miércoles, 31 de julio de 2013

"STAY", Jackson Browne.

En 1978 Jackson Browne ofreció un concierto donde sorprendió con este tema con una sorprendente introducción. Al contrario de lo que la gente piensa no es una canción suya, sino de  Maurice Williams y The Zodiacs (1953). Browne revisó un poco la letra y no hay duda de que la popularizó.


Now the seats are all empty
let the roadies take the stage
pack it up and tear it down.
They're the first to come and the last to leave.
Working for that minimum wage
they'll set it up in another town.
Tonight the people were so fine
they waited there in line
and when they got up on their feet.
They made the show, and that was sweet
but I can hear the sound of slamming doors and folding chairs
and that's a sound they'll never know

Now roll them cases and lift them amps
and haul them truses up and get'um up them ramps
'Cause when it comes to moving me,
you know you guys are the champs
but when that last guitar's been packed away,
you know that I still want to play.
So just make sure you got it all set to go
before you come for my piano

But the band's on the bus,
and they're waiting to go.
We gotta drive all night
And do the show in Chicago... or Detroit.
I don't know, we do so many shows in a row.
And these towns all look the same.
We just pass the time in the hotel rooms
and wander around backstage.
'Till those lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
and we remember why we came.

Now we got country and western on the bus,
R & B, we got disco in 8-tracks and casettes in stereo.
We've got rural scenes and magazines
And we've got truckers on CB.
We got Richard Pryor on the video.
We've got time to think of the ones we love
while the miles roll away
but the only time that seems too short is the time that we get to play.
People you've got the power over what we do.
You can sit there and wait
or you can pull us through.
Come along, sing this song,
you know that you can't go wrong
'Cause when that mornin' sun comes beating down
you're gonna wake up in your town.
But we'll be scheduled to appear
a thousand miles away from here...

People stay just a little bit longer.
We want to play  just a little bit longer.
Now the promoter don't mind
and the union don't mind
If we take a little time
and we leave it all behind and sing
one more song
Oh won’t you stay just a little bit longer.
Please, please, please say you will...
Say you will.

Oh won’t you stay just a little bit longer.
Oh please, please stay just a little bit more.

Now the promoter don’t mind
and the roadies don’t mind
if we take a little time
and we leave this all behind and sing
one more song

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