miércoles, 4 de agosto de 2010

Canciones sobre moda - Hoy: "The Butterfly Collector", de The Jam

Inauguramos la sección "Canciones sobre moda", como el nombre lo dice sobre canciones que contienen en sus letras alguna referencia a la industria de la moda. Se me ocurrió escuchando esta canción con la que comenzamos hoy, la genial versión de Garbage de "The Butterfly Collector", el b-side de The Jam del single Strange Town, editado en 1979.
Si quieren pueden dejar sugerencias sobre canciones, ¡bienvenidas serán!

La contratapa del single "Strange Town", donde aparece la canción. Imagen Paphran en Wikipedia.

THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR

So you finally got what you wanted
You've achieved your aim by making the walking lame
And when you just can't get any higher
You use your senses to suss out this week's climber
And the small fame that you've acquired
Has brought you into cult status
But to me you're still a collector

There's tarts and whores but you're much more
You're a different kind 'cause you want their minds
And you just don't care 'cause you've got no pride
It's just a face on your pillowcase
That thrills you

And you started looking much older
And your fashion sense is second rate like your perfume
But to you in your own little dream world
You're still the queen of the butterfly collectors

As you carry on 'cause it's all you know
You can't light a fire
You can't cook or sew
You get from day to day by filling your head
But you surely must know the appeal between your legs
Has worn off

And I don't care about morals
'Cause the world's insane and we're all to blame anyway
And I don't feel any sorrow
Towards the kings and queens of the butterfly collectors

There's tarts and whores but you're much more
You're a different kind 'cause you want their minds
And you just don't care 'cause you've got no pride
It's just a face on your pillowcase
That thrills you

As you carry on 'cause it's all you know
You can't light a fire
You can't cook or sew
You get from day to day by filling your head
But you surely must know the appeal between your legs
Has worn off

And I don't feel any sorrow
Towards the kings and queens of the butterfly collectors

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