Common People- Pulp [Video Lyrics]

Continuando sul filone rock britannico, dopo avervi proposto una cover dei Rolling Stones, oggi vi proponiamo un nuovo brano di matrice britannica.  “Common People” è una canzone della rock band alternativa inglese Pulp.

I Pulp sono un gruppo musicale rock britannico, fondato nel 1978 dall’allora quindicenne Jarvis Cocker. Il nome originale, poi abbreviato, era Arabacus Pulp. Attivi soprattutto negli anni ottanta e novanta, sono diventati molto popolari nel loro paese; in Italia sono conosciuti principalmente per il singolo Common people, e per aver partecipato alla colonna sonora del film Trainspotting. La loro musica è un misto di rock e pop con elementi di disco music; hanno dichiarato di ispirarsi principalmente a David Bowie, Cure, The Beatles e The Kinks.

Il singolo “Common People” è stato pubblicato come singolo nel 1995, raggiungendo il numero due della classifica singoli nel Regno Unito. La canzone parla di coloro che sono stati percepiti dal cantautore come il voler essere “come la gente comune” e che attribuiscono un accento glamour alla indigenza e alla povertà. Questo fenomeno è comunemente indicato come Slumming o “class tourism”. La canzone è stata scritta da Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey e Russell Senior.

Video – Common People – Pulp

Common People – Lyrics

She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge,
she studied sculpture at Saint Martin’s College,
that’s where I,
caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded,
I said “In that case I’ll have a rum and coca-cola.”>
She said “Fine.”
and in thirty seconds time she said,
“I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do,
I want to sleep with common people,
I want to sleep with common people,
like you.”
Well what else could I do –
I said “I’ll see what I can do.”
I took her to a supermarket,
I don’t know why but I had to start it somewhere,
so it started there.
I said pretend you’ve got no money,
she just laughed and said,
“Oh you’re so funny.”
I said “yeah?
Well I can’t see anyone else smiling in here.
Are you sure you want to live like common people,
you want to see whatever common people see,
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people,
like me.”
But she didn’t understand,
she just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop,
cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool,
pretend you never went to school.
But still you’ll never get it right,>
cos when you’re laid in bed at night,
watching roaches climb the wall,
if you call your Dad he could stop it all.
You’ll never live like common people,
you’ll never do what common people do,
you’ll never fail like common people,
you’ll never watch your life slide out of view,
and dance and drink and screw,
because there’s nothing else to do.
Sing along with the common people,
sing along and it might just get you through,
laugh along with the common people,
laugh along even though they’re laughing at you,
and the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.

I want to live with common people,
I want to live with common people

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