Viviendo en una oración

Érase una vez, no hace mucho,

Tommy solía trabajar en las dársenas, el sindicato ha estado en paro,

Tiene la mala suerte, es duro, tan duro,

Gina trabaja en la cafetería el día entero, trabajando para su hombre,

Trae a casa su paga por amor, por amor.

 

Dice que necesitamos aferrarse a lo que tenemos,

No hace una diferencia si triunfamos o no,

Tenemos el uno al otro y es mucho por amor,

Haremos un intento.

 

¡Ah! Estamos al punto intermedio,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración,

Agarra a mí de la mano,

Triunfaremos, juro,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración.

 

El bajo de Tommy está en la casa de empeños,

Ahora está reprimiendo, solía hacerlo hablar,

Es duro, tan duro,

Gina sueña de huyendo,

Cuando llora por la noche, Tommy cuchichea,

Cariño está bien, algún día.

 

Dice que necesitamos aferrarse a lo que tenemos,

No hace una diferencia si triunfamos o no,

Tenemos el uno al otro y es mucho por amor,

Haremos un intento.

 

¡Ah! Estamos al punto intermedio,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración,

Agarra a mí de la mano,

Triunfaremos, juro,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración.

 

¡Ah! Necesitamos aferrarse, listos o no,

Vives por la lucha cuando es todas que tienes.

 

¡Ah! Estamos al punto intermedio,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración,

Agarra a mí de la mano,

Triunfaremos, juro,

¡Ah! Viviendo en una oración.

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Lately I’ve been enjoying reading apocalypse literature – The Passage, The Girl With all the Gifts, The Fifth Wave. I love being swept along on an adventure in a new world where the characters struggle for survival and discover strengths they never realised they had. Also they get to fight off zombies/vampires/aliens.

And there’s always a good zombie/vampire/alien (usually a half “infected” child) present to make us question what it truly means to be human. The protagonist will team up with this character, fighting side by side against the bad zombies/vampires/aliens and paramilitary pockets of humans who have gone too far. Usually at the end of a trilogy of such books, victory for our heroes will ensue and they settle down to enjoy life in a brave new world which has none of the problematic trappings of our own. In some cases, as in The Girl With all the Gifts, the only survivors are the half-infected children, a new kind of humanity who we hope will do a better job than we did.

As I said, I’ve been reading a lot of these books lately. This, combined with a few camping trips, has sparked my interest in a post-apocalyptic, survivalist society. Or at least my interest in writing a book on that theme.

I already have an early scene worked out – a previously romcom-watching, wine-by-the-bottle-drinking, office-working woman has fled the dangerous city. It’s infested with zombies/vampires/aliens, don’t forget. For the first time in her life she’s alone, and starving. She camps out in an abandoned farm and comes across a lamb. Within one second of spotting the animal, her thoughts move from seeing it as a cute thing to gush over to seeing it as a source of food she’ll need to kill. That one second is the shift; the world and the people living in it will never be the same again.

There’s adventure in things never being the same again, a universe of possibilities. The monotony and mundanity of the old life (our life) will cease. No more getting up early to go to a job you’d rather not do, no more paying taxes, no more being stuck in traffic and no more feeling anxious because you haven’t achieved all you feel you should. What really matters will become so clear it’ll almost blind you. But when you emerge from the daze, into a simplified life, you’ll be happier. And even with those zombies/vampires/aliens chasing you, maybe you’ll be freer.

Atómico

Uh eh, hazme el momento

El momento hazlo bien

Uh eh, hazme el momento

El momento, el momento

 

Ay, tu pelo es hermoso

Ay, el momento, atómico

 

Uh eh, hazme el momento

El momento, el momento

Ay, uh eh, hazlo magnifico

El momento, bien

 

Ay, tu pelo es hermoso

Ay, el momento, atómico

 

Tu pelo es hermoso

Ay, tu pelo es hermoso

El momento

Tu pelo es hermoso

El momento hazlo magnifico

El momento hazme bien

 

Tu pelo es hermoso

Ay, el momento

 

Ay, atómico

Ay, atómico

Ay, el momento

Ay, atómico

Ay, atómico

Ay