miss her more than anyone.
It’s too late, she’s gone.

She’s gone, yes she’s gone.
She’s gone, my baby’s gone.
She’s gone, yes she’s gone.
Where can my baby be?

And I wonder does she know
When she left me, it hurt me so.
I need your love babe, please don’t make me wait.
Tell me it’s not too late.

 

Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

Got to find me a way
To take me back to yesterday.
How can I ever hope to forget you?

Won’t you show me a place
Where I can hide my lonely face?
I know you’re going to break my heart if I let you.

Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?

Like a moth to a flame,
Like a song without a name,
I’ve never been the same since I met you.

Like a bird on the wing,
I’ve got a brand new song to sing,
I can’t keep from singing about you.

Chorus

I’m beginning to see
What a fool you’ve made of me.
I might have to break the law when I find you.

Stop running away;
I’ve got a better game to play,
You know I can’t go on living without you.

 

Eu não fui feito para os dias de hoje

Não gosto de batucada, letras ralas e arranjos popbres (pop+pobres), O último disco dos Beach Boys (That’s Why God Made The Radio) já se coloca, ao lado do último do Van Halen, como um dos melhores lançamentos do ano. Vocais fantásticos, nostalgia da melhor década de todos os tempos na música (anos 60) e letras que nos fazem pensar.

Leiam, ouçam e reflitam sobre suas vidas.

Abaixo duas das minhas prefridas do disco – From There to Back Again e Pacific Coast Highway

 

From There to Back Again

Why don’t you, run away
And spend some time with me
On this summer’s day
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be

Why don’t we feel the way we used to
Anymore
There’s a place we love the way
That maybe we could stay
Listen to the waves at my front door

You’ve been thinking about some things
We used to do
Thinking about while life was still in front of you
Back where you belong, our favorite song
Won’t you listen?

Don’t you understand the words
Are singing in the wind
I wish that we could get through that
And back again

The clouds are breaking it’s a beautiful day
Oow, wonderful, as if it comes a getaway
Sun is shining, could we just find a way
If you’d just fall, just fall, just fall
To the love

Through the compromised paradise
It’s just another place upon the wall
Through the common sense of it all
We had a lot to live, we gave it all
Through the consequence, of the war
Another place in time


Pacific Coast Highway

Sometimes I realise the days are getting on
Sometimes I will it’s time for me move on
And I wanna go home

Sunlight it’s fading and there no much left to say
My life I’m better off alone,
My life I’m better on my own.
Driving down pacific cost
Out on highway on the setting sun
Goodbye

Too Many People – Paul McCartney

Já que o RAM já saiu e eu ainda não recebi, ai vai uma das melhores canções do disco!


Too Many People

Piece of cake!
Uh –
Uh –

Too many people going underground
Too many reaching for a piece of cake
Too many people pulled and pushed around
Too many waiting for that lucky break

That was your first mistake
You took your lucky break and broke it in two
Now what can be done for you?
You broke it in two

Too many people sharing party lines,
Too many people never sleeping late
Too many people paying parking fines,
Too many hungry people losing weight

That was your first mistake,
You took your lucky break and broke it in two.
Now what can be done for you?
You broke it in two.

Mm-mm-uh-uh.

Uh!

Too many people preaching practices,
Don’t let them tell you what you wanna be.
Too many people holding back, this is
Crazy and maybe it’s not like me.

That was your last mistake,
I find my love awake and waiting to be.
Now what can be done for you?
She’s waiting for me – yeah.

Música do Dia: Positively 4th Street

Dylan manda bem (principalmente quando outros o cantam). Leia com atenção que beleza de letra.

