terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2008

Racing in the Streets

Recado para a Cora: Bruce Springsteen... chatinho? Ou, mais condescendentemente... meio chatinho?

Concedo que me deu desilusões, que deu. A fasquia estava demasiado alta. Tinha havido Born to Run, este Darkness on the Edge of Town, depois o magnífico The River (duplo), Nebraska decepcionou. Quando, em 1984 (o ano fatídico de Orwell), saiu Born in the USA, fiquei descontente, achei as músicas fáceis, imediatas, abaixo dele. Hoje... sorrio dessa minha impulsividade juvenil, desse meu instintivo recusar a mudança (Camões, Vergílio Ferreira), reconheço que algumas das músicas se transformaram em clássicos absolutos.

Olha-me bem nos olhos a ouvir isto e a ler esta letra... Ainda achas chatinho?

Isto para não falar das medonhas neuras que esta música me embalou... Muito se pode sofrer aos vinte e poucos anos...!

Racing in the Streets

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money got no strings attached
We shut `em up and then we shut `em down

Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow `em off in my first heat
Summer's here and the time is right
For goin' racin' in the street

We take all the action we can meet
And we cover all the northeast state
When the strip shuts down we run `em in the street
From the fire roads to the interstate
Some guys they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up
And go racin' in the street

Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow `em all out of their seats
Calling out around the world, we're going racin' in the street

I met her on the strip three years ago
In a Camaro with this dude from L.A.
I blew that Camaro off my back and drove that little girl away
But now there's wrinkles around my baby's eyes
And she cries herself to sleep at night
When I come home the house is dark
She sighs "Baby did you make it all right"
She sits on the porch of her daddy's house
But all her pretty dreams are torn
She stares off alone into the night
With the eyes of one who hates for just being born
For all the shut down strangers and hot rod angels
Rumbling through this promised land
Tonight my baby and me we're gonna ride to the sea
And wash these sins off our hands

Tonight tonight the highway's bright...

2 comentários:

  1. Hummmm
    Tentas que tentas...
    Ok... ele não é óbvio.
    Tem uma masculinidade, que confesso, me atrai... fala de algumas coisas que vão além do "basic"... Mas amiga... Ele não me COMOVE, no sentindo mais profundo da palavra. Does he moves you? Deeply? Then... I like him FOR THAT! :D

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