Belle and Sebastian – If She Wants Me

Publicado: 26/05/2011 de Santiago Berisso en Tema de la Semana
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Lejos de la estridencia y la exposición mediática, Belle and Sebastian logró consagrarse como una de las bandas más importantes de la escena indie a nivel internacional. El 6 de junio se cumplirán 15 años del lanzamiento de su primer disco llamado Tigermilk. Con Stuart Murdoch a la cabeza, la banda escocesa, oriunda de Glasgow, dio sus primeros pasos en 1996 y ya para 1998 había editado tres discos. El último de ellos, The Boy with the Arab Strap, sería el que haría de esta agrupación una banda de renombre y avivaría, definitivamente, los oídos del pueblo indie.

Al día de hoy, Belle and Sebastian (en referencia a Belle et Sébastien, novela de la francesa Cécile Aubry) tiene editados 8 discos de estudio y en cada uno de ellos podemos encontrar influencias de The Smiths, Nick Drake y The Velvet Underground, entre otros sonidos. En el marco de la presentación de su último disco, Write About Love, el pasado 15 de noviembre, la banda tocó por primera vez en la Argentina, más específicamente en el estadio Luna Park.

Belle and Sebastian. Si digo que vale la pena escuchar su música me quedo más que corto.

Sin más, les dejamos If She Wants Me de Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), uno de sus discos más reconocidos.

LETRA

I wrote a letter on a nothing day.
I asked someone, “Could you send my letter away?”
“You are too young to put all of your hopes in just one envelope.”

I said goodbye to someone that I love.
It’s not just me, I tell you it’s the both of us.
And it was hard,
Like coming off the pills that you take to stay happy.

Someone above has seen me do alright.
Someone above is looking with a tender eye.
Upon your face, you may think you’re alone but you may think again.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I’d be happy.
They’d write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes.
On second thoughts, I’d rather hang around and be there with my best friend,
If she wants me.

And far away somebody read the letter.
He condescends to read the words I wrote about him.
And if he smiles, it’s no more than a genius deserves
For all your curious nerve and your passion.

I’m going deaf, you’re growing melancholy.
Things fall apart, I don’t know why we bother at all.
But life is good and it’s always worth living at least for a while.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I’d be happy.
They’d write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes.
On second thoughts, I’d rather hang around and be there with my best friend,
If she wants me.

If you think to yourself, “What should I do now?”
Than take the baton, and girl, you better run with it.
‘Cause there is no point in standing in the past cause it’s over and done with.

I took a book and went into the forest.
I climbed the hill, I wanted to look down on you.
But all I saw was twenty miles of wilderness so I went home.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I’d be happy.
They’d write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes.
On second thoughts, I’d rather hang around and be there with my best friend,
If she wants me.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I’d be happy.
They’d write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes.
On second thoughts, I’d rather hang around and be there with my best friend,
If she wants me.
If she wants me, yeah.
If she wants me, yeah.
If she wants me, yeah.

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