25 mar. 2013

Billy Bragg - "Tooth & Nail"

¿Es así el Cierzo?

¿Y si no hay nada, ninguna gran respuesta que encontrar?
Y sólo estamos de paso a través del tiempo
Deep down in the underground, atoms spinning round and round

Scientists monitor readings
Searching for the Holy Grail, the particle or at least the tale
Of the one who gives the universe its meaning.

                                                  But what if there's nothing, no big answer to find?                                                                                                                                                    
What if we're just passing through time?

No one knows nothing anymore
Nobody really knows the score
Nobody knows anything
Let's break it down and start again

What happens when the markets drop,
If the numbers really don't add up?
Everyone seeks the safe haven.
And as they contemplate their ruin,
The self-proclaimed smartest people in the room
Are trying very hard not to sound craven

But what if there's nothing, no pot of gold to find?
Only the blind leading the blind.

No one knows nothing anymore
Nobody really knows the score
Seems nobody knows anything
Let's break it down and start again

Let's stop pretending
We can manage our way out of here.
Let's stop defending the indefensible.
Let's stop relying on
The lecturing of the experts
Whose spin just makes our plight incomprehensible.

High up on a mountain top, somebody with a skinned crop
Is thinking deep thoughts for us all.
Serenity is all around, but if you listen you can hear the sound
Of one head being banged against the wall.

But what if our ancestors had stayed up in the trees
Who'd be sleeping weighed down by these worries?

No one knows nothing anymore
Nobody really knows the score
Since nobody knows anything
Let's break it down and start again


Parece ser que el disco se grabó cuando Billy pasaba por unos momentos de bajón anímico  Y esto se trasmite en sus canciones, más introspectivas  que de costumbre y llenas de melancolía .Llevaba cinco años desde el anterior trabajo, Mr. Love and Justice.Una producción sencilla pero efectiva y concisa por `parte de Joe Henry . Incluye una versión de Woody Guthrie,   I Aint Got no Home ". Para cuando nos recogemos al atardecer a descansar y preguntarnos por el sentido del día ya pasado.




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