lunes, 7 de mayo de 2012

i wanna sleep with common people, like you

Me encanta esta canción, sobre todo por la letra. Creo que a estas alturas no hace falta decir que Pulp es uno de los grupos con mejores letras, le pese a quien le pese.
Common people habla de una chica -rica y aspirante a artista al mismo tiempo- que quiere ser normal, hacer las cosas que la gente normal hace, ver lo que la gente normal ve, equivocarse como se equivoca la gente normal, vivir con gente normal... y dormir con gente normal.



She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge,
she studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College, that's where I caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded,
I said "In that case I'll have a rum and coke-cola".
She said "Fine" and in thirty seconds time she said "I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do, I want to sleep with common people
I want to sleep with common people like you".
Well what else could I do - I said "I'll see what I can do".
I took her to a supermarket,
I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there.
I said "Pretend you've got no money", she just laughed and said "Oh, you're so funny".
I said "Yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here".
Are you sure you want to live like common people,
you want to see whatever common people see,
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people like me?
But she didn't understand, she just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop, cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool, pretend you never went to school.
But still you'll never get it right, 'cos when you're laid in bed at night
watching roaches climb the wall, if you call your Dad he could stop it all.
You'll never live like common people,
you'll never do what common people do,
you'll never fail like common people,
you'll never watch your life slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw,
because there's nothing else to do.
Sing along with the common people,
sing along and it might just get you thru'.
Laugh along with the common people,
laugh along even though they're laughing at you and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool...
I want to live with common people like you, I want to live with common people like you, I want to live with common people like you, I want to live with common people like you, I want to live with common people like you, I want to live with common people... like you...

5 comentarios:

Alex Palahniuk dijo...

Los vi en Murcia el viernes, que vinieron. Pedazo de concierto el que ofrecieron, qué grande es Jarvis Cocker, por Dios.

Johnny dijo...

Temazo!!!

Anastasia dijo...

Alex Palahniuk...
qué envidia (de la sana), pero envidia al fin y al cabo.
Cuenta, cuenta...


Johnny...
pues sí, enorme.


Gracias a los dos por pasaros y besos.

lu dijo...

Me repito, pero... ¡TEMAZO! Las letras de Jarvis Cocker son extraordinarias, en el sentido de que son lo opuesto a lo ordinario, ¿me explico?

Besos, Anastasia!

Anastasia dijo...

Repítelo tantas veces como quieras, Lu, es un TEMAZO.
Y sí, te has explicado a la perfección. Y además estoy totalmente de acuerdo.

¡Un beso!