martes, enero 6

Guns N Roses - Coma

Coma es para mí uno de los imprescindibles en la discografía de Guns N Roses. Y podría decir que este épico tema, el cual alcanza los diez minutos de duración, cierra el disco Use Your Illusion I de una forma casi magistral. Escrito por Axl Rose (letras) y Slash (música), está marcado de detalles y melodías que van de la calma a la ferocidad de una manera única y con una atmósfera a veces agobiante y siniestra con resultados que sólo podría catalogar de adictivos.

Se dice que las letras de Coma están basadas en una cercana experiencia de Axl con la muerte. Esto luego de un sofocante periodo de stress en donde sólo atinó a tomarse un frasco de pastillas para acabar con su pesar. Y así también la canción lo demuestra incluyendo voces de doctores reanimándolo, sus propios fantasmas ahogándolo y su lucha entre quedarse y continuar, o dar el paso al más allá y terminar con su existencia.

Es también una canción cuyo título podría ser tomado como simple evasión. Que mejor que estar en coma, inconsciente de los problemas y facilitando ese estado con la ayuda de distintos métodos, entre ellos, las drogas y el alcohol. Sin embargo, Axl deja entrever que estar en 'este coma' tiene sus riesgos sociales. Sobretodo, si ya fuiste sutilmente avisado y aún asi te sentiste con el derecho de hacerlo y perder el respeto por ti mismo y por los demás. El gran problema siempre será que fuiste insensato justo con los únicos que te consideraban y apreciaban de verdad.

Letras / Lyrics

Hey you caught me in a coma
And I don't think I wanna
Ever come back to this...world again
Kinda like it in a coma
'Cause no one's ever gonna
Oh, make me come back to this...
world again
Now I feel as if I'm floating away
I can't feel all the pressure
And I like it this way
But my body's callin'
My body's callin'
Won't ya come back to this...
world again
Suspended deep in a sea of black
I've got the light at the end
I've got the bones on the mast
Well I've gone sailin,'
I've gone sailin'
I could leave so easily
While friends are calling back to me
I said they're
They're leaving it all up to me
When all I needed was clarity
And someone to tell me
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON
GODDAMN IT!

Slippin' farther an farther away
It's a miracle how long we can stay
In a world our minds created
In a world that's full of shit

Please understand me
I'm climbin' through the wreckage
Of all my twisted dreams
But this cheap investigation just can''t stifle all my screams
And I'm waitin' at the crossroads
Waiting for you
Waiting for you
WHERE ARE YOU

No one's gonna bother me anymore
No one's gonna mess with my head no more
I can't understand what all the fightin's for
But it's so nice here down off the shore
I wish you could see this
'Cause there's nothing to see
It's peaceful here and it's fine with me
Not like the world where I used to live
I NEVER REALLY WANTED TO LIVE

Ya live your life like it's a coma
So won't you tell me why we'd wanna
With all the reasons you give it's
It's kinda hard to believe
But who am I to tell you that I've seen any reason why you
should stay
Maybe we'd be better off
Without you anyway
You got a one way ticket
On your last chance ride
Gotta one way ticket
To your suicide
Gotta one way ticket
An there's no way out alive
An all this crass communication
That has left you in the cold
Isn't much for consolation
When you feel so weak and old
But is home is where the heart is
Then there's stories to be told
No you don't need a doctor
No one else can heal your soul

Got your mind in submission
Got your life on the line
But nobody pulled the trigger
They just stepped aside
They be down by the water
While you watch 'em waving goodbye
They be callin' in the morning
They be hangin' on the phone
They be waiting for an answer
When you know nobody's home
And when the bell's stopped ringing
It was nobody's fault but your own
There were always ample warnings
There were always subtle signs
And you would have seen it comin'
But we gave you too much time
And when you said
That no one's listening
Why'd your best friend drop a dime
Sometimes we get so tired of waiting
For a way to spend our time
An "It's so easy" to be social
"It's so easy" to be cool
Yeah it's easy to be hungry
When you ain't got shit to lose
And I wish that I could help you
With what you hope to find
But I'm still out here waiting
Watching reruns of my life
When you reach the point of breaking
Know it's gonna take some time
To heal the broken memories
That another man would need
Just to survive


2 comentarios:

Rod dijo...

alguna indirecta?

creo que si es asi deberiamos conversar


saludos

REGALONA dijo...

Hola Mr.:
Tù como siempre rockero y sacàndole provecho a las letras. Extrañè las serpientes.

Yo, retomando el pc, la oficina, mipega, y espero que tb mi blog. Pasè por acà y me encuentro con este "Coma"....en lo personal me tomè un año pràcticamente para salir del "parèntesis" como le puse yo.
La mejor droga para despertar del letargo...es QUERER, y SI, SE PUEDE...feliz con mi familia, la gente que me rodea y que me ama....un año sin mèdicos, pastillas, y otras yerbas...Me siento feliz de vivirlo y contarlo.
Saludos, yo

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