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#Fogatera: El Marshall y Piccini interpretaron 'Man on the Moon', de R.E.M.

2017-11-20 16:08:22

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'Man on the Moon' es una de las más populares y conocidas canciones del grupo estadounidense R.E.M. Es el segundo sencillo de su álbum 'Automatic for the People' publicado en 1992.

La canción hace numerosas referencias al humorista estadounidense Andy Kaufman y sus 'burlas' e imitaciones de Elvis Presley. También se habla de su trabajo con los profesionales de la lucha libre Fred Blassie y Jerry Lawler. La canción fue lanzada como sencillo en 1993.

El título, la letra y el video de R.E.M. hacen referencia a la teoría de la conspiración del aterrizaje del hombre en la luna.

También hay rumores que afirman que Andy Kaufman falsificó su muerte, aunque en la canción no se hace referencia directa a esto, pero sí a que el comediante debe ser visto como alguien que tenía algo bajo la manga, citándose esto indirectamente en versos como 'If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool' ('si crees que no hay nada bajo su manga, entonces nada está bien').

LETRA DE 'MAN ON THE MOON', DE R.E.M. 

Mott the Hoople and the Game of Life (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Monopoly, twenty-one, checkers, and chess (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
See you heaven if you make the list (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now, Andy did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey, baby?
Are we losing touch?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool

Moses went walking with the staff of wood (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Newton got beaned by the apple good (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Mister Charles Darwin had the gall to ask (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now Andy did you hear about this one
Tell me, are you locked in the punch
Hey, Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey, baby?
Are you having fun?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool

Here's a little agit for the never-believer (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Here's a little ghost for the offering (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Here's a truck stop instead of Saint Peter's (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Mister Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now Andy did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey baby, are we losing touch?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool