8.1.08

Stephanie Says (Lou Reed)



(fotografia de Stanko Abadzic, "Girl with Necklace of Fish", 2006)

"Stephanie says that she wants to know
Why she's given half her life, to people she hates now
Stephanie says when answering the phone
What country shall I say is calling from across the world

But she's not afraid to die, the people all call her Alaska
Between worlds so the people ask her 'cause it's all in her mind
It's all in her mind

Stephanie says that she wants to know
Why it is thought she's the door She can't be the room

Stephanie says but doesn't hang up the phone
What sea shell sea is calling from across the world

But she's not afraid to die, the people all call her Alaska
Between worlds so the people ask her 'cause it's all in her mind
It's all in her mind

She asks you is it good or bad
It's such an icy feeling it's so cold in Alaska,
it's so cold in Alaska, it's so cold in Alaska"

The Velvet Underground

(Retirado do CD VU, de 1984)

Considero esta canção uma das melhores dos Velvet, infelizmente relegada para uma colectânea de temas inéditos, VU que, embora brilhante, não seria o lugar adequado para uma canção destas. Devia estar incluída em Loaded ou, mesmo, no 4º álbum da banda que não chegou a ser publicado. Muitas dessas canções iriam depois aparecer na tal colectânea, VU.

Jorge Vicente

1 comentário:

rato do campo disse...

Gosto muito, quer dos Velvet, quer do Lou a solo! Abraço!