viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

Artichoke - Mary Anning

Artichoke es una banda de indie-pop de Los Angeles compuesta por Timothy Sellers (voz y guitarra), Steve Collins (theremin y percusión), Antonia Romeo (voz), Anna Hollingsworth (acordeón), Nicholas Reiter (guitarra) y Ty Key (bateria), conocida por realizar álbumes conceptuales que tratan de ciencia, historia y ecología, como "Bees", "Historic Highland Park" o el que nos interesa "26 Scientists". Y es que en este último disco, encontramos una canción dedicada a Mary Anning. Ahí la dejo:

La letra de la canción es la siguiente:

Do you know Mary Anning?
Born on a southern shore.
Her father, Richard, was a cab-i-net ma-ker.
And Richard died too early.
And left the Anning's poor.
But lucky Mary Anning found an ich-thy-o-saur!

By circa 1820,
She ran a fossil store.
She put the bones together
For the col-lect-ors.
And science was the province
Of men of noble birth.
But I'd take Mary Anning
Over those stuffed white shirts!

Ancient life that sleeps as fossils..

She was walkin' the cliffs
On her own by the sea.
She was wonderin' if
There were shapes underneath.
There were men with their cash
But that's not what it took.
She could read every line
On the ground like a book.
She assembled the bones
Of the past
In cement.
And she sold them in town
For a couple a pence.
And she showed all the men
How the bones could connect.
Though at first some would scoff
They would grow to respect...

Do you know Mary Anning?
Born on a southren shore.
Her father, Richard, was a cab-i-net ma-ker.
And Richard died too early.
And left the Anning's poor.
But lucky Mary Anning found an ich-thy-o-saur!

"How did you get in here!?
Show me what you've found, Dear.
Hello, isn't that queer?
Do you have any more?"
"How did you get in here!?
Show me what you've found, Dear.
Hello, isn't that queer?
Do you have any more?"
?reeuq taht t'nsi ,olleH
?erom yna evah uoy oD
"How did you get in here!?
Show me what you've found, Dear"

Y os dejo un extra. En el mismo disco también encontramos una canción dedicada a Charles Darwin:

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