terça-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2009

The Mirror Song


YouTube - Thomas Dolby & Robin Williams - The Mirror Song

Hoje acordei precisando escutar esta música. Ela aparece na trilha sonora do filme Toys, de Barry Levinson, um fracasso de bilheteria que minha única motivação de assistir foi a participação de Robin Williams no elenco. Os únicos destaques do filme são a trilha sonora, a elaborada direção de arte e cenografia surrealista que se inspira muito na Fantástica Fábrica de Chocolates e no Mágico de Oz.

Não consegui achar no YouTube a sequência em que esta música aparece no filme, quando os personagens de Williams e Joan Cussack criam uma distração para os vigilantes da fábrica de brinquedos onde o filme é ambientado colocando um jogo de espelhos na frente de uma câmera de segurança e encenando um video clip ao som desta música como "Steve e Yolanda". No filme, o vocal principal é feito somente por Williams e Cussack. No CD da trilha, o sumido Thomas Dolby, antigo colega de Trent Reznor, assume a liderança.

Porque toda esta história: quando era moleque nos anos 90, nunca prestava muita atenção nas letras das músicas, mas algumas grudavam na minha cabeça. Consegui acompanhar a letra desta pela primeira vez hoje, graças ao Harmonic. Ela me lembrou de uma conversa muito relevante que tive com uma amiga ontem.
The Mirror Song
Written by Trevor Horn and Bruce Wooley
Performed by Thomas Dobly with
Robin Williams and Joan Cusack as "Steve and Yolanda"
Additional Vocals: Bruce Woolley
Produced by Trevor Horn

Memories of things that never happened
these are always the hardest to forget
all the old friends and the loved ones
these are the people you haven't even met
looking forward into the old days
looking back at what there's gonna be
there's no reality it's just an illusion
there's no real sanity just plain confusion

how do you feel?
well I don't know just how I feel
all I know that I love you girl (what is real)
it's so real, so real, surreal

here we go

there is no single circumstance I never took a final chance
I made it something that you can see and touch forever
I always looked the same from every angle and never cast a shadow
that would change the way you thought about your very being
that what you were seeing would always be
would always be
would always be the truth

how do you feel?
well I don't know just how I feel
all I know that I love you girl (what is real)
it's so real, so real, surreal
it's so real, so real, surreal
it's so real, so real, surreal
ooh it's so real, so real, surreal
oh all right ahhh!
well I don't know just how I feel

"We have a tradition of whimsy here at Zevo toys.
Dad began that tradition with Milton the Friendly Elephant
and it carries all the way through the new line."

there is no single circumstance I never took a final chance
I made myself a thing that you could see and touch forever
you always looked the same from every angle and never cast a shadow
that would change the way I felt about about your very being
that what you say would always be
would always be
would always be
would always be the truth

how do you feel?
well I don't know just how I feel
all I know that I love you girl
it's so real, so real, surreal
all the seasons I have spoken
all the reasons I have rhymed
for the state of incandescence
just imagine what is real
simply then the words were spoken
just imagine what is real

what is real
what is real

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