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

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 …

The Lazy Sunbathers (Morrissey)

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Esta canción é o penúltimo corte do seu disco Vauxhall and I unha canción que recolle moito do xeito de cantar de Morrisey de sempre, aloumiñandonos coa súa voz, moito mellor agora.

THE LAZY SUNBATHERS
(MORRISSEY)

A world war
was announced
days ago
but they didn’t know
the lazy sunbathers
the lazy sunbathers
The sun burns through
to the planet’s core
and it isn’t enough
they want more

nothing
appears
to be
between the ears of
the lazy sunbathers
too jaded
to question stagnation
the sun burns through
to the planet’s core
and it isn’t enough
they want more

religions fall
children shelled
“…children shelled ? that’s all
very well, but would you
please keep the noise
down low ?
because you’re waking
the lazy sunbathers …”
oh, the lazy sunbathers
the lazy sunbathers

The more you ignore me, the closer I get (Morrisey)

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Eu non entendo moito pero Vauxhall and I se me antolla un dos mellores discos de Morrissey, senón o mellor despos de Bona Drag a lo menos ata 1994, que é cando se edita. O título do disco ten que ver con aquel anuncio publicitario dos oitenta que dicia “Mi corsa y yo”, ao modelo corsa de Opel en Gran Bretaña chamábanlle Vauxhall.

THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET
(MORRISSEY)

The more you ignore me
the closer i get
you’re wasting your time
the more you ignore me
the closer i get
you’re wasting your time
I will be
in the bar
with my head
on the bar
i am now
a central part
of your mind’s landscape
whether you care
or do not
yeah, i’ve made up your mind

the more you ignore me
the closer i get
you’re wasting your time
the more you ignore me
the closer i get
you’re wasting your time

beware !
i bear more grudges
than lonely high court judges
when you sleep
i will creep
into your thoughts
like a bad debt
that you can’t pay
take the easy way
and give in
yeah, and let me in
oh, let me in
oh let me …
oh, let me in
it’s war
it’s war
it’s war
it’s war
it’s war
war
war
war
war
oh, let me in
ah, the closer i get
ah, you’re asking for it
ah, the closer i get
ooh, the closer i …

My love life (Morrissey)

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Unha das mellores cancións de Morrissey, cando aínda tiña algo que dicir e contalo coma el somentes sabía.

MY LOVE LIFE
(MORRISSEY)

Aah …
come on to my house
come on and do something new
i know you love one person so
why can’t you love two ?

Aah …
give a little something
give a little something
to my love life
to my love life
my love life
oh …

aah …
i know you love one person so
why don’t you love two, love?
oh, love to …

give a little something
give a little something
to my love life
to my love life
my love life
oh …

i know you love one person so
why don’t you love two, love ?
love to …

oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
oh, give a …
love
love
aah …
love
love
aah …
i know you love
i know you love
i know you love
i know you love
oh, i know you love
i know you love
i know you love
aah …
love
love
oh, love
love
aah …
oh, i know you love
oh, i know you love
oh, i know you love
i know you love
i know you love
aah …
oh, i know you love
i know you love
i know you love
aah …

i know you love
come on to my house
aah …

Everyday Is Like Sunday (Morrissey)

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Cando Johnny Marr decide poñer fin á súa relación artística con Morrissey, The Smiths estaban mortos. Foi daquela cando Morrissey inicia a súa carreira en solitario que chega ata os nosos días. O seu primeiro disco foi Bona Drag no que aínda colaborou con el o baixista e o batería do seu anterior grupo. Nese disco hai algunhas das súas grandes cancións, entre elas esta que recomendamos agora. As letras de Morrissey son do mellor da música rock -lle pese a quen lle pese- e esta en concreto unha auténtica xoia.

EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
(MORRISSEY)

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench
Where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon – come Armageddon!
Come Armageddon! Come!
Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard:
“How I Dearly Wish I Was Not Here”
In this seaside town
That they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come Nuclear Bomb!
Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Trudging back over pebbles and sand
And a strange dust lands on your hands
And on your face
On your face..

Everyday is like Sunday
“Win Yourself A Cheap Tray”
Share some grease-tea with me
Everyday is silent and grey

ÁLBUM: Bona Drag

There is a light that never goes out (The Smiths)

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Como di Luís Troquel, esta canción recolle catro dos máis fermosos minutos da historia do pop. Un himno dos anos 80 e tamén unha fermosa canción de amor.

