I said I love The Smiths. You have good taste in music

Summer: 'To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die'. Love it.

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500 Days of Summer

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500 Days of Summer não é um filme sobre o Verão. Summer is a Girl.

500 Days of Summer não é uma história de amor. Conforme refere o narrador, é uma história de rapaz que encontra rapariga. Tem alguns momentos deliciosos e é o mote para relembrar uma grande música de uma grande banda.

Um desses momentos – a cena do elevador onde Summer trauteia “There is a light that never goes out”.

Summer: The Smiths
Summer: I love The Smiths
Tom: Sorry?
Summer: I said I love The Smiths. You have good taste in music.
Tom: You like The Smiths?
Summer: ‘To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die’. Love it.

500 Days of Summer – The Smiths scene

 

Motivado pela voz feminina de Zooey Deschanel, que não soa nada mal, preteri o original na voz de Morrissey e preferi colocar esta versão cantada a dois, dos australianos Lukesmiths, banda que como o nome indica, muito se inspirou nos The Smiths.

O rapaz, Tom, tem mesmo bom gosto musical, pois até enverga nalgumas cenas do filme, uma t-shirt com a capa desenhada por Peter Saville para o álbum Unknown Pleasures dos Joy Division, o que fará supor que além dos The Smiths, gosta desta outra, ainda mais espetacular (digo eu), banda de Manchester.

A imagem que se tornou icónica e que foi baseada nas ondas-rádio emitidas pelo PSR B1919, um pulsar na constelação de Vulpecula, e que foi o primeiro a ser descoberto com ondas de rádio, o que na altura (1967) imediatamente antes de conseguirem determinar a natureza do sinal, chegou a levar os investigadores a considerarem estar na presença de algo proveniente de vida extra-terrestre.

 

The Smiths – There is a light that never goes out

Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
And they’re young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one
Anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and I
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their
Home, and I’m welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh God, my chance has come at last
(But then a strange fear gripped me and I
Just couldn’t ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one, da
Oh, I haven’t got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Oh, there is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out

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