El blog de Ana Pérez Cañamares - poeta

jueves, noviembre 09, 2006

I have seen it all

Esta es la canción principal de la banda sonora de Dancer in the dark. No he visto la película (por dos motivos: uno, porque siempre he sospechado que debe de ser muy dura, innecesariamente dura, es decir, cruel; dos, porque Lars von Trier no es santo de mi devoción, ya que aunque sea interesante, me parece innecesariamente duro, es decir, cruel). Pero adoro a Bjork, y sobre todo esta canción me pone al borde de las lágrimas. Dios, cómo la canta ella, cómo la acompaña el cantante de Radiohead, y qué letra. Por cierto, que ahora estoy leyendo Matadero Cinco, de Kurt Vonnegut (!novelón!) y mientras escuchaba la canción no dejaba de pensar que le iba muy bien a la vida de Billy Pilgrim, el protagonista.

"I've Seen It All"

I've seen it all, I have seen the trees,
I've seen the willow leaves dancing in the breeze
I've seen a man killed by his best friend,
And lives that were over before they were spent.
I've seen what I was - I know what I'll be
I've seen it all - there is no more to see!

You haven't seen elephants, kings or Peru!
I'm happy to say I had better to do
What about China? Have you seen the Great Wall?
All walls are great, if the roof doesn't fall!

And the man you will marry?
The home you will share?
To be honest, I really don't care...

You've never been to Niagara Falls?
I have seen water, its water, that's all...
The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State?
My pulse was as high on my very first date!
Your grandson's hand as he plays with your hair?
To be honest, I really don't care...

I've seen it all, I've seen the dark
I've seen the brightness in one little spark.
I've seen what I chose and I've seen what I need,
And that is enough, to want more would be greed.
I've seen what I was and I know what I'll be
I've seen it all - there is no more to see!

You've seen it all and all you have seen
You can always review on your own little screen
The light and the dark, the big and the small
Just keep in mind - you need no more at all
You've seen what you were and know what you'll be
You've seen it all - there is no more to see!

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Anónimo dijo...

Ana, en la película, cuando canta este tema me parece una de las escenas mas brutales de la historia del cine musical y no musical también, deberías verla.

Es dura pero esa escena es impagable.
Has de verla con subtítulos si no sabes inglés como yo!

Rober!