Julio 15, 2018

La lírica de Ian Curtis

El día de hoy, el vocalista y letrista de Joy Division cumpliría 62 años.

POR Julio Cruz Montoya

Love Will Tear Us Apart” (el amor nos destrozará) fue escrita en 1979 por Ian Curtis como exclamación de un pensamiento literario que trascendería épocas y que hasta hoy en día se mantiene en el pensamiento colectivo. Escuchar la voz de Curtis es de muchas formas un retrato de la nostalgia humana; sus interpretaciones muestran muchos matices emocionales. En diversas ocasiones, el referente de Joy Division comentó que habría sido escritor si no hubiera pertenecido a esa agrupación. La influencia literaria de Franz Kafka, Nikolái Gógol, William S. Burroughs y el resto de los escritores de la generación beat se vio reflejada en composiciones líricas como “Dead Souls”, “Colony” e “Interzone”. Temas que recuerdan que uno pertenece a sus afectos. El ideario de Joy Division y su estilo musical los convirtió rápidamente en una de las bandas más influyentes de Inglaterra para generaciones posteriores, pero la trágica muerte de su vocalista sorprendió a sus contemporáneos que observaron cómo uno de los compositores más prometedores de ese entonces se despedía antes de tiempo. A continuación presentamos una serie de poemas y letras escritos por Ian Curtis, la mente lírica de Joy Division: An Epitaph for an Electrian Here lies Fred the electrian Who went on a very fateful mission He got a shock when tampering with a fuse Which went from his head right down to his shoes St Valentine’s Day Poem form Ian to Debbie I wish I were a Warhol silk screen Hanging on the wall Or little Joe or maybe Lou I’d love to be them all All New York city’s broken hearts And secrets would be mine I’d put you in a movie reel And that would be just fine “Disorder” It's getting faster, moving faster now It's getting out of hand On the tenth floor, down the back stairs It's a no man's land Lights are flashing, cars are crashing Getting frequent now

Isolation” Mother I tried please believe me, I’m doing the best that I can. I’m ashamed of the things I’ve been put through, I’m ashamed of the person I am.

Insight” Guess your dreams always end. They don’t rise up just descend, But I don’t care anymore, I’ve lost the will to want more

Transmission” Listen to the silence, let it ring on Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun We would have a fine time living in the night Left to blind destruction Waiting for our sight

She’s Lost Control” Confusion in her eyes that says it all
 She’s lost control
 And she’s clinging to the nearest passerby 
She’s lost control

I Remember Nothing” Me in my own world, the one that you knew, For way too long. We were strangers, for way too long. We were strangers, We were strangers, for way too long. For way too long

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" Why is the bedroom so cold? You've turned away on your side Is my timing that flawed? Our respect runs so dry Yet there's still this appeal That we've kept through our lives

"The Eternal" Cry like a child, though these years make me older, With children my time is so wastefully spent, A burden to keep, though their inner communion, Accept like a curse an unlucky deal.

 

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