20 jun. 2018

Life Goes On

Cuando mi padre regresó a Cuba de Iraq (Castro le construía algo a Saddam en el desierto, pero comenzó la guerra Iraq vs. Irán y lo trabajadores se volvieron con prisas), se llevó un ventilador Sanyo, un reloj Orient, un tapiz de unos perros jugando al billar y una grabadora de cintas. Entre las cintas (casetes, les llamábamos) había una con algunas canciones de un tío llamado John Cougar (John Mellencamp o John Cougar Mellencamp). Posiblemente fueran las primeras canciones de algo parecido al rock que escuché en mi vida. Ésta era una de ellas. 



Jack and Diane

A little ditty 'bout Jack & Diane
Two American kids growing up in the heart land
Jack he's gonna be a football star
Diane debutante in the back seat of Jacky's car
Suckin' on chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez
Diane sitting on Jacky's lap
Got his hands between her knees
Jack he says:
"Hey, Diane, let's run off behind a shady tree
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please"
Saying oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
Sayin' oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
Now walk on
Jack he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment
Scratches his head, and does his best James Dean
Well, now then, there, Diane, we ought to run off to the city
Diane says:
"Baby, you ain't missing nothing"
But Jack he says:
"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
Oh yeah
He says: "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
Oh, let it rock, let it roll
Let the bible belt come and save my soul
Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can
Change is coming 'round real soon
Make us woman and man
Oh yeah, life goes on
A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin' the best they can.