O Titanic de Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan vai lançar disco novo, chamado enigmaticamente de Tempest (a última peça de Shakespeare, e o último disco de Renato Russo também – não que Dylan saiba disso, mas enfim).


Há uma versão à venda que traz um pôster, o disco e uma… gaita! Personalizada com a grife Dylan, por quê não?

E o comediante Tim Heidecker, do Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, ouviu falar que uma das músicas do novo disco era um épico de 14 minutos sobre a épica tragédia do navio que “nem Deus poderia afundar” e resolveu bater o mestre em seu próprio jogo, antecipando a canção na versão abaixo.

A letra segue abaixo e é uma homenagem impagável – principalmente no final.

On April the tenth, Nineteen Twelve
A story began for which we must delve
Out of the port of Southhampton the liner did leave
On a cruise to Manhattan or so they believed
It was the largest boat man ever built
Born from men who had breathed in the dust and the silt
The boat they had told us could never be sunk
Whoever promised that had musta been trunk
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
Edward John Smith was the man in command
It was his vessell when it wasn’t on land
Murdoch at his side his crew was the best
Hand picked for the cruise above all the rest.
Harland and Wolf had build the ship strong
To sail for many years and last very long
But when it came to lifeboats they could have used more
They just couldn’t imagine what they be needed for
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
The ship It was cruising straight to New York
While the millionaires ate caviar from the tip of a fork
And the immigrants huddled down in the hull
That big old boat was certainly full
Yes, the White Star Line was known for it’s greed
Never tolerated stoways or people in need
The dining rooms decked out in silver and gold
While the tramps in steerage shivering and cold
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
Up in the crows nest – Fleet was perched
His duty was clear he just had to search
For an iceberg or anything that was clear
They only trouble was it was already too near
The berg tore into the side and caused a gash
While the people on deck were having a bash
The bow listed back and the people screamed
The impossible had happened or so it had seemed.
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
So many people plunged into the waters
Many husbands and wives and sons and daughters
There were lifeboats for some who were lucky or greedy
To die cold and alone was the fate for the needy
The mast rose high and then sunk down
Just to dissapear without a sound.
The Carpatia she eventually arrived
But it was much too late so many had died
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
The director Cameron on the set of True Lies
As the scene played out out he closed his eyes
A vision of his next film was becoming clear
The story of the shipwreck for all to hear.
DeCaprio was cast and Winslet as Well
Little did they know the shoot would be hell
Cameron pushed the limits of CGI
All the special effects really defied the eye
Oh Titanic – how could you let us down
Oh Titanic – you’re lying on the bottom of the water just waiting to be found
When the film premiered it blew the roof off the place
All the executives of smiles on the face
It went on to gross more than a movie ever had
For a flick about a shipwreck – that ain’t bad
It was a lock for the Oscar it just couldnt lose
The academy never even had to chose
When Cameron took the prize his head must have swirled
At the podium he said i’m the king of the world.
Then some years later when the timing was right
Cameron dusted off his treasure like we thought he might
The story hasn’t changed nor either the cast
But options for Cameron still were vast
See the original had always seemed kind of flat to me
So the master upgraded it to be seen in 3D

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