lunes, 7 de octubre de 2013

I'm a mean, mean woman: soy mala... pero no tanto.

¿Una mujer mala o una mala mujer? ¿Por qué la colocación del adjetivo antes o después del nombre parece cambiar el sentido final del sustantivo? En fin, este no es lugar para disquisiciones lingüísticas: es mi rincón musical. Y la mala mujer no es otra que Janis Joplin, desgarrada y desgarradora como fue siempre, sangrando un emocionante Turtle Blues para ponerme los pelos de punta cada vez que la escucho. Luego tardo en quitármela de la cabeza y de la garganta. 

Turtle Blues

Ah, I'm a mean, mean woman 
And I don't mean no one man, no good, no. 
I'm a mean, mean woman, 
I don't mean no one man, no good. 
I just treats 'em like I wants to 
I never treats 'em, honey like I should. 
Oh, Lord, I once had a daddy, 
He said he'd give me everything in sight. 
Once had a daddy, 
Said he'd give me everything in sight. 
Yes, he did 
So I said, "Honey, I want the sunshine, 
You take the stars out of the night. 
Come on and give 'em to me, babe, 'cause I want 'em right now." 
I ain't the kind of woman 
Who'd make your life a bed of ease, ha ha ha ha! 
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. 
I'm not the kind of woman, no, 
To make your life a bed of ease. 
Yeah, but if you, if you just wanna go out drinkin', honey, 
Won't you invite me along please. 
Oh, I'll be so good to ya babe, yeah! 
Whoa, go on! 
I guess I'm just like a turtle 
That's hidin' underneath it's horny shell. 
Whoa, whoa, oh yeah, like a turtle 
Hidin' underneath it's horny shell. 
But you know I'm very well protected - 
I know this goddamn life too well. 
Oh! Now call me mean, you can call me evil, yeah, yeah, 
I've been called much of some things around, 
Honey, don't ya know I have! 
Whoa, call me mean or call me evil 
I've been called much of some things, all things around, 
Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah, 
Honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down. 

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