quarta-feira, 26 de maio de 2004

E que tal uma história de amor...

Pertence a uma canção do novo albúm da Divine Comedy, o projecto de Neil Hannon. O que começa por ser uma banal história de amor, do tipo "boy meets girl at night", afinal vem a ter um final muito diferente do habitual e que não vou contar para não estragar a piada. E também para obrigar-vos a ler, claro. Ah... e se puderem ouçam a canção. Tem uma daquelas melodias, capaz de transformar o mais bruto dos homens no ser mais gentil à face da terra. Simplesmente deliciosa.

Our mutual friend

No matter how I try
I just can't get her out of my mind
And when I sleep I visualise her.
I saw her in the pub.
I met her later at the night club.
A mutual friend introduced us.
We talked about the noise
And how it's hard to hear your own voice
Above the beat and the sub-bass.
We talked and talked for hours.
We talked in the back of our friend's car
As we all went back to his place.

On our friend's settee
She told me that she really liked me
And I said "cool, the feeling's mutual".
We played old 45's
I said "it's like the soundtrack to our lives"
And she said "true it's not unusual".
Then privately we danced
But couldn't seem to keep our balance.
A drunken haze had come upon us.
We sank down to the floor and we sang
A song that I can't sing any more.
And then we kissed and fell unsconscious.

I woke up the next day all alone but for a headache.
I stumbled out to find the bathroom.
But all I found was her
Wrapped another lover.
No longer then is he our mutual friend.

Written by Neil Hannon.

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