domingo, 4 de octubre de 2009


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun,
but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time has gone, the song is over,
thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

Pink Floyd

1968 poesía salió a la calle
reconocimos nuestros rostros
supimos que todo es posible
en 1968
Pero no pudimos reinventar la historia
mascaba la muerte chicle en el Vietnam
pisaban los tanques las flores de Praga
En México lindo tiraban a dar
mientras Che cavaba su tumba en Bolivia
cantaba Massiel en Eurovisión
y mi padre llegaba puntual al trabajo
con el cuello blanco y el traje marrón
si ahora encuentro aquel amigo
leo en el fondo de sus ojos
que ya se secaron las flores
de 1968.

Joaquín Sabina

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