Positively 4th Street – por Rodrigo Santos

You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve
To say you gota helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that’s winning

You say I let you down
You know it’s not like that
If you’re so hurt
Why then don’t you show it

You say you lost your faith
But that’s not where it’s at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it

I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You’re in with

Do you take me for such a fool
To think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don’t know to begin with

You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, “How are you?” “Good luck”
But you don’t mean it

When you know as well as me
You’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once
And scream it

No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I’d rob them

And now I know you’re dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don’t you understand
It’s not my problem

I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you

Paul McCartney e o piano – Same Love e Your School

Que Paul McCartney é um mestra da melodia ninguém tem dúvidas. Mas, de todos os seus melhores momentos acontecem quando ele senta ao piano. Canções como The Long and Winding Road, Maybe I’m Amazed, You Gave Me the Answer, Hey Jude e Let it Be, são alguns exemplos dessa dobradinha.

O interessante é que até mesmo em músicas que foram relegadas a lados Bs ou faixas extras de CDs single ou que simplesmente não foram usadas, a qualidade das melodias não parece ser afetada. Abaixo, dois exemplos de como Paul McCartney pode criar momentos mágicos que quase ninguém fica conhecendo. Same Love – faixa extra do CD single Beautiful Night – e Your School – canção ainda inédita.


Same Love

If I give my love again to you-oo
will it be the same love that we once thought was true?
Will it be the same love – mm-mm?
Will it feel the same, love?
Will it be the same love that you once made to me?

Oo-oo –

the love you made to me, oo –
the love you made to me,
the love you made to me, oo –

the love you made to me, oo –
the love you made to me,
the love you made to me.

If it’s nothing like the first love
we’ll enjoy it right or wrong.
Why keep referring to the worst time
when you’ve waited for so long? (for so long, baby)
you’ve waited for so long.

Though it may not be as good as new,
but still it must be better than the pain that I went through.
Oh-oh,
will it be the same love – mm-mm?
Will it feel the same, love?
Will it be the same love that you once made to me?

The love you made to me, oo –
the love you made to me,
the love you made to me.

The love you made to me, oo –
the love you made to me,
the love you made to me.


Your School

We’re gonna talk it out someday
All that is nearest and dearest
I want it, you want it, they want it too
And me? I wanna love you

Come on baby what have you got
Tell me that I learned a lot in your school
Your school,
Never thought it meant so much
(I’m a) Just a poor fool in love
Your School
I never felt the gentle touch
Until I met you

(Uh) You’d better tell me all you know
Concerning this situation (oh)
I’d like it, you’d like it, they always do…
Me? Still wanna love you

Come on baby what have you got
Tell me that I learned a lot in your school
Your school,
Never thought it meant so much
Just a poor fool in love
Your School
I never felt the gentle touch
Until I met you

(Uh) You’d better tell me all you know
Concerning this situation (oh)
I’d like it, you’d like it, they always do…
Me? Still wanna love you

Mais uma do U2 – Canções de amor

Essa observação deveria ter entrado no texto sobre o show do dia 13, mas acabou que, como bom editor, dei uma machadada no texto. Afinal, até releases devem ser editados, quanto mais textos originais.

O U2 conseguiu até mesmo unir duas canções daquelas que muitos chamam de definitivas, mas que falam sobre sentimentos opostos, deixando lágrimas em muitos olhos. One – para muitos considerada uma das mais belas canções de amor de todos os tempos – e With Or Without You – que expõe feridas de um relacionamento – ficaram separadas por poucos minutos. Isso, talvez, deva-se a uma estratégia do grupo em passar alguma mensagem para o seu público ou para os alvos das músicas. Mas, provavelmente, ficaram para o final apenas por serem dois grandes sucessos.

O que sei é que qualquer mortal que se der ao trabalho de entender o significado das letras vai ver que a vida pode ser alegre, mas que também há muito espaço para ressentimento e melancolia.

“Ex” são pessoas que não deveriam ser como outras pessoas. São especiais, sempre.

One

Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame

You say one love, one life
It’s one need in the night
One love, we get to share it
Leaves you, darling, if you don’t care for it.

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well, it’s too late, tonight,
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one, but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other

One

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
to the lepers in your head?

Did I ask too much, more than a lot?
You gave me nothing, now it’s all I got
We’re one, but we’re not the same.
Well, we hurt each other, then we do it again.

