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Hell's Ditch

The Pogues


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Una canzone dedicata a Jean Génet, a lungo in carcere, disertore dalla legione straniera, omosessuale, prima filo nazista, ma poi anticolonialista, filo palestinese e sostenitore delle pantere nere.

This song is based largely on the life and writings of French author and playwright Jean Génet (1910-1986). Génet spent much of his youth and early adulthood in and out of prisons across Europe. In 1948, following his 10th conviction for theft, he received a life sentence but he was released upon the intevention of Jean-Paul Sartre and other stars in the French intellectual firmament.

"The killer's hands are bound with chains
At six o'clock it starts to rain..."

These lines relate to a scene in Génet's Miracle of the Rose (1946) describing the execution of a murderer.

"He'll never see the dawn again
Our lady of the flowers..."

Our Lady of the Flowers (1944) was Génet's first novel. It is based on his experiences in the French penal system.


"Genet's feeling Ramon's dick
The guy in the bunk above gets sick
In the cell next door the lunatic
Starts screaming for his mother..."
Génet's prison novels contain graphic descriptions and passionate defenses of homosexuality and vivid descriptions of the horrid conditions within the prison walls.

"Black dildo, black hell
As the Spanish cops ridiculed my gel..."
When he was 19, Génet escaped from a youth detention center and joined the French foreign legion. He deserted soon after and drifted around Europe, where he survived by stealing and homosexual prostitution. He was arrested in Spain for his homosexual practices, served his time, returned to France and was arrested repeatedly, culminating in the life sentence mentioned

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Life's a bitch, then you die
Black Hell
Hell's ditch - naked howling freedom
The killer's hands are bound with chains
At six o'clock it starts to rain
He'll never see the dawn again
Our lady of the flowers

Genet's feeling Ramon's dick
The guy in the bunk above gets sick
In the cell next door the lunatic
Starts screaming for his mother

Black dildo, black hell,
As the Spanish cops ridiculed my gel
A mugshot I remember well
Little man how you have suffered

I could hear the screams from up above
If it ain't a fist it isn't love
As for our lady she kneels down
Her neck is bent, the blade comes down
Doing! There goes the breakfast bell
Back from heaven, back to hell
Naked howling freedom - Hell's Ditch

inviata da dq82 - 22/7/2016 - 10:50


Questa canzone fu inoltre utilizzata come apertura del concerto al Fuori Orario del 2006 in cui i Modena City Ramblers presentavano i nuovi cantanti Davide "Dudu" Morandi e Elisabetta "Betty" Vezzani

dq82 - 22/7/2016 - 10:53


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