O MacGuffin: Romeo is bleeding

segunda-feira, junho 06, 2005

Romeo is bleeding

Tom Waits na jukebox. Aconselha-se colocar o volume perto do máximo.

Romeo is bleeding
Romeo is bleeding but not so as you'd notice
He's over on 18th street as usual
Lookin' so hard against the hood of his car
And puttin' out a cigarette in his hand
And for all the pachucos at the pumps
At Romero's Paint and Body
They all seein'how far they can spit
Well it was just another night
But now they're huddled in the brake lights of a 58 Belair
And listenin'to how Romeo killed a sherif with his knife

And they all jump when they hear the sirens
But Romeo just laughs and says
All the racket in the world
Ain't never gonna save that copper's ass
He'll never see another summertime
For gunnin'down my brother
And leavin'him like a dog beneath a car without his knife

And Romeo says hey man, gimme a cigarette
And they all reach for their pack
And Frankie lights it for him and pats him on the back
And throws a bottle at a milk truck
And as it breaks he grabs his nuts
And they all know they could be just like Romeo
If they only had the guts
But Romeo is bleeding but nobody can tell
He sings along with the radio
With a bullet in his chest
And he combs back his fenders
And they all agree it's clear
That everything is cool now that Romeo's here
But Romeo is bleeding
And he winces now and then
And he leans against the car door
And feels the blood in his shoes
And someone's crying in the phone booth
At the Five Points points by the store
Romeo starts his engine
And wipes the blood of the door
And he brodys through the signal
With the radio full blast
Leavin'the boys there hikin'up their chinos
And they all try to stand like Romeo
Beneath the moon cut like a sickle
And they're talkin'now in spanish about their hero

But Romeo is bleeding as he gives the man his ticket
And he climbs to the balcony at the movies
And he'll die without a whisper
Like every hero's dream
Just an angel with a bullet
and Cagney in the screen

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