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It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat

It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat

inviata da Bernart - 27/8/2013 - 15:16


Molto interessante… Ascoltando il brano su YouTube, mi sono accorto che la terza strofa, dopo il ‎ritornello (ripresa poi come penultima) non coincideva. In effetti – come conferma ‎‎questa nota di Richard W. Scott su Uphill Writing – i versi furono censurati ed il gruppo fu ‎costretto a cambiarli. Il testo originale era molto più crudo e satirico e faceva diretto riferimento alla ‎guerra in Vietnam:‎

It's good news week
There’s lots of blood in Asia now,‎
They’ve butchered off the sacred cow, ‎
They’ve got a lot to eat

Bernart - 27/8/2013 - 15:29



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