Song for Bob Dylan, la canción que David Bowie dedicó a Dylan

Hunky Dory es el cuarto disco de David Bowie. Lo editó RCA en 1971, sello discográfico en el que trabajó Bowie en los 70’s. Hunky Dory es quizás el disco más auténtico de Bowie. Acústico, en él participaron Rick Wakeman al piano y Mick Ronson a la guitarra.

En Hunky Dory, David Bowie dedica una canción a Dylan titulada Song for Bob Dylan.

[audio: for Bob Dylan.mp3]
Este fragmento de canción se ofrece aquí como muestra e ilustración de este post. Para escucharlo completo se recomienda adquirir el álbum.

Y he aquí la letra:

Oh, hear this Robert Zimmerman
I wrote a song for you
About a strange young man
called Dylan
With a voice like sand and glue
His words of truthful vengeance
They could pin us to the floor
Brought a few more people on
And put the fear in a whole lot more

Ah, Here she comes
Here she comes
Here she comes again
The same old painted lady
From the brow of a superbrain
She’ll scratch this world to pieces
As she comes on like a friend
But a couple of songs
From your old scrapbook
Could send her home again

You gave your heart to every bedsit room
At least a picture on my wall
And you sat behind a million pair of eyes
And told them how they saw
Then we lost your train of thought
The paintings are all your own
While troubles are rising
We’d rather be scared
Together than alone

Ah, Here she comes…

Now hear this Robert Zimmerman
Though I don’t suppose we’ll meet
Ask your good friend Dylan
If he’d gaze a while
down the old street
Tell him we’ve lost his poems
So they’re writing on the walls
Give us back our unity
Give us back our family
You’re every nation’s refugee
Don’t leave us with their sanity

Ah, Here she comes….