martes, 25 de agosto de 2009

"I´VE NEVER BEEN TO ME"/CHARLENE

Charlene Marilynn D´Angelo, nace el 1 de junio de 1950 en Hollywood/California. Conocida por la canción "I´ve Never Been to Me" del año 1982.
Fue bautizada bajo el nombre de Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo, que más tarde se redujo a Charlene para su sello discográfico. En el año 1973 firma por la Motown Records bajo el nombre de Charlene Duncan y lanza su primer single "All That Love Went to Waste" en el año 1974. Tres años despues lanza su segundo álbum. En 1977 lanza un álbum en el que aparece "Ive Never Been to Me" en el que no aparece el puente hablado del disco, sin tener ningún exito.
Charlene originalmente graba "I've Never Been to Me" en 1976, y el single alcanzó el número 97 en los EE.UU. Hot 100 Singles Chart en 1977. Cuando se libera de nuevo en 1982, el sencillo alcanzó el # 3 en los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.), y el # 1, en junio de 1982, en el Reino Unido (UK). The song has been her only Top 40 hit as of 2008. La canción ha sido su único Top 40 hit en 2008. Charlene hizo tres versionbes de la canción la versión inicial de que era en realidad la segunda versión grabada. Her original (and ultimately most popular) version includes an expanded bridge, in which the singer makes an impassioned comparison between the noncommittal "fantasy about people and places as we'd like them to be," versus the committed real love of a family. [ citation needed ] Su original (y en última instancia, más popular) incluye un puente de la versión ampliada, en la que el cantante hace una comparación entre la fantasía apasionada sin compromiso "de gente y lugares que nos gustaría que fueran," en comparación con el amor verdadero de la familia.
Originalmente escrito desde una perspectiva masculina, la canción fue reescrita para Charlene por Ron Miller.
En el año 1982, el sencillo alcanza la cima de la popularidad y se considera uno de los mayores exitos del año.
"I've Never Been to Me", fue presentado como la canción de apertura a la película de 1994 Las aventuras de Priscilla, reina del desierto.



LETRA:
Hey lady, you lady, cursing at your life
you're a discontented mother and a regimented wife
I've no doubt you dream about the things you'll never do
But, I wish someone had talked to me
Like I wanna talk to you.....
Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
I took the hand of a preacher man and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me
Please lady, please lady, don't just walk away
'Cause I have this need to tell you why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me still living in your eyes
Won't you share a part of a weary heart that has lived million lies....
Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece
while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things
that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me
Hey, you know what paradise is?
it's a lie, a fantasy we create
about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
it's that little baby you're holding,
it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
that's truth, that's love......
Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children
that might have made me complete
But I took the sweet life,
I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I've spent my life exploring the subtle
whoring that costs too much to be free
Hey lady...
I've been to paradise, (I've been to paradise)
But I've never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California,
and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece
while I've sipped champagne on a yacht)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to cryin' for unborn children
that might have made me complete)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California,
and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me.
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