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She Acts Like We Never Have Met

Muchas veces pienso en letras de canciones. Situaciones que me hacen recordar determinados versos.
Pese a eso, salvo algunas excepciones, no escucho la música intentando entender toda la letra. Lo que me quedan suelen ser estrofas sueltas, que por lo que sea me han llegado de alguna manera especial.
 
Hay unas lineas de Bob Dylan en las que pensaba hace poco:
 
An' if anybody asks me, "Is it easy to forget?"
I'll say, "It's easily done,
You just pick anyone,
An' pretend that you never have met!"

 
Durante toda la canción esa imagen está todo el rato, pero son esos versos finales los que me han impresionado siempre. "Si alguien me pregunta: '¿Es facil olvidar?' Yo respondería: 'es muy facil de hacer, simplemente escoge a quien sea, y finge que nunca le conociste."
 
Hoy especialmente algo me ha hecho recordarlos, y he usado: Bob Dylan  para buscar la letra entera de la canción. No voy a traducir más, porque pierde mucha fuerza. Si intento mantener el sentido, se complican las frases y/o viceversa.
 
La canción entera habla de alguien que no entiende como, habiendo estado tan cerca, se puede estar tan lejos, si es la misma persona ¡Cómo se puede olvidar tanto!
 
La canción: "I don't believe you, (She act's like we never have met)" de "Another Side of Bob Dylan", 1964.
 
I can't understand,
She let go of my hand
An' left me here facing the wall.
I'd sure like t' know
Why she did go,
But I can't get close t' her at all.
Though we kissed through the wild blazing nighttime,
She said she would never forget.
But now mornin's clear,
It's like I ain't here,
She just acts like we never have met.

It's all new t' me,
Like some mystery,
It could even be like a myth.
Yet it's hard t' think on,
That she's the same one
That last night I was with.
From darkness, dreams're deserted,
Am I still dreamin' yet?
I wish she'd unlock
Her voice once an' talk,
'Stead of acting like we never have met.

If she ain't feelin' well,
Then why don't she tell
'Stead of turnin' her back t' my face?
Without any doubt,
She seems too far out
For me t' return t' her chase.
Though the night ran swirling an' whirling,
I remember her whispering yet.
But evidently she don't
An' evidently she won't,
She just acts like we never have met.

If I didn't have t' guess,
I'd gladly confess
T' anything I might've tried.
If I was with 'er too long
Or have done something wrong,
I wish she'd tell me what it is, I'll run an' hide.
Though her skirt it swayed as a guitar played,
Her mouth was watery and wet.
But now something has changed
For she ain't the same,
She just acts like we never have met.

I'm leavin' today,
I'll be on my way
Of this I can't say very much.
But if you want me to,
I can be just like you
An' pretend that we never have touched.
An' if anybody asks me, "Is it easy to forget?"
I'll say, "It's easily done,
You just pick anyone,
An' pretend that you never have met!"
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