Bitter Sweet Simphony (The Verve)

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En verdade a vida é unha sinfonía agridoce, pero esta canción é unha declaración de principios e o video dos mellores en canto ao concepto: un home traza un camiño na vida e non o cambia pase o que pase. Ogallá ninguén tivera que abdicar nunca dos seus principios.

BITTER SWEET SIMPHONY
(THE VERVE)

Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mind
I am here in my mind
But I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mind
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,no,no,no,no,no(fading away)

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mind
I am here in my mind
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mind
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change it

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying to make ends meet
Trying to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah

You know I can’t change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mind
I am here in my mind
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mind
No, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mind
no, no, no, no, no,
I can’t change
Can’t change my body,
no, no, no

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
That you’ve ever been down
That you’ve ever been down

Wrapped up in books (Belle and Sebastian)

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A ilusión de calquera bibliotecario!!

WRAPPED UP IN BOOKS
(BELLE AND SEBASTIAN)

It was pretty bright, up on the rainbow bridge tonight
i could see into your window although you’re far away
you were racing in a car
beside a boy, you just don’t know if he is up for
what you have in mind
if he is up for what you have in mind
Change is on the cards, but this time it will be hard
but i never want to leave you
we’ve never had a fight
you should never split a pole
you should never split at all
i wish i had two paths that i could follow
i’d write the ending without any sorrow
I will say a prayer, just while you are sitting there
i will wrap my hands around you
i know it will be fine
we’ve got a fantasy affair
we didn’t get wet, we didn’t dare
our aspirations, are wrapped up in books
our inclinations are hidden in looks
Summer’s hastening on
i’m trying to get a feeling from the city
but i’ve been unfaithful
i’ve been travelling abroad
we’ve got a fantasy affair
we didn’t get wet, we didn’t dare
our aspirations, are wrapped up in books
our inclinations are hidden in looks.

Suedehead (Morrissey)

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Suedehead é unha das grandes cancións de Morrissey, pertencente ao seu primeiro disco en solitario Bona Drag. Para facer o video marchou á cidade natal de James Dean -unha das súas grandes obsesións-, a outra é Oscar Wilde, que coma el tiña sangre irlandesa e corazón inglés. O gusto por Wilde ao parecer herdouno da súa nai que era bibliotecaria.

SUEDEHEAD
(MORRISSEY)

Why do you come here ?
and why do you hang around ?
i’m so sorry
i’m so sorry
Why do you come here
when you know it makes things hard for me ?
when you know, oh
why do you come ?
why do you telephone ? (hmm…)
and why send me silly notes ?
i’m so sorry
i’m so sorry

why do you come here
when you know it makes things hard for me ?
when you know, oh
why do you come ?
you had to sneak into my room
‘just’ to read my diary
“it was just to see, just to see”
(all the things you knew i’d written about you…)
oh, so many illustrations
oh, but
i’m so very sickened
oh, i am so sickened now

oh, it was a good lay, good lay
it was a good lay, good lay
it was a good lay, good lay
oh
it was a good lay, good lay
it was a good lay, good lay
oh, it was a good lay, good lay
oh
oh, it was a good lay
it was a good lay
oh, a good lay
oh, it was a good lay
good lay, good lay
oh
it was a good lay
it was a good lay

Downtown (Petula Clark)

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En todos os discos de Petula Clark aparece este gran éxito de 1965. Eu o teño de son no móbil e así dificilmente te poden dar malas noticias. A letra moi bonita, claro.

DOWNTOWN
(PETULA CLARK)

When you’re alone
And life is making you lonely,
You can always go downtown
When you’ve got worries,
All the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, no finer place for sure

Downtown, everything’s waiting for you
(Downtown)

Don’t hang around
And let your problems surround you
There are movie shows downtown
Maybe you know
Some little places to go to
Where they never close downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossanova
You’ll be dancing with ’em too before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown where all the lights are bright,
Downtown, waiting for you tonight
Downtown, you’re gonna be alright now
(Downtown, downtown)

Downtown
(Downtown)

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along

So, maybe I’ll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, don’t wait a minute more
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you

Downtown (downtown) downtown (downtown)
Downtown (downtown) downtown (downtown)

I can´t help myself (Four Tops)

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Aínda que penso que a canción é de The Temptations esta versión dos Four Tops reúne todas as bondades do son que o selo Motown espallou polo mundo. Este grupo de soul que mantivo unha sana rivalidade cos anteriormente mencionados nos mostra o que se entende por música popular en letras maiúsculas e ademais nº 1 nas listas de vendas dos EE.UU. en 1965.
Quedádevos coa coreografía, impagable.

