Hit impepinable: “With A Little Help From My Friends” (Joe Cocker)

Ya tenemos una edad, está claro.

Una edad en la que nuestros ídolos de juventud mueren sin cesar porque, de hecho, ellos ya tienen esa edad en la que la morir deja de ser un accidente.

Hoy le ha tocado a Joe Cocker, con 70 años, y me da pie a poner un hit impepinable con el que mato dos pájaros de un tiro (o tres, pues es un versión de The Beatles): canción y serie.

Con With A Little Help From My Friends se abría una de las series que marcó a los que ya hace tiempo empezamos a peinar canas (los suertudos que no enseñamos cartón): The Wonder Years (Aquellos maravillosos años) y se convirtió en una de esas melodías que evocan imágenes de adolescencia y que, con seguridad, lo seguirán haciendo hasta que el cerebro ya no nos den ni para llevar una cuchara a la boca. Seguramente, incluso en ese estado, la música seguirá siendo un ancla que nos aferra a ciertos recuerdos.

Agur Joe!

With A Little Help From My Friends

(Joe Cocker, With A Little Help From My Friends, 1969)
What would you think if sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me ?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
What do I do when my love is away
(Does it worry you to be alone ?)
How do I feel by the end of the day,
(Are you sad because you’re on your own ?)
No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
Do you need anybody
I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.
Would you believe in a love at first sight
Yes I’m certain that it happen all the time
What do you see when you turn out the light
I can’t tell you but I know it’s mine,
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
Do you need anybody, I just need someone to love
Could it be anybody, I want somebody to love.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
with a little help from my friends.