martes, 1 de julio de 2008

The Kings of Punk

Lunes 30 de Junio.
La calle está repleta de aficcionados a la selección española de fútbol.Regreso a casa por la A2 y todos los puentes están abarrotados de camisetas rojas y banderas nacionales.Un autobús descapotado avanza en dirección Madrid en el sentido contrario en el que yo circulo.Es la celebración nacional del título europeo ganado el día anterior. Yo llego a casa y me echo a correr por mi barrio radio en auricular. Sintonizo el 93.2. De repente tres notas punkeras. Era el puto kkk took my baby away de los Ramones. 'They took her away,away from me!'
Es agradable sintonizar en la radio un temazo desprevenidamente.Me dió el subidón necesario para echar una carrera algo más rápida. Lo malo el calor asfixiante en la ciudad y la poca forma en la que ando. Debo hacerlo más a menudo.




She went away for the holidays
Said she's going to L.A.
But she never got there
She never got there
She never got there, they say


The KKK took my baby away
They took her away
Away from me

Now I don't know
Where my baby can be
They took her from me
They took her from me
I don't know
Where my baby can be
They took her from me
They took her from me

Ringy, ringy, ringy
Up the President
And find out
Where my baby went
Ringy, ringy, ringy
Up the FBI
And find out if
My baby's alive
Yeah, yeah, yeah

oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh

She went away for the holidays
Said she's going to L.A.
But she never got there
She never got there
She never got there, they say
[x2]


The KKK took my baby away
They took my girl
They took my baby away

3 comentarios:

valentin_infierno dijo...

Esta cancion tiene su leyenda negra.Parece ser que el KKK. no es la organizacion racista en si, sino que habla del guitarrista de la banda ( que era simpatizante del KKK), que le limpio la novia al vocalista.

dAVID dijo...

De Wikipedia:
"Many Ramones fans claim that the song was penned by Joey after Ramones' guitarist Johnny Ramone "stole" Joey's ex-girlfriend Linda from him, although he claims that he wrote the song years before the incident. The KKK supposedly refers, in an extremely exaggerated fashion, to Johnny Ramone's politically conservative views. Johnny first started to cheat on his girlfriend at the time, to see Linda. When he wanted to see one girl he would claim to visit his uncle in Philadelphia. To add insult to injury, Johnny eventually married Linda, while his relationship with Joey never recovered—even when Joey was stricken with cancer."

dAVID dijo...

Parece ser que Joey le retiró la palabra a Johnny después de que le levantó la chicha y así siguieron durante los 15 siguientes años que duró el grupo.

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