I CAN´T HELP MYSELF
(FOUR TOPS)

Oooooooooooooooh!
sugar pie, honey bunch
you know that i love you
i can’t help myself
i love you and nobody else
In and out my life(in and out my life)
you come and you go(you come and you go)
leaving just your picture behind….(ooh)
and i’ve kissed it a thousand times(ooh)
when you snap your finger, or wink you eye,
i come a-running to you
i’m tied to your apron strings,
and there’s nothing that i can do
I can’t help myself,
no, i can’t help myself,
’cause, sugar pie honey bunch
i’m weaker than a man should be
i can’t help myself
i’m a fool in love ‘ya see
Wanna tell you i don’t love you,
tell you that we’re through
and i try….
but ev’ry time i see your face,
i get all choked up inside
when i call your name,
girl, it starts to flame
burning in my heart,
tearing it all apart..
no matter how i try
my love i cannot hide….
’cause sugar pie honey bunch
you know that i’m waiting for you(waiting for you)
i can’t help myself
i love you and nobody else
Sugar pie honey bunch
i’d do anything you ask me to(ask me to)
i can’t help myself
i want you and nobody else
Sugar pie, honey bunch
you know that i love you(i dooo)
i can’t help myself…
no… i can’t help myself

Rain and Tears (Aphrodite´s child)

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Demis Roussos é un cantante grego nado en Alexandria, coma tantos outros gregos emigrados a Exipto, que nos anos setenta e comezos dos oitenta tivo bastante éxito no noso país. Os que o coñecemos asociamos á súa imaxe á de un tipo orondo cunha túnica ate os pés; mais antes de gañar peso como nos pasa a todos, foi delgado e ata lanzal, se se quere. Era o cantante dun grupo de rock progresivo que se facía chamar Aphrodite´s child e esta canción é un dos seus grandes éxitos. O home que toca os teclados é outro grego ilustre, se cadra algún xa o coñecíchedes, non é Pericles nin Solón, é Vangelis, o compositor da música de Carros de lume que tanto sonou este verán nas Olimpiadas e tamén de Blade Runner, cuio tema central serve de banda sonora de inicio ao programa de Televisión Española En Portada. Precisamente nesta última película dirixida por Ridley Scott participa o propio Demis Roussos na banda por mediación do seu amigo Vangelis.

RAIN AND TEARS
(APHRODITE´S CHILD)

Rain and tears, are the same,
but in the sun,
you’ve got to play the game.

When you cry in winter time,
you can pretend,
it’s nothing but the rain.

How many times I’ve seen,
tears coming from your blue eyes.

Rain and tears, are the same,
but in the sun,
you’ve got to play the game.

Give me an answer of love,
(oohhh)
I need an answer of love,
(oohhh)
Rain and tears, in the sun,
But in your heart,
you feel the rainbow waves.

Rain and tears,
both I shun,
for in my heart there ‘ll never be a sun.

Rain and tears, are the same,
but in the sun,
you’ve got to play the game.

Alfonsina y el mar (Mercedes Sosa)

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Félix Luna e Ariel Ramírez firman esta canción que para sempre estará unida a gran Mercedes Sosa. Seguro que tendes lido poemas ben peores ao longo dos vosos anos de estudantes. Unha xoia de catro minutos e medio que a moitos aínda nos emociona cando a escoitamos.

