bret easton ellis

Publié le 13 Mai 2020

Cette chanson est inspiré du roman Moins que zéro (Less Than Zero) de Bret Easton Ellis dont le personnage principal s'appelle Clay (Clayton). Disappear Here (Disparaître ici) est une expression qui revient plusieurs fois dans ce roman.

Dans Song for Clay de Bloc Party, des références aux thèmes du livre de la jeunesse, de l'indulgence excessive et de l'exploration d'Ellis de l'omniprésence de la première culture MTV - qui, comme les réseaux sociaux d'aujourd'hui, ont eu un impact énorme sur les adolescents dans les années 1980.

I am trying to be heroic in an age of modernity
I am trying to be heroic, because all around me history sings
So I enjoyed and I devoured flesh and wine and luxury
But in my heart I am lukewarm nothing ever really touches me
At Les Trois Garçons
We meet at precisely
9 o'clock.
I order the foie gras and I eat it with complete disdain
Bubbles rise in champagne flutes,
But when we kiss I feel nothing
Feasting on sleeping pills and Marlboro Reds
(So busy, won't save you)
Oho, How our, how our parents they suffered for nothing
Live the dream, live the dream, live the dream
Like the 80's never happened
People are afraid, are afraid
To merge on the freeway
Disappear here
Stroll the pier
Into the magazine launch party
I am handed a pill, and I swallow with complete disdain
Kick-drum bangs off the high-hat; remembered to look bored
We suck each others' faces and make sure we are noticed
(Cocaine won't save you)
Because East London is a vampire
It sucks the joy right out of me
How we look for corruption in these golden years
Oho, How our, how our parents they suffered for nothing
Live the dream, live the dream, live the dream
Like the 80's never happened
People are afraid, are afraid
To merge on the freeway
Disappear here.
Disappear here.
Disappear here.
Disappear here.
Disappear here.

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