It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Eu curto demais REM. E não consigo esquecer a primeira vez em que, finalmente, eu consegui entender o que Michael Stipe dizia naquela velocidade maluca. E só consegui isso pois um amigo trouxe um DVD com um show deles, com legendas.
Não estranhem, isso foi há mais de 10 anos atrás e, apesar de hoje DVD ser coisa comum, na época era algo caro demais de se ter.
A questão, para mim, é que eu sempre fui fã demais da música, mas é que eu julgava a música revolucionária e, na verdade, ela é mais verborrágica.

Conhece a letra, não? Olha só:
That’s great! It starts with an earthquake;
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane,
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, Listen to yourself churn,
World serves its own needs,
Dummy serve your own needs.
Feed it off an ox, speak, grunt, no, strength,
The Ladder start to clatter witha fear
Fight down, height.
Wire in a fire representing seven games,
And a government for hire at a combat site;
Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies
Breathing down your neck.
Team by team reporters, baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped.
Look at that low plane.
Fine, Then.
Uh-oh. Overflow population, common food,
But it’ll do to save yourself, serve yourself.
World serves its own needs,
Listen to your heart beat,
Dummy with a rapture and the reverend and the right, right.
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light,
Feeling pretty psyched.

It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
And I feel fine

Six o’clock– T.V. hour
Don’t get caught in foreign towers.
Slash and burn, return.
Listen to yourself churn.
Lock it in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate.
Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive.
Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh,
This means no fear cavalier, renegade steer clear!
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies!
Offer me solutions, and offer me alternatives, and I decline!

It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
And I feel fine

The other night I dreamt of knives,
Continental drift divide,
Mountains sit in a line.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN,
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, BOOM!
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam, bug, net, right?
Right.

It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it
(It’s time I had some time alone)
And I feel fine…fine…

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2 comentários em “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

  1. naomi
    naomi 30/08/2008 em 9:23 pm

    si, eu leio aqui também, viu? e indico seu blog no post do blogday, 31/08/08.

    bjões!

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