jueves, 28 de mayo de 2009

while you were sleeping - elvis perkins





while you were sleeping
your babies grew
the stars shined
and the shadows moved
time flew
the phone rang
there was a silence
when the kitchen sang
its songs competed
like kids for space
we stared for hours
in our maker's face
they gave us picks
said go mine the sun
and go gold
and come back when you're done

while you were sleeping
you tossed
you turned
you rolled your eyes as
the world burned
the heavens fell
the earth quaked
I thought you must be
but you weren't awake
no you were dreaming
you ignored the sun
you grew your power garden
for your little ones
and you found brides
for them on christmas eve
they hung young cain
from the adam trees
and danced

while you were sleeping
I tossed and I turned too
I closed my eyes
but the future burned through
the planet turned our hair gray
as I relived the day

while you were sleeping
the money died
machines were harmless
and the earth sighed
through the wind
you slept sound
and gravity caught my love around
the oceans rose
sang about decay
while witches flew
and the mermaids stayed
full of dreams
you overslept
and keeping with the quiet
through the walls I crept

I walked on tiptoe
sent darkness swirling over all the kitchen
in the early morning
I'll never catch up to you
who sleeps so sound
my arms are useless
my heart beats too loud
to go to sleep
my mind's too proud to bow out

while you were sleeping
the time changed
all your things were rearranged
your vampire mirrors face to face
they saw forever out into space
and found you dreaming in black and white
while it rained in all the colors of the night
I watched the TVs
memories
championships
vanished to sea
could it be
my honey between you and me

so I waited for the riddled sky
to be solved again by sunrise
and I've made a death suit for life
for my father's ill widowed wife
did you have that strangest dream before you woke
cos in your gown you had the butterfly stroke
did it escape you like some half told joke?
when you reached for your plume of smoke

it'll haunt you
my honey bee
anyone who is anyone
has that same dream
were you falling
were you flying
and were you calling out
or were you dying

thank god you're up now
let's stay this way
else there'll be no mornings
and no more days
cos when we're dreaming
our babies grow
the sun shines
and the shadows flow
time flies
the phone rings
there is a silence
and everybody tries to sing




lo siento, quería ser variada, pero me encanta este tipo...

2 comentarios:

Alex dijo...

Quisiera ser original y decir que lo conozco, pero lo cierto es que no es así. La canción me ha gustado, con Letterman como "telonero".

jordim dijo...

Buen tema.