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT
(THE SMITHS)

Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
And they’re young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one
Anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and I
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their
Home, and I’m welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
(But then a strange fear gripped me and I
Just couldn’t ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one, da …
Oh, I haven’t got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Oh, There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

ÁLBUM: The Queen is dead (1986)

The boy with the thorn in his side (The Smiths)

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En xuño de 1986 The Smiths publica un dos seus discos máis senlleiros e que cimentaron a súa fama ao longo dos anos oitenta do século pasado. The Queen is Dead recolle todo o bo que o grupo de Manchester aportou á música pop; o álbum que chegou a ter como título provisional Margaret On The Guillotine -en clara alusión a Margaret Thatcher, que por aquela estaba a destruir o estado social en Gran Bretaña e que tan bós epígonos ten no noso país- contén algunhas das cancións que calquera asocia co conxunto, entre elas There is a light that never goes out, un dos himnos do grupo ou esta que nos ocupa, onde Johnny Marr imparte un dos seus maxisterios coa guitarra na man. A desfrutar!!

THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE
(THE SMITHS)

The boy with the thorn in his side
Behind the hatred there lies
A murderous desire for love
How can they look into my eyes
And still they don’t believe me?
How can they hear me say those words
Still they don’t believe me?
And if they don’t believe me now
Will they ever believe me?
And if they don’t believe me now
Will they ever, they ever, believe me?
Oh …

The boy with the thorn in his side
Behind the hatred there lies
A plundering desire for love
How can they see the Love in our eyes
And still they don’t believe us?
And after all this time
They don’t want to believe us
And if they don’t believe us now
Will they ever believe us?
And when you want to Live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?

Oh …
Oh no …
Oh …
La …

ÁLBUM: The Queen is dead (1986)

Ask (The Smiths)

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The World Won´t Listen foi o quinto disco the Smiths, editado coma os precedentes no selo Rouhg Trade, foi outro recopilatorio de singles e caras B que acadou o número 2 nas listas de vendas en Gran Bretaña. En 1987 o grupo xa estaba asentado e Ask foi e é un auténtico himno para todos aqueles que somos tímidos e que fomos adolescentes hai xa moitos anos.

ASK
(THE SMITHS)

Shyness is nice, and
shyness can stop you
from doing all the things in life
you’d like to
Shyness is nice, and
shyness can stop you
from doing all the things in life
you’d like to

So, if there’s something you’d like to try
if there’s something you’d like to try
ask me – i won’t say “no” – how could i ?

Coyness is nice, and
coyness can stop you
from saying all the things in
life you’d like to

So, if there’s something you’d like to try
if there’s something you’d like to try
ask me – i won’t say “no” – how could i ?

Spending warm summer days indoors
writing frightening verse
to a buck-toothed girl in luxembourg

ask me, ask me, ask me
ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it’s not love
then it’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
that will bring us together

nature is a language – can’t you read ?
nature is a language – can’t you read ?

So … ask me, ask me, ask me
ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it’s not love
then it’s the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
that will bring us together

If it’s not love
then it’s the bomb
then it’s the bomb
that will bring us together

so … ask me, ask me, ask me
ask me, ask me, ask me
oh, la …

This charming man (The Smiths)

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En novembro de 1984 The Smiths editan seu segundo disco. Hatful of Hollow é un recopilatorio de singles e caras B. Daquela Morrissey mostraba o seu apoio a un grupo de activistas que baixo o nome de “cuña vermella”, protestaban contra as políticas levadas a cabo en Gran Bretaña pola ultraconservadora Margaret Thatcher, en especial contra os mineiros que protagonizaron diferentes folgas. Este disco recolle tamén unha selección das súas míticas sesións radiofónicas para a BBC 1 nos shows de John Peel e David Jennsen. En concreto esta canción foi grabada o 14 de setembro de 1983 no programa de John Jennsen xunto con Back To the Old House, Still Ill e a inédita This Night Has Opened My eyes.

THIS CHARMING MAN
(THE SMITHS)

Punctured bicycle
on a hillside desolate
will nature make a man of me yet?
when in this charming car
this charming man

why pamper life’s complexities
when the leather runs smooth
on the passenger seat?

I would go out tonight
but i haven’t got a stitch to wear
this man said “it’s gruesome
that someone so handsome should care”

A jumped-up pantry boy
who never knew his place
he said “return the rings”
he knows so much about these things
he knows so much about these things

I would go out tonight
but i haven’t got a stitch to wear
this man said “it’s gruesome
that someone so handsome should care”
oh, la-la, la-la, la-la, this charming man …
oh, da-da, da-da, da-da, this charming man …

A jumped-up pantry boy
who never knew his place
he said “return the ring”
he knows so much about these things
he knows so much about these things
he knows so much about these things