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La propuesta musical para hoy: 47 'Shot it down', de Neil Young

09.05.2020 | 10:44
47 'Shot it down', de Neil Young.

"Debemos derribarlos, tenemos que apagar todo el sistema... no te creo y me niego a sentirme avergonzado". Lo tiene claro en la canción de hoy el peleón Neil Young, un músico superlativo, probablemente uno de los mejores que nos ha dado la música popular y una auténtica referencia histórica en el mundo del folk, el rock y el country desde los años 60, cuando empezó a trabajar junto a Buffalo Springfield y después con Crosby, Still & Nash.

Young ha superado ampliamente los 70 años, pero su obra sigue igual de viva y tan rabiosa que siempre. Su último disco, editado el año pasado, se titula Colorado y es magnífico. Incluye canciones de gran calado musical y emocional como Think on me o She showed me love, pero pasó desapercibido y ahora recupera actualidad gracias a la pandemia del Covid-19. ¿Qué ha hecho Neil Young? Ha usado una magnífica canción incluida en él, titulada Shut it down y centrada en el necesario cuidado del medio ambiente que siempre defiende el músico, para usar su audio y grabar un vídeo nuevo ligado a la coyuntura actual que vivimos.

"Nunca antes en la historia humana nuestro planeta se ha unido de esta manera, utilizando comunicaciones modernas para garantizar que todos comprendan que la responsabilidad hacia nuestro prójimo y la vida continua de la Humanidad depende de las acciones de cada persona", ha explicado en Neil Young Archives, página de consulta obligada, ya que ofrece cantidad de música gratuita y, a veces, hasta inédita. En su opinión, "solo el comportamiento humano desinteresado puede detener la propagación del mortal Coronavirus en este punto".

Aquí os dejamos el vídeo de la canción, con imágenes del mundo en las últimas semanas, de gente confinada y con mascarillas, calles y playas vacías, y el trabajo ímprobo de muchos colectivos, entre ellos los sanitarios. Por cierto, las imágenes de su grupo, Crazy Horse, muestran que el guitarrista Nils Lofgren, ya asentado como lugarteniente de Bruce Springsteen en las últimas décadas, volvió temporalmente a trabajar con Neil Young en la grabación de Colorado.

Letra

"Hey, oh, oh
These girls ain't got nothin' on you

Uh, say baby I had to mention
That if you were a star you'd be the one I'm searching for
Other girls they, they got attention
But I just always feel like there in need of something you got
It's obvious you're pretty
Heard that you're a student working weekends in the city
Trying to take you out girl, hope you're not too busy
And if there's nothing wrong
Got this little song for you to get ready to
Put those fucking heels on and work it girl
Let that mirror show you what you're doing
Put that fucking dress on and work it kind of vicious
Like somebody's taking pictures

Shut it down, down, down (ay, ay, ay)
You would shut it down, down, down (ay, ay, ay)
You'd be the baddest girl around, 'round, 'round (ay, ay, ay)
And they'd notice, they'd notice
You would shut it down, down, down
You would shut it down, down, down
You'd be the baddest girl around, 'round, 'round
And they'd notice, they'd notice
You would shut it
Hey, oh, oh

These girls ain't got nothing on you
They ain't got nothing on you
They ain't got nothing on you
Ki-Killa, Killa (hey)

Girl you're the greatest
And if he say you ain't, girl he's out his mind
You're the finest
And if he say you ain't, that boy done lost his mind
Hey baby, every time you come around
Shut it down like computers
Hey lady, step into my heart
And let me put you in the Louboutins
What you want, what you need (yeah)
I can be your everything (yeah)

Them other niggas just wanna hit it
But if they had it, wouldn't know what to do with it
And together we shut it down, down, down
They know we shut it down, down, down
You'd be the baddest girl around, 'round, 'round
And they'd notice (they'd know) they'd notice (they'd know)
That we shut it down, down, down
They know we shut it down, down, down
Every time we come around, 'round, 'round
And they'd notice (they'd know) they'd notice
You shut it down

TMZ, Concrete Loop
You shut that motherfucker down, down
Ice cream conversations they all want the scoop
You shut that motherfucker down, down (you shut it down, down)
Shooting stars all around her, fire, comets
I could bring her through and shut 'em down, Onyx
No, you're not imagining, they're looking at you long stares
Even though she's standing out she looks like she belongs here
You feel the hours pass, until you find somethin'
I feel like when she moves, the time doesn't
Yeah, baby you finer than your fine cousin, and your cousin fine
But she don't have my heart beating double time
You just shut it down girl
Who told the cops where the party was?
Why do I feel like I found the one?
What's in these shots that you ordered us?
Damn, I mean you sure know how to paint a town
Ever since you came around, it's obvious

You shut that thing down, you shut it down (down, down, down)
You shut it down, you shut it down (down, down, down)
You shut it down, you shut it down, you shut it
And they'd notice, they'd notice (oh, oh)
You looking good girl, go, go, go get 'em girl
Go, go, go hit 'em girl, go, go, go, go, go, go
You looking good girl, go, go, go get 'em girl
Go, go, go hit 'em girl, go, go, go, go, go, go

You shut it down
You shut it down, down, down, down
The way I'm feeling, the things I say
All just happen when you pass my way, oh
What can I do to make you stay?
I know it's getting late, but girl I don't want you to leave
You tell me you're just not the type, you wanna do this right
And I'm not trying to say I don't believe you
But I refuse to feel ashamed and if you feel the same
Does waiting really make us better people?
Take those fucking heels off, it's worth it girl
Nothing is what I can picture you in
So take that fucking dress off, I swear you won't forget me
You'll be happy that you let me
Lay you down, down, down
I'm trying to lay you down, down, down
You still the baddest girl around, 'round, 'round
They'd notice, they'd notice
Let me lay you down, down, down
Trying to lay you down, down, down
You still the baddest girl around, 'round, 'round
And they'd notice, they'd notice
You would shut it