miércoles, 7 de enero de 2009

between the bars - elliot smith



drink up, baby, stay up all night
the things you could do, you won't but you might
the potential you'll be, that you'll never see
the promises you'll only make

drink up with me now and forget all about the pressure of days
do what I say and I'll make you okay and drive them away
the images stuck in your head

people you've been before that you don't want around anymore
that push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

drink up, baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again between the bars where I'm seeing you
there with your hands in the air, waiting to finally be caught

drink up one more time and I'll make you mine
keep you apart deep in my heart separate from the rest
where I like you the best and keep the things you forgot

the people you've been before that you don't want around anymore
that push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still


hacía tiempo que no pensaba en esta canción, tan triste, tan bonita...

1 comentario:

Alex dijo...

Dios, me encanta esta canción. La utilicé en un viejo montaje dedicado a Donnie Smith (personaje de "Magnolia"). Hace un montón de años, vi a cantar a Elliot Smith en una ceremonia de los Oscar en la que tenía una canción nominada por "El Indomable Will Hunting". Recuerdo que iba vestido con un traje blanco y que su voz se entrecortaba con frecuencia. Es terriblemente tímido y aquella atención le abrumaba, pero salió del embrollo aunque no ganó el eunuco dorado, cosa que a él le importaba bien poco, supongo.