The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie

Viernes de nuevo. Bienvenido sea el fin de semana. Para celebrarlo David Robert Jones alias David Bowie nos canta The Man Who Sold the World, una canción escrita  y grabada por él en el album homónimo de 1970.  Por cierto las malas lenguas dicen que tomó prestados “algunos” versos, o mejor dicho, hubo cierta influencia del poema Antigonish de Hughes Mearns que dice así:

Antigonish

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away

Ahora, el video y la letra de Bowie.

gracias mastert316

The Man Who Sold The World

We passed upon the stairs, we spoke of was and when
Although I wasn’t there, he said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone, a long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You’re face to face
With the Man Who Sold The World

I laughed and shook his hand, and made my way back home
I searched a foreign land, for years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazely stare, we walked a million years
we must have died alone, a long long time ago

Who knows? not me
we never lost control
You’re face to face
With the Man who Sold the World

Who knows? not me
we never lost control
You’re face to face
With the Man who Sold the World

Por cierto muy buena la versión que hizo Nirvana en su MTV Unplugged en el año 1995.

Aqui el video cortesia de NirvanaVEVO

Actualización:

Había olvidado este video de un LP de 78 rpm de Glenn Miller interpretando The Little Man Who Wasn’t There también con versos del poema Antigonish cortesía  de Joans20thCentury.

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