UM POEMA PARA RASGAR CORAÇÃO
O poema, falado ao ritmo de um piano flutuando entre o blues e o jazz, é uma pedra bruta atirada numa vidraça limpa: há humor e desespero, ironia e sarcasmo… é uma coisa de doido que está sendo recitada no melhor estilo da tendência JAP (jazz’n’poetry), que se espalha nos clubes musicais noturnos entre Boston e Chicago desde 2009. É coisa nova e off–mainstream … Serve para exemplificar o que há de melhor no estilo poeMusix.
Quer saber o que Tom Waits está dizendo?
Aí vai a letra pra vc acompanhar … a tradução fica por sua conta, mas pode ser feita on–line… vale a pena entender o que o poema está dizendo e porque está sendo dito desta forma…
hey Charley I’m pregnant and living on 9-th street
right above a dirty bookstore off cuclid avenue
and I stopped taking dope and I quit drinking whiskey
and my old man plays the trombone and works out at the track.
and he says that he loves me, even though its not his baby
and he says that he’ll raise him up like he would his own son
and he gave me a ring that was worn by his mother
and he takes me out dancin every saturday nite.
and hey Charley I think about you everytime I pass a fillin’ station
on account of all the grease you used to wear in your hair
and I still have that record of Little Anthony & The Imperials
but someone stole my record player: how do you like that?
hey Charley I almost went crazy after mario got busted
so I went back to omaha to live with my folks
but everyone I used to know was either dead or in prison
so I came back in minneapolis: this time I think I’m gonna stay.
hey Charley I think I’m happy for the first time since my accident
and I wish I had all the money that we used to spend on dope
I’d buy me a used car lot and I wouldn’t sell any of em
I’d just drive a different car every day dependin on how I feel.
hey Charley. for chrissakes, do you want to know the truth of it?
I don’t have a husband he don’t play the trombone
and I need to borrow money to pay this lawyer
and Charley, hey … I’ll be eligible for parole come valentines day.