«God Give Me Strength», Elvis Costello

Yo a este tipo le admiro. Lo mismo es capaz de crear melodías pop rabiosas que de encerrarse con un cuarteto de cuerda y dedicarle 20 canciones a un personaje de Shakespeare.

Yo en este tipo confío. No sólo porque haya escrito decenas de canciones notables sino porque tuvo la audacia de adoptar el nombre de Elvis Costello habiendo sido cristianado como Declan Patrick MacManus.

Yo a este tipo le envidio. No sólo escribe bien, tiene clase y ha tenido el buen gusto de casarse con Diana Krall, sino que además es capaz de unirse a tipos tan elegantes como Burt Bacharach para crear canciones tan memorables como ésta.

GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH

Now I have nothing
So God give me strength
‘Cos I’m weak in her wake
And if I’m strong I might still break
And I don’t have anything to share
That I won’t throw away into the air

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I’d bless
She took my last chance of happiness
So God give me strength
God give me strength

I can’t hold on to her
God give me strength
When the phone doesn’t ring
And I’m lost in imagining
Everything that kind of love is worth
As I tumble back down to the earth

That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I’d bless
She took my last chance of happiness
So God give me strength

God if she’d grant me her indulgence and decline
I might as well
Wipe her from my memory
Fracture the spell
As she becomes my enemy

Maybe I was washed out
Like a lip-print on his shirt
See, I’m only human
I want him to hurt
I want him
I want him to hurt

Since I lost the power to pretend
That there could ever be a happy ending
That song is sung out
This bell is rung out
She was the light that I’d bless
She took my last chance of happiness
So God give me strength
God give me strength

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