You say:
Love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
And I can’t keep holding on to what you got
When all you got is hurt.

One love, one blood
One life you got to do what you should.
One life with each other: sisters, brothers.
One life, but we’re not the same.
We get to carry each other, carry each other.
One! One!

With or Without You

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You gave it all but I want more
And I’m waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I can’t live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied, my body bruised
She got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I can’t live
With or without you

Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel

Essa é para todas as Cecílias que passam por nossas vidas, mesmo que sejam Anas, Marias ou Josefinas.  Uma canção para os que nunca deixam de lembrar.

Cecilia
Simon & Garfunkel

Cecilia, You’re breaking my heart
You’re shaking my confidence daily
Oh Cecilia, I’m down on my knees
I’m begging you please to come home
Come on home

Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart
You’re shaking my confidence daily
Oh Cecilia, I’m down on my knees
I’m begging you please to come home
Come on home

Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia
Up in my bedroom
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed
Someone’s taken my place

Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart
You’re shaking my confidence daily
Oh Cecilia, I’m down on my knees
I’m begging you please to come home
Come on home

Jubilation
She loves me again
I fall on the floor and I’m laughing
Jubilation
She loves me again
I fall on the floor and I’m laughing

Wilson Simonal – Fica Mal com Deus

Simonal e Vandré. Dois caras sensacionais que se perderam na multidão.

Fica Mal Com Deus
Wilson Simonal
Composição: Geraldo Vandré

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

Pelo meu caminho vou
Vou como quem vai ficar
Quem quiser comigo ir
Tem que vir com amor
E tem que ter pra dar

Vida que não tem valor
Homem que nao sabe dar
Deus que se descuide dele
Um jeito a gente ajeita
dele se acabar

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

OOooooo
[solo]

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

Fica mal com Deus
Quem não sabe dar
Fica mal comigo
Quem não sabe amar

Positively 4th Street

Aniversário é sempre bom para refletir. E, se Bridge Over Trouble Water é um hino em homenagem a amizade, Positively 4th Street é uma declaração honesta de ressentimento e dor.

Já aturamos pessoas sem talento para executar suas funções, manusear suas emoções e fraquesas. Não faz sentido não demonstrar que sabemos o que aconteceu, fingindo que somos civilizados e politicamente corretos.

Para quem sabe inglês, ai vai uma letra nada corny. Difícil escolher a minha estrofe favorita. Deixei em negrito a preferida de hoje.

Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan

You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that’s winning

You say I let you down
You know it’s not like that
If you’re so hurt
Why then don’t you show it

You say you lost your faith
But that’s not where it’s at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it

I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You’re in with

Do you take me for such a fool
To think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don’t know to begin with

You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, “How are you?” “Good luck”
But you don’t mean it

When you know as well as me
You’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once
And scream it

No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I’d rob them

And now I know you’re dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don’t you understand
It’s not my problem

I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you

Can’t Lose What You Never Had – The Allman Brothers Band

Can’t Lose What You Never Had
The Allman Brothers Band

Had a sweet little girl,
Run out and took the baby boy, people ain’t that sad.
Oh, had a sweet little girl,
Left me, run out and took the baby boy, oh ain’t that sad.

Chorus:

Can’t spend what you ain’t got,
Can’t lose what you never had.
Can’t spend what you ain’t got,
Can’t lose what you never had.

Had some money in the bank,
Got busted, people ain’t that so sad.
Oh, I had some money in the bank,
Got busted, people, people ain’t that sad.

Chorus

Had a sweet little home,
Got drunk, burned it down, people ain’t that sad.
Oh, had a sweet little home,
Got drunk, burned it down, people ain’t that sad.

Segunda-feira infernal – Evil

It’s a long way from home,
Can’t sleep at night.
Call on your telephone;
Something just ain’t right.
That’s evil, evil is going on wrong.
I want to warn you brother,
You better watch your happy home.

