A vida imita a arte?

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Nos anos 80, os filmes de terror (como Halloween – A Noite do Terror, Sexta-feira 13 e A Hora do Pesadelo) estavam em alta.

Não demorou muito para que a tendência seguisse para a música, onde o maior destaque é a inesquecível Thriller, de Michael Jackson.

Em uma outra música que seguia essa tendência, o compositor queixava-se de não ter mais privacidade e associava isso a uma imaginária situação de terror. O medo era tanto que beirava a paranóia!

Somebody’s Watching Me

Por Rockwell*

Who’s watching
Tell me, who’s watching
Who’s watching me

I’m just an average man
With an average life
I work from nine to five
Hey, hell, I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone
In my average home
But why do I always feel
Like I’m in the Twilight Zone

And (I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
And I have no privacy
Whooooa-oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Tell me, is it just a dream

When I come home at night
I bolt the door real tight
People call me on the phone
I’m trying to avoid
But can the people on TV see me
Or am I just paranoid

When I’m in the shower
I’m afraid to wash my hair
‘Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there
People say I’m crazy
Just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me
Of Psycho too much
That’s why

(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
And I have no privacy
Whooooa, oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Who’s playin’ tricks on me

[Instrumental]

(Who’s watching me)
I don’t know anymore
Are the neighbors watching me
(Who’s watching)
Well, is the mailman watching me
(Tell me, who’s watching)
And I don’t feel safe anymore
Oh, what a mess
I wonder who’s watching me now
(Who)
The IRS

(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
And I have no privacy
Whooooa, oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Tell me, is it just a dream
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
And I have no privacy
Whooooa, oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Who’s playin’ tricks on me
(Who’s watching me)
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Oooooooh
Whooooa-oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
So ? who can it be
(Who’s watching me)
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Whooooa-oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Who’s playing tricks on me
(Who’s watching me)
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Can I have my privacy
Whooooa-oh-oh
(I always feel like)
(Somebody’s watching me)
Who’s playing tricks on me

* Kennedy William Gordy. Link para o vídeo.

rockwell_somebodys_watching_me.pngRockwell lançou mais alguns discos, mas nenhum fez tanto sucesso quanto esse (que incluiu ainda outra faixa de sucesso, o melô romântico Knife).

Mesmo assim, a canção é atual ainda hoje, 32 anos depois, devido à internet e às redes sociais… E sem precisar do terror!

Seria um caso de coincidência?

Ou de previsão?

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