ALFONSINA Y EL MAR
(MERCEDES SOSA)

Por la blanda arena
que lame el mar
su pequeña huella
no vuelve más
un sendero solo
de pena y silencio llegó
hasta el agua profunda
un sendero solo
de penas mudas llegó
hasta la espuma.
Sabe dios qué angustia
te acompañó
qué dolores viejos
calló tu voz
para recostarte
arrullada en el canto
de las caracolas marinas
la canción que canta
en el fondo oscuro del mar
la caracola.
Te vas alfonsina
con tu soledad
¿qué poemas nuevos
fuíste a buscar?
una voz antigüa
de viento y de sal
te requiebra el alma
y la está llevando
y te vas hacia allá
como en sueños dormida,
alfonsina vestida de mar.
Cinco sirenitas
te llevarán
por caminos de algas
y de coral
y fosforescentes
caballos marinos harán
una ronda a tu lado
y los habitantes
del agua van a jugar
pronto a tu lado.
Bájame la lámpara
un poco más
déjame que duerma
nodriza, en paz
y si llama él
no le digas nunca que estoy
di que me he ido.
Te vas alfonsina
con tu soledad
¿qué poemas nuevos
fuiste a buscar?
una voz antigüa
de viento y de sal
te requiebra el alma
y la está llevando
y te vas hacia allá
como en sueños dormida,
alfonsina vestida de mar.

Alma Matters (Morrisey)

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En 1997 Morrissey edita Maladjusted. Producido por Steve Lillywhite para o selo independente MERCURY, é un dos bos discos do británico en solitario. Quedádevos coa letra.

ALMA MATTERS
(MORRISSEY)

So: the choice i have made
may seem strange to you
but who asked you, anyway?
it’s my life to wreck
my own way
You see: to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
in part, and in whole
because to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
in part, and in whole

so the life i have made
may seem wrong to you
but, i’ve never been surer
it’s my life to ruin
my own way

you see : to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
in part, and in whole
because to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
in part, and in whole

to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
part, and in whole
so to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
alma matters
in mind, body and soul
part, and in whole

to someone, somewhere, oh yeah …
oh yeah …
oh yeah, oh yeah
oh yeah …

Starman (David Bowie)

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Esta canción pertence ao artista global David Bowie, a meirande parte do alumnado non lles soará de nada este cantante que tiña -e ten- un ollo de cadansúa cor, que foi protagonista da película de Nagisha Oshima Feliz Nadal, Mr. Lawrence e que fixo unha chea de cousas máis. Esta é unha das súas grandes cancións.

STARMAN
(DAVID BOWIE)

Goodbye love
Didn’t know what time it was the lights were low oh how
I leaned back on my radio oh oh
Some cat was layin down some rock n roll lotta soul, he said
Then the loud sound did seem to fade a ade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase ha hase
That werent no d.j. that was hazy cosmic jive

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hed like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hes told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone so I picked on you ho ho
Hey, that’s far out so you heard him too! o o
Switch on the tv we may pick him up on channel two
Look out your window I can see his light a ight
If we can sparkle he may land tonight a ight
Don’t tell your poppa or hell get us locked up in fright

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hed like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hes told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Starman waiting in the sky
Hed like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
Hes told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la…

We Belong (Pat Benatar)

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Esta canción só é apta para os nostálxicos dos oitenta ou para os que sexan tan novos que nunca escoitaran falar desta muller. Naqueles anos atopábase xente con estas “pintas” polas rúas e tamén nos institutos.

WE BELONG
(PAT BENATAR)

We belong, we belong to the light
Many times Ive tried to tell you
Many times Ive cried alone
Always Im surprised how well you
Cut my feelings to the bone

Dont want to leave you really
Ive invested too much time
To give you up that easy
To the doubts that complicate your mind

Chorus:
We belong to the light
We belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words
We´ve both fallen under
Whatever we deny or embrace
For worse or for better
We belong, we belong
We belong together

Maybe its a sign of weakness
When I dont know what to say
Maybe I just wouldnt know
What to do with my strength anyway
Have we become a habit
Do we distort the facts
Now theres no looking forward
Now theres no turning back
When you say

(chorus)
Close your eyes and try to sleep now
Close your eyes and try to dream
Clear your mind and do your best
To try and wash the palette clean
We cant begin to know it
How much we really care
I hear your voice inside me
I see your face everywhere
Still you say

(chorus)