You make it to your house,
Knock on the front door,
Run ‘round to the back;
You’ll catch him just before he goes.
That’s evil, evil is going on.
I have warned you brother,
You better watch your happy home.

If you call on the telephone
And she answers long and slow,
Grab the first thing smoking
And you have to haul her home.
That’s evil, evil is going on wrong.
I have warned you brother,
You better watch your happy home.

Sendo Enganado

Quem nunca sentiu que foi enrolado? Que foi passado para trás ou virou um tipo de bode expiatório? Para os que nunca se sentiram usados, meus parabéns e minhas dúvidas.

Sempre há uma alma que resolva se aproveitar da boa vontade alheia. E, mesmo que seja difícil acreditar que é possível, algumas vezes aquele sorriso esconda um mal-caráter, um aproveitador, alguém sem escrúpulos.

Explicações – algumas simples – sempre aparecem. O problema é a sinceridade contida nas palavras, ausente em mais de 83,47% das vezes. Amigos do espírito de porco sempre aparecem para defender (essa é a função dos amigos), mas não dá.

Seria só a vontade de sentir alguma emoção e de mostrar o quão são poderosos?

Setting Me Up
Mark Knopfler

You say I’m the greatest bound for glory
Well the world is out and I learned
I got the latest side of the story
You’re pulling out before you get burned

Well your hands are squeezing me down to the bone
I never saw you breaking no law
Stands to reason I’ve got to leave you alone
What you taking me for

You’re setting me up to me down
You’re making me out to be your clown
You’re just setting me up to put me down
You better give it up
Quit your messing around

You think I care about your reaction
You think I don’t understand
All you wanted was a piece of the action
Now you talk about another man

Os mistérios da memória

Pode ser um aroma, uma vista, um som ou até mesmo um reflexo. Nunca entendi como a memória funciona, qual o mecanismo que faz com que algo do passado volte ao presente. Nem mesmo creio que esse tipo de coisa aconteça com todos. É acreditar demais na natureza humana.

Mas, esta semana, algumas memórias voltaram ao meu cotidiano, durante alguns eventos externos. Não dá para saber se na solidão de uma tarde chuvosa alguém volta a revisar seu passado com algum tipo de saudade inconfessável.

Vivemos o dia-a-dia para tentar sobreviver e alcançar uma sabedoria que só os tolos realmente acreditam que exista. Prefiro acreditar que há coisas que jamais irão acabar.

You don’t realize how much
I need you.
Love you all the time,
Never leave you.

Please come on back to me.
I’m lonely as can be.
I need you.

Said you had a thing or two
To tell me.
How was I to know you would
Upset me.

I didn’t realize
As I looked in your eyes.
You told me.

Oh, yes, you told me
You don’t want my lovin’ anymore.
That’s when it hurt me
And feeling like this,
I just can’t go on anymore.

Please remember how I feel
About you.
I could never really live
Without you.

So, come on back and see
Just what you mean to me.
I need you.

But when you told me
You don’t want my lovin’ anymore.
That’s when it hurt me
And feeling like this,
I just can’t go on anymore.

Please remember how I feel
About you.
I could never really live
Without you.

So, come on back and see
Just what you mean to me.
I need you.
I need you.
I need you.

Suite For 20G

Slipping away what can I say
Won’t you stay inside me month of May
And hold on to me golden day, slipping away

Sunshine on my wall
To keep my mind on the things I’m saying
Footsteps in the hall
To tell me I’ve been this way before, nevermore

Let it rain sweet Mary Jane
Let it wash your love down all around me
Come inside and put it down
Let it rain

I’ve been trying hard to find a way to let you know
That we can make it shine most all the time
This time ‘round I’m searching down to where I used to go
And it’s been on my mind to make it shine

You can say I wanna be free
I can say someday I will be

You can say I wanna be free
I can say someday I will be

When I catch a common cold
Wanna hear a saxophone
When I let the good times roll, baby
Slide me a bass trombone

Walk me down old Funky Street
Lord knows I feel good enough to eat (now)
Hold my soul. Now, I’m sure enough fond of my rock ‘n roll

When I go to sleep at night
Wanna hear a slide guitar
When I’m feeling loose and right
Riding in my automobile
Boney Maroney and Peggy Sue
Got the rocking pneumonia, got the boogey-woogey flu
Baby, hold my soul. Said, I’m sure enough fond of my rock ‘n roll
Good God

Your School – Paul McCartney

Para iniciar a semana, nada melhor que uma inédita de Paul McCartney. Quem quiser conhecer a melodia (lindíssima) é só enviar um e-mail que repasso a canção.

