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Back to the World

Curtis Mayfield
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[1973]
Album “Back To The World”

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Una canzone, piuttosto misconosciuta, contro la guerra in Vietnam, scritta quando ormai era evidente a tutti che la guerra era stata perduta e quando tutti potevano finalmente apprezzare quali ne fossero gli effetti collaterali in patria, con un’intera generazione di giovani ridotta a pezzi ed abbandonata a sé stessa.
“The World” era ovviamente l’America, casa, per i GI che combattevano in Vietnam.
Back in the world, back in the world,
Back in the world, back in the world,
Crawlin’ through the trees, suckin’ mud up to my knees,
Fighting this damn war, wonderin’ if the Lord knows what it’s for.

Six long year stretch and we boys was in hell of a mess
I gotta keep my mind, take it slow
Fightin’ hard, what I don’t know
I want to get back home, I got to get back home
Back to the world

I had a talk with little mom, strenuous faces she begin to hum
She said, boy it’s good to see ya, my prayers must have been with you
And now that you’re back and done, let me tell you son,
The war was never won, the war vas never won.

In these city streets – Everywhere
You got to be careful
Where you move your feet, and how you part your hair
Do you really think God could ever forgive this life we live
Back in the world, back in the world.

Oh, My, My, My, My, it’s so hard, it’s so hard
It’s so hard, this life is so hard
I’ve been beatin’ up and robbed
Soldier boy ain’t got no job
Back in the world.

Had a long stretch of sacrifice
Getting back home will be awful nice
Child, your woman has long been gone
The doggone war just lasted too long
The people don’t give a damn
The people don’t give a damn
The people don’t give a damn

So we’re standing here in future shock
Can give the mind an awful block
Talkin ‘bout hard times, hard times
Hard times, back in the world.

Oh, My, My, My, My, it’s so hard, it’s so hard
It’s so hard, this life is so hard
I’ve been beatin’ up and robbed
Soldier boy ain’t got no job
Back in the world.

Back in the world, back in the world,
Back in the world, back in the world
Oh, My, My, My, My, it’s so hard, it’s so hard
It’s so hard, this life is so hard
Back in the world.

Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Back in the world, back in the world.

inviata da Bartleby - 2/12/2010 - 13:27



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