dimanche 17 février 2013

The List (My Favorite Song) : chanson de la semaine #113


Ariel Pink (Ariel Marcus Rosenberg), né en 1978, est un artiste basé à Los Angeles. Avec son groupe de pop expérimentale Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti il s'est construit depuis 2002 une discographie conséquente : une dizaine d'albums, sans compter les EP, singles et compilations.

Les deux derniers albums Before today (2010) et Mature themes (2012) édités sur le label 4AD sont particulièrement aboutis et inventifs.

Tenter de décrire la musique d'APHG et d'en définir les influences équivaut à dresser la liste des ingrédients nécessaires à la préparation du minestrone : un inventaire de 50 ans de pop music, du soft rock mélodique (Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac), à la cold wave (The Cure, Joy Division), du art - prog - kraut - glam rock des années 70 (Frank Zappa, Caravan, Pink Floyd, Can, David Bowie, Roxy Music) à l'électro-funk des années 80 (Prince)... liste encore très incomplète.

La chanson The List (My Favorite Song) est tirée de son 1er album FF>> (2002)




This is my favorite song
The List

When the song became my favorite song
I wrote the list, it sat on top
For weeks it pushed the others down down
But I never reached the bottom, of the list
And I would cry and cry, cause it would lie and lie
And i would cry and cry, cause it would lie and lie

Fast forward one month

When the song became my favorite song
I wrote that list with it on top
For weeks it pushed my favorite song down
Second, third, and fifth, but I never reached the end of that list

Time has torn that list to pieces, I know
And I would cry and cry, cause it had lied and lied
And I would cry and cry, cause it had lied and lied

Why did that song have to lie to me?
Why couldn't it be just another?
It was the wrong song as long as the list went on (x9)

For years I put my faith in print
As if the truth could be discovered there
My list could hold my soul intact
Like paintings, like photographs

Why did my song have to lie to me?
Why couldn't it be just another?
It was the wrong song as long as this went on (x5)
And I never should have put my favorite song on the list (x7)



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