miércoles, 3 de noviembre de 2010

Things The Grandchildren Should Know


I go to bed real early
Everybody thinks it's strange
I get up early in the morning
No matter how disappointed I was with the day before
It feels new

I don't leave the house much
I don't like being around people
Makes me nervous and weird
I don't like going to shows, either
It's better for me to stay home
Some might think it means I hate people
But that's not quite right

I do some stupid things
But my heart's in the right place
And this I know

I got a dog, I take him for a walk
And all the people like to say hello
I'm used to staring down at the sidewalk cracks
I'm learning how to say hello
Without too much trouble

I'm turning out just like my father
Though I swore I never would
Now I can say that I have love for him
I never really understood
What it must have been like for him
Living inside his head

I feel like he's here with me now
Even though he's dead

It's not all good, and it's not all bad
Don't believe everything you read
I'm the only one who knows what it's like
So I thought I'd better tell you
Before I leave

So, in the end I'd like to say
That I'm a very thankful man
I tried to make the most of my situations
And enjoy what I had
I knew true love, and I knew passion
And the difference between the two
I had some regrets
But if I had to do it all again
Well, it's something I'd like to do

Mark O. Everett (Eels)

2 comentarios:

Superwoman dijo...

Me encanta la parte en que dice que se empieza a parecer a su padre, que es algo que juro nunca hacer... precisamente estoy en plena crisis de ello.
Un supersaludo

Elena dijo...

Hola, SW. No quiero estropearte la fiesta pero, respecto a los padres, se acaba dándoles la razón en casi todo. Con excepciones, claro. Pero es cierto que hay cosas que a los 30 no se ven igual que alos 60, aunque a los 30 (en realidad desde los 0 años!) se suele pensar que poseemos la verdad absoluta y los equivocados son los otros.

Pero evolucionar, y ver que cada vez sabes menos y te pareces más a los que te precedieron, creo que es de sabios. O, al menos, realista.

Por cierto, no está nada mal la música de este payo.