sábado, 4 de julio de 2009

Johnny Cash: el hombre vestido de negro

MAN IN BLACK
Well, you wonder why i always dress in black,
why you never see bright colors on my back,
and why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone,
well, there's a reason for the things that i have on.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
i wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
but is there because he's a victim of the times.
I wear the black for those who never read,
or listened to the words that Jesus said,
about the road to happiness through love and charity,
why, you'd think he's talking straight to you and me.
Well, we're doin' mighty fine, i do suppose,
in our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
but just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
up front there ought 'a be a man in black.
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
for the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
i wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
each week we lose a hundred fine young men.
And, i wear it for the thousands who have died,
believen' that the lord was on their side,
i wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
believen' that we all were on their side.
Well, there's things that never will be right i know,
and things need changin' everywhere you go,
but 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
you'll never see me wear a suit of white.
Ah, i'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
and tell the world that everything's ok,
but i'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'till things are brighter, i'm the man in black

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No, no es una canción de hoy, pero sí es una canción para hoy. Fue escrita y cantada por primera vez en 1971. Pero es una canción intemporal. Me encanta escucharla de vez en cuando. Y hoy me apetecía compartirla.

4 comentarios:

Imaia dijo...

Muy acertada la canción. Escuchándola es una buena manera de emepzar el día

Alain Coloma dijo...

Le conocí en su videografía, En la cuerda floja, interpretado por un excelente Joaquin Phoenix y la verdad es que nada mas terminar la película me baje bastantes canciones suyas. Sentí la necesidad de vivir esa época. Una excelente película, una excelente interpretación.... sobre un excelente artista.

Sonja dijo...

simplemente genial!!!! solo Johnny Cash puede cantar así...

Milhaud dijo...

Johnny Cash es un auténtico mito en esto de la música. Se hizo poco a poco, supo evolucionar y tener a lo largo de sus carreras momentos que marcaron un antes y un después en la historia de la música.

Primero fue el country, luego sus coqueteos con el folk, y al final de su vida consiguió dar un nuevo concepto a la música acústica. Impresionante.