08 abril 2010

Gladys Knight & The Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia

Gladys Knight & The Pips fueron, sobre todo en los 60 y 70, una elegante manifestación de buen soul, que contaban con una de voces más prodigiosas y mejor dotadas de la música negra.
La formación estaba liderada por ella, la reina Gladys Knight, acompañada por su hermano y dos de sus primos. Formaron parte de las discográficas más punteras, Motown, Columbia o MCA, logrando un buen número de éxitos. Gladys fue distanciándose del grupo y moviéndose hacia géneros más templados. Pero la magia de las raices gospel y soul siempre permanecerán visibles en temas como "Midnight Train to Georgia". Una canción a ritmo de tren nocturno, que habla de sueños rotos y de volver a los orígenes sobre los viejos raíles cargados de esperanzas e ilusiones. Todo un número 1, que logró un premio Grammy y convertirse en todo un clásico soul.


Letra

L A proved too much for the man
[He couldn't make it]
So he's leavin' the life he's come to know
[He said he's goin']
He said he's goin' back to find
Ooh, what's left of his world
The world he left behind
Not so long ago

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back
To a simpler place in time

And I'll be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine

He kept dreamin'
That someday he'd be a star
But he sure found out the hard way
That dreams don't always come true
So he pawned all his hopes
And he even sold his old car
Bought a one way ticket back
To the life he once knew
Oh yes he did
He said he would

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back to find
A simpler place in time

And I'm gonna be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than be without him in mine

He's leavin'
On that midnight train to Georgia
Said he's goin' back to find
A simpler place in time

And I've gotta be with him
On that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than be without him in mine

Go, gonna board, gonna board
The midnight train to Georgia
Gonna board the midnight train
Gotta go, gonna board
Gonna board
Gonna board the midnight train

1 comentarios:

Mo Sweat dijo...

Sin duda uno de mis temas favoritos de la historia del Soul, como así lo reflejé en aquel curioso evento de los 25 temas favoritos de todos los tiempos.

La voz de Gladys Knight es maravillosa.


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