August 22, 2007

Lírica do dia

The Saturday Boy


I'll never forget the first day I met her
That September morning was clear and fresh
The way she spoke and laughed at my jokes
And the way she rubbed herself
Against the edge of my desk
She became a magic mystery to me
And we'd sit together in double
History twice a week
And some days we'd walk the same way home
And it's surprising how quick
A little rain can clear the streets
We dreamed of her and compared our dreams
But that was all that I ever tasted
She lied to me with her body you see
I lied to myself 'bout the chances I'd wasted

The times we were close
Were far and few between
In the darkness at the dances in the school canteen
Did she close her eyes like I did
As we held each other tight
And la la la la la la la la means I love you

She danced with me and I still hold that memory
Soft and sweet
And I stare up at her window
As I walk down her street
But I never made the first team,
I just made the first team laugh
And she never came to the phone
She was always in the bath
In the end, it took me a dictionary
To find out the meaning of unrequited
While she was giving herself for free
At a party to which I was never invited


I never understood my failings then
And I hide my humble hopes now
Thinking back she made us want her
A girl not old enough to shave her legs

Billy Bragg, Brewing Up With Billy Bragg, 1984

3 comments:

menina limão said...

a propósito do post acerca do teu semblante simpático que um dia me hás-de mostrar (e isto é uma ordem), tenho uma resposta em forma de post preparada, que ia adiantar agora, mas estou a ser expulsa do bar. até já*

menina limão said...

releio agora o meu comentário e concluo que nunca antes escrevera algo tão estranho nas caixas de correio alheias.

passo a explicar:
5 segundo antes de ler o post sobre o teu semblante simpático, tinha acabado de dizer à pessoa que estava comigo, depois de cumprimentar outra ao longe, "eu devo fazer uma expressão mesmo seca às pessoas", teoria prontamente confirmada pela minha companhia. por isso, imagina a nossa gargalhada quando aqui entramos de seguida para ver as novidades e nos deparamos com esse mesmo assunto.

menina-alice said...

:D :D :D

Acontecem coisas bem mais estranhas nos blogs que o teu comentário. ;) E coincidências engraçadas também.