​Η σύζυγος του Υπουργού Οικονομικών και γνωστή εικαστικός, Δανάη Στράτου, φέρεται πως αποτέλεσε την έμπνευση για την παγκόσμια ποπ επιτυχία «Common People», την οποία έγραψαν οι PULP!

Ο Independent αναδημοσιεύει άρθρο της Athens Voice σύμφωνα με το οποίο η Δανάη Στράτου είναι μάλλον η πρωταγωνίστρια του τραγουδιού «Common People». Στους στίχους μάλιστα αναφέρεται μεταξύ άλλων, ότι «ήρθε από την Ελλάδα», «σπούδαζε Γλυπτική στο Central St Martins College» και «ήθελε να ζήσει όπως οι απλοί άνθρωποι».

Η τεράστια επιτυχία που έγραψε ο Τζάρβις Κόκερ, «Common People», κυκλοφόρησε το 1995, αλλά αφορά στην περίοδο που η πρωταγωνίστρια (Δανάη Στράτου) σπούδαζε στο Λονδίνο, δηλαδή από το 1983 έως το 1988.

Την ίδια περίοδο, ο Κόκερ παρακολουθούσε μαθήματα κινηματογράφου, ενώ το 2013 είχε δηλώσει ότι γνώρισε την Ελληνίδα και μάλιστα θυμήθηκε και τι είχαν συζητήσει. «Ήθελε να μετακομίσει στο Hackney και να ζήσει σαν τους κοινούς θνητούς». Αυτό ήταν και η έμπνευση για το τραγούδι του. Όμως η ταυτότητα της γυναίκας δεν είχε αποκαλυφθεί ποτέ... και γύρω από αυτήν υπήρχε ένα μυστήριο! Ωστόσο, οι στίχοι ταιριάζουν πάρα πολύ με τη ζωή και την πορεία της Δανάης Στράτου.

Η Δανάη Στράτου εκτός από σύζυγος του Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη είναι η μεγαλύτερη κόρη του βιομηχάνου Φαίδωνα Στράτου της ιστορικής Πειραϊκής -Πατραϊκής και της Ελένης Πόταγα-Στράτου, επίσης εικαστικού και γλύπτριας.

Οι στίχοι

She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge,
She studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College,
That's where I,
Caught her eye.
She told me that her Dad was loaded,
I said "In that case I'll have a rum and coca-cola."
She said "Fine."
And in thirty seconds time she said,

I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do,
I want to sleep with common people,
I want to sleep with common people,
Like you.

Well what else could I do
I said "I'll see what I can do."
I took her to a supermarket,
I don't know why,
But I had to start it somewhere,
So it started there.
I said pretend you've got no money,
She just laughed and said,
"Oh you're so funny."
I said "Yeah?
Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here.

Are you sure you want to live like common people,
You want to see whatever common people see,
You want to sleep with common people,
You want to sleep with common people,
Like me.

But she didn't understand,
She just smiled and held my hand.
Rent a flat above a shop,
Cut your hair and get a job.
Smoke some fags and play some pool,
Pretend you never went to school.
But still you'll never get it right,
'Cause when you're laid in bed at night,
Watching roaches climb the wall,
If you called your Dad he could stop it all.

You'll never live like common people,
You'll never do whatever common people do,
You'll never fail like common people,
You'll never watch your life slide out of view,
And dance and drink and screw,
Because there's nothing else to do.

Sing along with the common people,
Sing along and it might just get you through.
Laugh along with the common people,
Laugh along even though they're laughing at you,
And the stupid things that you do.
Because you think that poor is cool.

Like a dog lying in a corner,
They will bite you and never warn you,
Look out,they'll tear your insides out.
'Cause everybody hates a tourist,
Especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh,
Yeah and the chip stain's grease,
Will come out in the bath.

You will never understand
How it feels to live your life
With no meaning or control
And with nowhere left to go.
You are amazed that they exist
And they burn so bright,
Whilst you can only wonder why.
Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school,
But still you'll never get it right
'Cause when you're laid in bed at night
And watching roaches climb the wall,
If you called your dad he could stop it all
Yeah

You'll never live like common people
You'll never do what common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
And then dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do

I want to live with common people like you