Buenos días: Bad cover version, Pulp


por Daniela Paz

La noticia que Pulp volverá a tocar me tiene demasiado contenta, sobre todo porque he revivido ese fanatismo escolar que siempre tuve por las canciones de Jarvis, y no dejo de pensar que quizás puedan estar en nuestro Lollapalooza… igual pienso eso de demasiadas bandas que quiero ver, pero soñar no cuesta nada.

Esta es una de mis favoritas, lo que más que ha gustado siempre es la teatralidad de Jarvis para interpretar sus canciones, y en esta más aún. Porque claro, una copia es una copia y eso es imposible de superar. Buenos días a todos!

The word’s on the street: you’ve found someone new.
If he looks nothing like me I’m so happy for you.
I heard an old girlfriend has turned to the church –
she’s trying to replace me, but it’ll never work.
‘Cos every touch reminds you of just how sweet it could have been
And every time he kisses you it leaves behind the bitter taste of saccharine.
A bad cover version of love is not the real thing.
Bikini-clad girl on the front who invited you in.
Such great disappointment when you got him home –
the original was so good; the one you no longer own.
And every touch reminds you of just how sweet it could have been
And every time he kisses you, you get the taste of saccharine.
It’s not easy to forget me, it’s so hard to disconnect
When it’s electronically reprocessed to give a more life-like effect.

Aah, sing your song about all the sad imitations that got it so wrong
It’s like a later “Tom & Jerry” when the two of them could talk
Like the Stones since the Eighties, like the last days of Southfork.
Like “Planet of the Apes” on TV, the second side of “‘Til the Band Comes in”
Like an own-brand box of cornflakes: he’s going to let you down my friend.


  1. Me encanta Pulp y me encantaría verlos en vivo!

    Esta canción es muy buena pero el video es mejor aún, es demasiado entretenido identificar los personajes que aparecen.


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