Señoras y señores, póngase de pie que viene uno de los dinosaurios en esto de la música. Le dedicamos la canción del día a Mark Knoplfer y uno de sus temas en solitario, Darling Pretty (Golden Heart, 1996), que fue un auténtico bombazo en su día y que ahora nadie parece recordar. A mí me sigue pareciendo un tema lleno de emotividad y con un video donde el uso del color es casi tan bueno como la canción. Por cierto, que hacía años que no veía el videoclip y la protagonista me ha recordado a una viejísima amiga… Cosas de la vida.

Ah! Os pongo el vídeo porque parece que Goear anda con gripe. Le están un tratamiento de renovación de base de datos y anda pachuchilla en los últimos días… A ver si no tarda en reponerse.

Mark Knopfler - Golden Heart

It’s time to come away, my Darling Pretty
It’s time to come away on the changing tide
Time to come away, Darling Pretty
And I need you darling by my side

Heal me with a smile, Darling Pretty
Heal me with a smile and a heart of gold
Carry me awhile, my Darling Pretty
Heal my aching heart and soul

Just like a castaway
Lost upon an endless sea
I saw you far away
Come to rescue me

Cast away the chains, Darling Pretty
Cast away the chains away behind
Take away my pain, my Darling Pretty
And the chains that once were yours and mine

There will come a day, Darling Pretty
There will come a day when hearts can fly
Love will find a way, my Darling Pretty
Find a heaven for you and I
Love will find a way, my Darling Pretty
Find a heaven for you and I

Gravy Train
Well they fly past the ghettos and the factories
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train
Leaving all the places that they really ought to brave
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train

Past the coal mines black and scarred
Starter houses in the loading yard
On the Gravy Train, On the Gravy Train

There’s the lucky little mothers in their luxury cars
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train
Never thank each other or their lucky stars
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train

That’s worse than ingratitude
Worse than a piss poor attitude
On the Gravy Train, Gravy Train

Well the hanger-uppers and the hangers-on
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train
Champagne suppers with their daggers all drawn
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train

Some act tough, some act rude
Some bit of fluff complain about the food
You wanna see somebody getting really rude
Get on the Gravy Train, Gravy Train

Well the golden goose is clattering-a-down the track,
And they’re gonna be ridin’ in an old caboose
Coming back

There’s the soldiers of fashion on the hit parade
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train
Tongue lashing with the bitch brigade
Ridin’ on the Gravy Train

Free loader licks my boots
Tells me how he digs my suit
You got lucky son, don’t get cute
Get on the Gravy Train

My Claim to Fame
Well he’s a big star now

But I’ve been a fan of his for years
The way he sings and plays guitar

Still brings me to tears

I wouldn’t want to be a big deal
I wouldn’t want to be a celebrity
I spend my life building ships of steel
That’s all there ever was for me

Take a hammer to the sea belles
And shout my name
And I’ll sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

He spends his life in the studio
Jet planes and big black cars
Plays records on the radio
In all of the clubs and in all of the bars

By day he didn’t have a choice
You had to take a trade
You had no money and you had no voice
That’s the life I made

Take a hammer to the sea belles
And shout my name
And I’ll sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

That’s my claim to fame boys
That’s my claim to fame
To sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

Well a song can live forever and a day
An old ship goes to the breakers yard
In a hundred years you’re gonna hear him play
They won’t remember me for working hard

Now they’ve all gone away, all the boys and the girls
They yard is a grave where the river runs through
We used to build the ships for the whole wide world
Now we couldn’t do it if we wanted to

Take a hammer to the sea belles
And shout my name
I’ll sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

Take a hammer to the sea belles
And shout my name
I’ll sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

That’s my claim to fame boys
That’s my claim to fame
To sail the seas as free as a breeze
That’s my claim to fame

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