Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Skeletons


1987 álbum CHARACTERS


Compositores * Stevie Wonder
Producción y arreglos * Stevie Wonder
Músicos * Stevie Wonder: todos instrumentos

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Fue en septiembre de 1987 cuando Stevie Wonder publicó -como sencillo de su álbum Characters- "Skeletons". Canción por la que recibió una nominación como mejor canción en la categoría de RnB, y otra como mejor interpretación vocal en la misma categoría. Fue Nº 1 en la lista "Black Singles Chart", a la vez que situarla también en el top 20 de la lista de "Billboard Hot 100" y "US dance chart". La canción, de estilo funky-pop sintetizado, relataba las mentiras y engaños que se estaban descubriendo en la sociedad y la política. La canción apareció en la película "Jungla de Cristal" cuando el personaje Argyle hablaba por teléfono, y apareció también en el segundo tráiler de la banda sonora del videojuego Grand Theft Auto V.





Skeletons

Letra

Skeletons in your closet
Itchin' to come outside
Messin' with your conscience
In a way your face can't hide

Oh things are gettin' real funky
Down at the old corral
And it's not the skunks that are stinkin'
It's the stinkin' lies you tell

What did your mama tell you about lies
She said it wasn't polite to tell a white one
What did your daddy tell you about lies
He said one white one turns into a black one

So, it's gettin' ready to blow
It's gettin' ready to show
Somebody shot off at the mouth and
We're gettin' ready to know

It's gettin' ready to drop
It's gettin' ready to shock
Somebody done turned up the heater
An'a it's gettin' ready to pop

Crevices in your pantry
Now what do we have in here
Havin' a daytime nightmare
Has always been your biggest fear

Oh things are gettin' real crucial
Up the old wazoo
Yet you cry, why am I the victim?
When the culprit's y-o-u

What did your mama tell you about lies
She said it wasn't polite to tell a white one
What did your daddy tell you about lies
He said one white one turns into a black one

So, it's gettin' ready to blow
It's gettin' ready to show
Somebody shot off at the mouth and
We're gettin' ready to know

It's gettin' ready to drop
It's gettin' ready to shock
Somebody done turned up the heater
An'a it's gettin' ready to pop

It's gettin' ready to seep
You're gettin' ready to freak
Somebody done picked up the talk box
We're gettin' ready to speak

It's gettin' ready to jive
You're gettin' ready to gel
Somebody done gone let the lid off
We're gettin' ready to smell

They're gettin' ready to deal
You're gettin' ready to ill
Somebody done just dropped the big dime
And they're gettin' ready to squeal

It's gettin' ready to turn
We're gettin' ready to learn
Somebody done fired up the brimstone
And you're gettin' ready to burn

It's gettin' ready to shake
You're gettin' ready to ache
Somebody done snitched to the news crew
And it's gettin' ready to break

You're gettin' ready to lie
They're gettin' ready to spy
Somebody's been put on the hot seat
And you're gettin' ready to fry
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