Your School

We’re gonna talk it out someday
All that is nearest and dearest
I want it, you want it, they want it too
And me? I wanna love you

Come on baby what have you got
Tell me that I learned a lot in your school
Your school,
Never thought it meant so much
(I’m a) Just a poor fool in love
Your School
I never felt the gentle touch
Until I met you

(Uh) You’d better tell me all you know
Concerning this situation (oh)
I’d like it, you’d like it, they always do…
Me? Still wanna love you

Come on baby what have you got
Tell me that I learned a lot in your school
Your school,
Never thought it meant so much
Just a poor fool in love
Your School
I never felt the gentle touch
Until I met you

(Uh) You’d better tell me all you know
Concerning this situation (oh)
I’d like it, you’d like it, they always do…
Me? Still wanna love you

Rock para sempre – Long Live Rock

Long Live Rock
Pete Townshend / The Who

longliverockDown at the Astoria the scene was changing,
Bingo and rock were pushing out X-rating,
We were the first band to vomit in the bar,
And find the distance to the stage too far,
Meanwhile it’s getting late at ten o’clock,
Rock is dead they say,
Long live rock.

Long live rock, I need it every night,
Long live rock, come on and join the line,
Long live rock, be it dead or alive.

People walk in sideways pretending that they’re leaving,
We put on our makeup and work out all the lead-ins,
Jack is in the alley selling tickets made in Hong Kong,
Promoter’s in the pay box wondering where the band’s gone,
Back in the pub the governor stops the clock,
Rock is dead, they say,
Long live rock.

Long live rock, I need it every night,
Long live rock, come on and join the line,
Long live rock, be it dead or alive.

longliverockIILandslide, rocks are falling,
Falling down ‘round our very heads,
We tried but you were yawning,
Look again, rock is dead, rock is dead, rock is dead.
The place is really jumping to the Hiwatt amps,
‘Til a 20-inch cymbal fell and cut the lamps,
In the blackout they dance right into the aisle,
And as the doors fly open even the promoter smiles,

Someone takes his pants off and the rafters knock,
Rock is dead, they say,
Long live rock, long live rock, long live rock.
Long live rock, long live rock, long live rock,
Long live rock, long live rock, long live rock.

Easy Now -Eric Clapton

Ter calma é sempre bom. Ter a chance de dar valor aos sentimentos alheios é um dom que poucos têm.

Easy Now
Eric Clapton

Holding you, you holding me,
Everyone could see we were in ecstasy.
Making love against the wall,
Feeling very small when we didn’t need to be.

Easy now; don’t let my love flow out of you.
Please remember that I want you to come too.

Oh my darling, help me please.
When I’m without you I fall down and graze my knees.
I look so funny and I feel sad,
Your love is all I’ve ever had, so please don’t tease.

Chorus

Yesterday, you know tomorrow,
Could it be I’ll have to borrow someone new?
I know that I’m the one to blame,
But all the same, there must be something you can do.

Mais uma dos Beatles – For No One

Para não deixar morrer o assunto da semana, aqui vai a letra de uma das canções do início da fase adulta da dupla John  Lennon e Paul McCartney. For No One é uma das belas melodias criadas pela dupla (McCartney na maior parte) e uma das letras mais adultas e tristes de todo o catálogo dos Beatles.

Sem dúvida, os caras sabiam o que faziam.

