¿Tiene la música popular contemporánea la lectura y los libros entre los temas de sus letras?

Pues parece que sí, aunque de primeras nos resulte sorprendente. Ejemplo de ello es el grupo Violent Femmes, un conjunto británico que parte de un “folk-punk”, y que tuvo cierta popularidad en nuestro país allá por los años 80. Este año han sacado un nuevo disco We can do anything, cuyo single es este Memory.

Memory en una canción de una pérdida (¿amorosa? ¿una amistad?), en el que subraya lo importante que son las lecturas de alguien para conocerle, porque la nostalgia por esa persona hace desear al autor haber leído sus libros favoritos.

Os dejamos aquí el vídeo y la letra


I don’t remember anything you said
I don’t remember any books that you ever had read
I don’t remember the sound of your voice
I don’t remember, but it’s not by choice

So I wish I could remember something you had said
I wish that I could read every book that you ever had read
I wish that I could hear the sound of your voice
I don’t remember, but it’s now your choice

To come back
from that
well of the void
Come back
So that
I can tell you how I’m annoyed by the fact that…

I can’t remember your smile or your frown
I can’t remember the name of your hometown
I don’t remember the color of your eyes
I don’t remember so, hey, I guess it’s a little surprise

That I want to
will you
wonder
would you
wander back from where you are
You see I see I cannot see
But I’ve come so far with a little guitar
And I play in bars and I’m lost in stars

Memory

Oh, come back
from that
well of the void
come back so that I can tell you how i’m annoyed
because i’ve come so far with a little guitar
and I play in bars and I’m lost in stars

Memory
Memory
Memory
Memory

 

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