30 mei 2009

Lied van de week : week 22 - 2009

That look you give that guy - eels



Zeker sinds het zien van de documentaire Parallel worlds, parallel lives over de vader van E, frontman van eels, ben ik zeer geïntrigeerd geraakt door de man en zijn muziek. De pijn van het zijn wordt zelden zo mooi en trefzeker verwoord, en zelden zo afwisselend in ontroerende en in opgewekte nummers bezongen. Ook de nieuwe single is wat mij betreft een schot in de roos...

Je vindt het nummer op het nieuwe album Hombre lobo, dat je hier kan kopen.

Lyrics :

I never thought that I could be so bold
to even say these thoughts aloud
I see you with your man
your eyes just shine
while he stands tall
and walking proud

That look you give that guy
I wanna see
looking right at me
if I could be that guy
instead of me
I'd never let you down

It always seems like you're going somewhere
better than you've been before
while I go to sleep and I dream all night
of you knocking at my door

That look you give that guy
I wanna see
looking right at me
if I could be that guy
instead of me
I'd be all I can be

I'm nothing like what I'd like to be
I'm nothing much I know it's true
I lack the style and the pedigree
and my chances are so few

That look you give that guy
I wanna see
looking right at me
if I could be that guy
instead of me
I'd give you all I got

I never thought that I could be so bold
to even say these thoughts aloud
but if, let's say, it won't work out
you know where I can be found

That look you give that guy
I wanna see
looking right at me
if I could be that guy
instead of me
I'd never let you down

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