For No One
Lennon/McCartney

Your day breaks, your mind aches,
You find that all her words of kindness linger on,
When she no longer needs you.

She wakes up, she makes up,
She takes her time and doesn’t feel she has to hurry,
She no longer needs you.

And in her eyes you see nothing,
No sign of love behind the tears cried for no one,
A love that should have lasted years.

You want her, you need her,
And yet you don’t believe her,
When she says her love is dead,
You think she needs you.

And in her eyes you see nothing,
No sign of love behind the tears cried for no one,
A love that should have lasted years.

You stay home, she goes out,
She says that long ago she knew someone but now,
He’s gone, she doesn’t need him.

Your day breaks, your mind aches,
There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head,
You won’t forget her.

And in her eyes you see nothing,
No sign of love behind the tears cried for no one,
A love that should have lasted years.

A fé move montanhas?

Nunca fui tão otimista para acreditar que a fé pode tudo, da mesma forma que nunca fui tão discrente para duvidar disso. Só sei que rezar apenas não melhora ninguém.

Abaixo uma pequena prece.

Running On Faith
Jerry Lynn Williams

Lately I’ve been running on faith
What else can a poor boy do?
But my world will be right
When love comes over you

Lately I’ve been talking in my sleep
I can’t imagine what I’d have to say
Except my world will be right
When love comes back your way

I’ve always been
One to take each and every day
Seems like by now
I’d find a love who cares just for me

Then we’d go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you

Then we’d go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you
When love comes over you


Chutado da cabeça aos pés

pe na bunda1Algumas canções são tão bonitas que não merecem ficar escondidas no Lado B de um compacto ou como faixa extra de um CD single. Alguns gênios parecem precisar que vasculhemos suas obras para encontrar o que queremos dizer.

O mestre dos mestres das canções de amor ocasionalmente também fala das desilusões que temos pelo caminho.

Vida longa, Paul McCartney.

Kicked Around No More
Paul McCartney

Take my blessings with you when you go,
I don’t wanna know no more.
Head to toe, from top to bottom
I’ve been kicked around,
Don’t wanna be kicked around no more

I’ll be thinking of you when you go,
Take a walk along the shore.
Why should I pretend that nothing is the matter now?
Don’t wanna be kicked around no more

My life could be so sweet,
I can’t remember when I started running.
The water underneath the bridge can’t keep a secret,
She’s still running home.

Take my blessing with you when you go,
To the next one you adore, ooh.
Head to toe, from top to bottom
I’ve been kicked around,
Ain’t gonna be kicked around no more

Don’t wanna be kicked around,
Ain’t gonna be kicked around,
Don’t wanna be kicked around no more.

My life could be so sweet,
I can’t remember when I started running.
The water underneath the bridge can’t keep a secret,
I’m not running now.

Take my blessing with you when you go,
I don’t wanna know no more.
Head to toe, from top to bottom
I’ve been kicked around,
Don’t wanna be kicked around no more

And in the End, the Love You Take is Equal to the Love You Make

abbay road 1Algumas frases são românticas, outras épicas, algumas são profundas, outras simples, bonitas, diretas. Português é uma língua rica, complexa, que permite esse tipo de construção. Muito mais difícil é criar frases com essas características em um idioma tão mais pobre como o inglês.

Não é fácil ler ou ouvir algo em inglês e dizer: “Que coisa bonita!”. Normalmente é preciso entender o sentido ou a imagem criada. São poucos os que têm um domínio do simples/sofisticado/de bom gosto suficiente para nos emocionar com algo que pode ser entendido em qualquer hemisfério.

