domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

Nº 3 NILSSON "Without You" ( 1972 )

 Sin tí ya mi vida tendrá poco sentido. El amor que se acaba y el lamento más profundo en forma de canción, sencilla y envolvente, pero de intenso contenido. Te dejé ir y ahora estoy absolutamente deshecho...
Nilsson (Harry) era estadounidense de Brooklyn que consiguió algunos importantes Hits mundiales, este que traigo a mis Canciones "Without You" es una de ellas, y que, curiosamente era original del grupo británico Badfinger que habían grabado un año antes, en 1970. Es en la versión de Nilsson cuando es número 1 mundial en 1971 con el sello RCA.
Harry Nilsson falleció en 1994 contando tan solo con 53 años.

La letra:
No I can't forget this evening
or your face as you were leaving
but I guess that's just the way the story goes
you always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
yes it shows

No I can't forget tomorrow
when I think of all my sorrow
when I had you there but then I let you go
and now it's only fair that I should let you know
what you should know

I can't live
if living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
I can't live
if living is without you
I can't give
I can't give anymore

Well I can't forget this evening
nor your face as you were leaving
but I guess that's just the way the story goes
you always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
yes it shows

I can't live
if living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
I can't live
if living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
(No I cant live)
(No I cant live)
I cant live
(No I cant live)
(No I cant live)
If living is without you
i cant live without you allan
(HAM, PETER WILLIAM / EVANS, THOMAS)

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domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

Nº 2 ROBERTA FLACK "Killing me softly with his song" 1973

ROBERTA FLACK es una de las grandes voces de soul que, desde la década de los 70 formó parte importante del panorama musical mundial. Compré el sencillo de Atlantic en 1973, año en que salía esa maravillosa "Killing me softly with his song", que llegó al Nº1 en el mercado norteamericano y estuvo 5 semanas instalado en el mismo.
En España obtuvo el mismo reconocimiento, y, Roberta fue una de las cantantes que más sonaron en las emisoras de radio y en las primeras discotecas de la época, donde esa canción era, sin duda, de lo más bailado...en la parte "agarrado" o lento. Seguramente para muchas parejas esa es su canción de amor.
En Estados Unidos, aparte numerosos premios de crítica y público, fué elegida CANCION DEL AÑO 1973.



LA LETRA

Strumming my pain with his fingers.
(Singing my life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)

I heard he sang a good song.
I heard he had a style.
And so I came to see him,
To listen for a while.
And there he was this young boy,
A stranger to my eyes.

(Strumming my pain with his fingers.)
(Singing my life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)

I felt all flushed with fever,
Embarrassed by the crowd.
I felt he found my letters,
And read each one out loud.
I prayed that he would finish,
But he just kept right on.

(Strumming my pain with his fingers.)
(Singing my life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)

He sang as if he knew me,
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In all my dark despair.
And then he looked right through me,
As if I wasn't there.
And he just kept on singing,
Singing clear and strong.

(Strumming my pain with his fingers.)
(Singing my life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)

Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
La-la-la-ah-la-la.
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh.
La ah ah, ahhhh.
Ahh-ah, ahh-ah, ah-ah-ahh.

(Strumming my pain with his fingers.)
(Singing my life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)

He was strumming my pain.
(Yeah, he was singing life.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Tellin' my whole life with his words.)
(Killing me softly with his song.)
(Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel)

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sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011

Nº1 ABBA "The winner takes it all" 1980

 El ganador se lo lleva todo, viene a decir esa maravillosa canción del grupo sueco ABBA. En plena etapa de su disolución como grupo en puertas, y, a nivel personal de pareja, el tema tiene ese sabor agridulce por las cosas vividas en común y la nostalgia de la separación mirando a un futuro desolador pero quizá balsámico...





LA LETRA
I don't wanna talk
About the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain.

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all...-

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