viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

Quiero ser un escritor de libros de tapa blanda...

o en formato rústica (es decir, de novelas populares, sería el sentido), cantaba Paul McCartney en Paperback Writer, canción de 1966 que Paul retoma en los shows de su actual gira, The Up and Coming Tour.

Es la voz en primera persona de un escritor con empecinada vocación:
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's the dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
His son is working for the Daily Mail,
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,

If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer.

Como nada que hable de libros nos es ajeno, va para todos aquellos que musicalizan parte de su vida, o de su pasado, con los Beatles esta canción:


3 comentarios:

  1. Linda canción. Ayer la disfruté en el concierto que Mc Cartney dio en Buenos Aires.
    Y hablando de disfrutar y musicalizar vidas, tuve el placer de cantarle Let Me Roll It a mi mujer, a mi lado en el concierto. Inolvidable.

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  2. ¡Muy buena!
    Gracias por compartirlo.

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