Poison

Poison es una de esas bandas catalogadas como “Hair metal” cuyo punto máximo se dio en la segunda mitad de los 80. Simbolizaban una época donde estaba todo por hacer y la  ilusión por lo que podía venir.

Todas estas bandas tenían su sede en Los Ángeles, una ciudad muy lejos de la decadente L.A. actual. Su estilo musical se cataloga como Glam y sus canciones son básicamente de amor/desamor.

Entre sus canciones destacan baladas como “Every Rose has its torn” (toda rosa tiene su espina) o “Unskinny Bop”.

La verdad es que como cualquier adolescente de la época, jamás me fijé en sus letras más allá del título o del estribillo, o bien porque no entendía bien la canción (y eso que era de Matrícula en Inglés) o no entendía el sentido de la letra. Pero la verdad es que tienen letras muy interesantes y mucho más elaboradas que cualquier letra actual.

Ayer escuchaba estas dos canciones que voy a poner, cuyas letras son bastante más que interesantes:

Poison – Every Rose Has Thorn (Toda rosa tiene su espina)

We both lie silently still
In the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did
Did the words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that’s why they say

[Chorus:]
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn
Yeah it does

I listen to our favorite song
Playing on the radio
Hear the dj say loves a game
Of easy come and easy go
But I wonder does he know
Has he ever felt like this
And I know that you’d be here right now
If I could have let you know somehow
I guess

[Chorus:]
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn
Yeah it does

Though it’s been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals
But the scar, that scar remains

I know I could have saved a love that night
If I’d known what to say
Instead of makin’ love
We both made our separate ways
But now I hear you found somebody new
And that I never meant that much to you
To hear that tears me up inside
And to see you cuts me like a knife
I guess

[Chorus:]
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn
Yeah it does

 

 

Poison – Life Goes On (La vida continúa)

I felt this before
Now I feel it again
No matter how hard I try
This feeling won’t endSo I pretend you’re here by my side
Tonight on this lonely ride
I keep telling myself that[Chorus]
Life goes on while you’re miles away
And I need you
Time goes on as night steals the day
There’s nothing I can do

You heal up my wounds
I tasted your tears
You spilled out your heart
So I let out my fears

But one fear that I kept to myself
Was how I prayed that you’d love no one else
Like you’re saying you love me

[Chorus]

If you only knew how much I miss you

When my mind plays these tricks on me
It shows me things I don’t want to see
That’s why I tell myself
I keep telling myself
Just take another piece of me

[Chorus]

And this last mile I travel with you

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