O Sal da Língua

Sons organizados de forma a exprimirem uma grande variedade de emoções.

Archive for The National

Take 12

01 We will walk through walls: Electric President
02 California Dreamer: Wolf Parade
03 Alphabet: The Notwist
04 The Youth: MGMT
05 So Nice So Smart: Kimya Dawson
06 Lon Chaney: Vetiver
07 Talking Bird: Death Cab For Cutie
08 Of Monsters & Heroes & Men: James
09 Forever After Days: The National
10 Popular Culture: dEUS
11 Giving up the hero: Zita Swoon
12 The Fix: Elbow
13 New Woman, New Man: Madrugada
14 Homelife: Adam Green
15 Title Music From Merchant Ivory’s Film “The Householder”: Jyotirindra Moitra & Ustad Ali

Espelho d’alma #8

I have your good clothes in the car
So cut your hair so no one knows
I have your dreams and your teeth marks
And all my fingernails are painted

I’m here to take you now

You were right about the end
It didn’t make a difference
Everything I can remember
I remember wrong

How can anybody know
How they got to be this way
You must have known I’d do this someday
Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

I don’t have any questions
I don’t think it’s gonna rain
You were right about the end
It didn’t make a difference

I’m here to take you now

Out among the missing sons and daughters of the SoHo riots
Out among the missing sons and daughters of the SoHo riots

I’m here to take you now

How can anybody know
how they got to be this way
You must have known I’d do this someday
Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love

The National, Daughters of the Soho Riots (2005)

156 bpm, good times galore

“… deixemo-nos de pieguices, nós que, em segredo, as adoramos.”, António Lobo Antunes

Há momentos de êxtase difíceis de explicar, por mais que nos preparemos para eles. E depois fica-se neste impasse de não conseguir encontrar o modo de expressão adequado e de haver uma qualquer força a empurrar-nos para a frente do palco para fazermos uma macaquice qualquer. Algo que mostre que o momento é especial e que acabámos de testemunhar algo único.

Às vezes é possível achar essa forma de expressão numa frase, numa cena de um filme ou numa passagem de um livro. Ou na música, sempre na música. Foi nela que encontrei o conforto melódico e expressivo, uma casa para as emoções do fim da tarde. Assim:

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: The Smashing Pumpkins
Everyday Is Like Sunday: Morrissey
Anyone Can Play Guitar: Radiohead
The State I Am In: Belle and Sebastian
Ziggy Stardust: Bauhaus
Do You Realize??: The Flaming Lips
The One You Love: Rufus Wainwright
The Certainty of Chance: The Divine Comedy
Le Soleil Est Près de Moi: Air
Fistfull of Love: Antony and the Johnsons
Ocean Of Noise (by Arcade Fire): Calexico
Bachelorette: Björk
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da: The Beatles
Up With People: Lambchop
JCB: Nizlopi
The Times They Are A-Changin: Bob Dylan
Severance: Dead Can Dance
Starálfur: Sigur Rós
Looking for Astronauts: The National
Só Tinha De Ser Com Você: Elis Regina E Tom Jobim
Glory Box: Portishead
Let’s Pretend: Tindersticks
Personal Jesus: Johnny Cash
Summer Days In Bloom: Maximilian Hecker
Inquietação: JP Simões
Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen
Eu E Voce (Me and You): Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto
O Filho Que Eu Quero Ter: Vinicius de Moraes

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