Dagafsluiter: The Passenger

Vandaag is James Newell Osterberg Jr. – beter bekend als Iggy Pop – 70 jaar geworden. Een respectabele leeftijd voor iemand waarvan we ooit dachten dat hij de dertig niet eens zou halen. Wij zijn blij dat een true original als Iggy nog steeds onder ons is: Iggy heeft ‘het’ zoals slechts zeer weinigen ‘het’ ooit hadden.

Iggy schreef de tekst van The Passenger tijdens een nachtelijke rit met de Berlijnse S-Bahn. De muziek voor deze hypnotiserende, bijna extatische song werd geschreven door Iggy’s toenmalige gitarist Ricky Gardener.

I am the passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the citys backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, theyre bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight
I am the passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the citys a rip in the sky
And everything looks good tonight
Singin la la la la la-la-la la
La la la la la-la-la la
La la la la la-la-la la la-la
Get into the car
We’ll be the passenger
We’ll ride through the city tonight
See the citys ripped backside
We’ll see the bright and hollow sky
We’ll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight
Oh the passenger
How how he rides
Oh the passenger
He rides and he rides
He looks through his window
What does he see?
He sees the bright and hollow sky
He see the stars come out tonight
He sees the citys ripped backsides
He sees the winding ocean drive
And everything was made for you and me
All of it was made for you and me
cause it just belongs to you and me
So lets take a ride and see whats mine
Singing…
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
He sees things from under glass
He looks through his windows eye
He sees the things he knows are his
He sees the bright and hollow sky
He sees the city asleep at night
He sees the stars are out tonight
And all of it is yours and mine
And all of it is yours and mine
Oh, lets ride and ride and ride and ride…
Singing…