Back in NYC

Back in NYC

I see faces and traces of home
Back in New York City
So you think I’m a tough kid
Is that what you heard?
Well, I like to see some action,
And it gets into my blood.
Well, they let me out of Pontiac
When I was just seventeen
I had to get it out of me
If you know what I mean, what I mean.

They say I must be crazy
Cause I dont care who I hit, who I hit.
Cause I know its me thats hitting out
And I’m not full of shit.
Down by my bottle, filled up high with gasoline
You can tell by the night fires
Where Rael has been, has been.

As I cuddled the porcupine
He said I had none to blame but me.
Gave my heart, deep in hell,
Time to shave, shave it off, it off

No time for romantic escape when your
Fluffy heart is ready for rape
Off we go. Off we go. Off we go

You’re sitting in your comfort
You dont believe I’m real
You cannot buy protection
From the way that I feel.
You progressive hypocrites
Handing out their trash
It was mine in the first place
So I’ll burn it to ash.
And I’ve taken all the strongest meats
And laid them down in colored sheets
Who needs illusions,
Of love and affection when you’re out
Walking in the streets, with your mainline connection.
Connection.

As I cuddled the porcupine
He said I had none to blame but me.
Held my heart, deep in hell,
Time to shave, shave it off, it off

No time for romantic escape
When your fluffy heart is ready for rape
No time for romantic escape
When your fluffy heart is ready for rape

No time.

Back in New York City.

La canción original era de Genesis, de aquel extraordinario The Lamb lies down on Broadway (1975), album conceptual que narraba la historia de Rael, un chico puertorriqueño perdido en una Nueva York onírica y hermética  en busca de su hermano John. Afterpunk progresivo, antes del punk. Un disco fundamental para el que esto suscribe, algún día le dedicaré una canción del lunes, o varias. No existe ningún video en el Tubo con el original de Genesis completo, pero ahí van unas imágenes en directo:

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