lunes, 3 de abril de 2017

A Pair Of Brown Eyes, The Pogues 1985

Empezamos la semana desempolvando el primer single de The Pogues que se coló en el top100 de las listas británicas en 1985, A Pair Of Brown Eyes. La canción está compuesta por Shane MacGowan y el videoclip estaba dirigido por el cineasta británico Alex Cox (director del biopic Sid & Nancy) y pintaba una Gran Bretaña muy parecida al 1984 de Orwell, con Margaret Tatcher en el papel de gran hermano.
En el video aparece en un cameo Elvis Costello, su productor musical en aquella época.

One summer evening drunk to hell
I stood there nearly lifeless
An old man in the corner sang
Where the water lilies grow
And on the jukebox johnny sang
About a thing called love
And its how are you kid and whats your name
And how would you bloody know? 
In blood and death neath a screaming sky
I lay down on the ground
And the arms and legs of other men
Were scattered all around
Some cursed, some prayed, some prayed then cursed
Then prayed and bled some more
And the only thing that I could see
Was a pair of brown eyes that was looking at me
But when we got back, labeled parts one to three
There was no pair of brown eyes waiting for me

And a rovin a rovin a rovin Ill go
For a pair of brown eyes

I looked at him he looked at me
All I could do was hate him
While ray and philomena sang
Of my elusive dream
I saw the streams, the rolling hills
Where his brown eyes were waiting
And I thought about a pair of brown eyes
That waited once for me
So drunk to hell I left the place
Sometimes crawling sometimes walking
A hungry sound came across the breeze
So I gave the walls a talking
And I heard the sounds of long ago
From the old canal
And the birds were whistling in the trees
Where the wind was gently laughing

And a rovin a rovin a rovin Ill go
For a pair of brown eyes

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