Assim como na música, alguns artistas e alguns períodos parecem mesmo terem sido abençoados. Não pode ser coincidência que todos lembrem de alguém (e gostem) nos quatro cantos do Planeta, sem que algo de muito diferente faça parte do pacote dessa pessoa/artista.

abbay road 6

Os anos 60 foram especiais. Infelizmente não os vivi, mas até hoje ouço e vejo o seu legado. Principalmente na música, parece que todos foram tocados por algum tipo de mágica. Só isso pode explicar Hendrix, Townshend, Stones, Byrds, Clapton, Bruce, Moon, os Johns (Sebastian  e Phillips), Crosby, Nash e todos os outros (sem citar os brasileiros) que povoaram de talento aquela década. E, claro, de todos os que se destacaram no campo musical, na pole estão os Beatles. Duvido que algum outro grupo venha a ter a mesma combinação de talentos e uma produção tão diversa e qualificada como a da banda de Liverpool.

abbay road 4And in the End, the Love You Take is Equal to the Love You Make é a última frase da última canção (listada na capa) do último disco gravado pelos Beatles. Estou falando de disco – no caso LP e não relançamentos, CDs ou similares. Abbey Road não foi o último disco lançado pelo grupo (foi Let it Be), mas foi o último a ser grabado por eles.

Como se pode ver pelas fotos da famosa travessia da rua do mesmo nome, onde fica o estúdio da EMI, o clima entre eles não era bom, a falta de paciência e saco era total, os desentendimentos constantes e o fim iminente. Isso serve apenas para tornar mais enigmática e para mostrar como tinham os pés no chão. Afinal, é quase uma declaração de amor rara de fazer durante o processo de separação.

Não importa se na voz de Cassia Eller ou Paul McCartney, ouvir essa frase faz pensar e querer que todos fizessem o mesmo.

Se tudo correu bem…..

…esse post foi publicado após minha saída do show do Skank no Vivo Rio (crítica em breve).

Para brindar o momento, duas lindas letras do grupo.

Balada do Amor Inabalável

Composição: Samuel Rosa / Fausto Fawcett

Eu levo essa canção
De amor dançante
Prá você lembrar de mim
Seu coração lembrar de mim…

Na confusão do dia-a-dia
No sufoco de uma dúvida
Na dor de qualquer coisa…

É só tocar essa balada
De swing inabalável
Que é o oásis pr’o amor
Eu vou dizendo
Na seqüência bem clichê
Eu preciso de você…

Darará! Dararumdá Darará!
Dararumdá! Darumdá!
Darumdá! Darumdá!…

É força antiga do espírito
Virando convivência
De amizade apaixonada
Sonho, sexo, paixão
Vontade gêmea de ficar
E não pensar em nada…

Planejando
Prá fazer acontecer
Ou simplesmente
Refinando essa amizade
Eu vou dizendo
Na sequência bem clichê
Eu preciso de você…

Darará! Dararumdá Darará!
Dararumdá! Darumdá!
Darumdá! Darumdá!…

Mesmo que a gente se separe
Por uns tempos ou quando
Você quiser lembrar de mim
Toque a balada
Do Amor Inabalável
Swing de amor nesse planeta…

Mesmo que a gente se separe
Por uns tempos ou quando
Você quiser lembrar de mim
Toque a balada
Seja antes ou depois
Eterna Love Song de nós dois…

Eu levo essa canção
De amor dançante
Prá você lembrar de mim
Seu coração lembrar de mim
Na confusão do dia-a-dia
No sufoco de uma dúvida
Na dor de qualquer coisa…

Darará! Dararumdá Darará!
Dararumdá! Darumdá!
Darumdá! Darará!
Darará! Dararumdá Darará!
Dararumdá! Darumdá!
Darumdá! Darará!
Dararumdá! Darumdá!
Darumdá! Darará!…

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Um Mais Um

Composição: Samuel Rosa / Rodrigo F. Leão

Éramos nós
Éramos nós
Um mais um
Éramos mais
Que só dois

Éramos um
Feito de dois
Mais que nós dois
Nunca então sós

Eu era eu
Quando era nela
Ela em mim
Como ela era

Éramos um
Feito de dois
Mais que nós
Nunca então sós

Soma sem subtração
Múltiplos sem divisão
Dois que se amavam então
Éramos multidão

E na matemática torta
Da vida aqui sem ela
Dois menos um é zero
Eu não sou nada do que eu era