The Wallflowers – One Headlight

The WallflowersEl hijísimo de Bob Dylan, Jakob, decidió seguir los pasos de su padre y formar una banda allá por 1992. Con One Headlight alcanzaron el éxito en 1996 (Bringing Down the Horse), gracias a este faro que les guió en su camino. Desde entonces no volví a saber de ellos y eso que su último disco es de 2005. Me tendré que poner las pilas con su música para valorar si esta canción fue una de las denominadas killer-songs. Mañana espero que un faro también me guíe hacia Icities.


So long ago, I don’t remember when
That’s when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cementery trees

I seen the sun comin’ up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella,
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it’s cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can’t break away from this parade
But there’s got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin’ all there’s good and nothingness is dead
We’ll run until she’s out of breath
She ran until there’s nothin’ left
She hit the end-it’s just her window ledge


Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I’d like to watch it burn
I’m so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin’ dreams
I think her death it must be killin’ me


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