sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2007

Madness: el ska más divertido de los 80


Uno de los grupos más icónicos de los 80, Madness es un auténtico clásico del ska, de la fiesta y el bailoteo animal. Entre otras caben destacar varias de sus canciones : el impepinable One step beyond, Our house, It must be love, Night boat to Cairo, etc.
Hoy me quedo con una de mis favoritas: House of fun, donde se nos narran las peripecias de un chico de 16 añitos recién cumplidos y sus intentos de comprar condones. Así que ahí os dejo la letra de tan divertida canción:

HOUSE OF FUN

Good morning miss
Can I help you son?
Sixteen today
And up for fun
Im a big boy now
Or so they say
So if you'll serve
I'll be on my way

Box of balloons
With the feather-light touch
Pack of party-poppers
That pop in the night
A toothbrush and hairspray
Plastic grin
Miss clay on all corners
Has just walked in

Welcome to the house of fun
Now I've come of age
Welcome to the house of fun
Welcome to the lions den
Temptations on his way
Welcome to the house of

N-n-n-n-n-n-no no miss
You misunderstood
Sixteen big boy
Full pint in my manhood
Im up to date
And the dates today
So if you'll serve
I'll be on my way

Welcome to the house of fun
Now I've come of age
Welcome to the lions den
Temptations on his way
Welcome to the house of (fun)

I'm sorry son
But we don't stock
Party gimmicks
In this shop
Try the house of fun
It's quicker if you run
This is a chemists
Not a joke shop!

Party hats
Simple enough clear
Comprehende savvy understand
Do you hear?
A pack of party hats
With the coloured tips
Too late!
Gorgon heard gossip
Well hello Joe, hello miss Clay
Many happy returns from the day

Welcome to the house of fun
Now I've come of age
Welcome to the house of fun
Welcome to the lions den
Temptations on his way
Welcome to the house of fun

Welcome to the house of fun...