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Villagers – Nothing Arrived

220px-Villagers_Awayland_ArtworkCuando escuché por vez primera esta canción, me conquistó. ¿Por qué? Pues porque es un oxímoron en toda regla. Una canción optimista (o como la propia banda la denomina «joyful song«) con mensaje derrotista. No hay más que escuchar el estribillo: «I waited for something, and something died. So I waited for nothing, and nothing arrived«. Ojo con no esperar nada porque puede que entonces la nada te encuentre.

Brillante también el videoclip:

Letra:

Savannah scatters and the seabird sings
So why should we fear what travel brings?
What were we hoping to get out of this?
Some kind of momentary bliss?

[estribillo]
I waited for something, and something died
So I waited for nothing, and nothing arrived

It’s our dearest ally, it’s our closest friend
It’s our darkest blackout, it’s our final end
My dear sweet nothing, let’s start anew
From here on in it’s just me and you

[estribillo]

Well, I guess it’s over
I guess it’s begun
It’s a loser’s table, but we’ve already won
It’s a funny battle, it’s a constant game
I guess I was busy when nothing came

I guess I was busy…
(When nothing arrived)
I guess I was busy…
(When nothing arrived)
I guess I was busy…
(And nothing arrived)
I guess I was busy…

[estribillo]

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