11/15/06

BEING BORING


Há dias vi que Neil Tennant dos Pet Shop Boys colaborou no novo Rudebox do Robbie Williams. Eu nunca tive muita simpatia pelos Pet Shop Boys nem sabia que eles ainda estavam "no activo". A melhor canção dos Pet Shop Boys é Being Boring do álbum Behaviour.(Minha modesta opinião, claro, quem sou eu para afirmá-lo...) O título da canção parte de uma inspiração de empréstimo a Zelda, mulher de F. Scott Fitzgerald que terá escrito“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” A letra sobre ímpetos juvenis, amigos e tempos passados não deixa de ser uma celebração. Sempre foi uma das minhas canções predilectas.O video a preto e banco de Bruce Weber também. Não teve muito sucesso comercial mas gerou um forte culto. Vejam este site, por exemplo. Aqui fica a letra da canção, para cantarolar...
I came across a cache of old photos
And invitations to teenage parties
"Dress in white" one said, with quotations
From someone's wife, a famous writer
In the nineteen-twenties
When you're young you find inspiration
In anyone who's ever gone
And opened up a closing door
She said: "We were never feeling bored

'Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end

When I went I left from the station
With a haversack and some trepidation
Someone said: "If you're not careful
You'll have nothing left and nothing to care for
In the nineteen-seventies"
But I sat back and looking forward
My shoes were high and I had scored
I'd bolted through a closing door
I would never find myself feeling bored

'Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

Now I sit with different faces
In rented rooms and foreign places
All the people I was kissing
Some are here and some are missing
In the nineteen-nineties
I never dreamt that I would get to be
The creature that I always meant to be
But I thought in spite of dreams
You'd be sitting somewhere here with me

'Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

And we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
And we were never being boring
We were never being bored

'Cause we were never being boring
We were never being bored

2 comments:

40 said...

Obrigado pelo incentivo, Belinha.
E agradeço-lhe ter-se dado ao trabalho de visitar o meu "blog", provavelmente o mais amorfo de toda a "blogosfera".
Cumprimentos

40 said...

De facto, Belinha, tem toda a razão quanto à "receita" para popularizar um "blog".
Aliás, não é minha intenção, com "O Blog do Quarenta", agradar (ou desagradar) a quem quer que seja. Ou se gosta, ou não se gosta.
Mais uma vez, agradeço-lhe a atenção prestada.

Hasta la vista

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