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Knock Boots

Devo
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da "Something for Everybody" (2010)


Tristemente esclusa dall'edizione CD (e inclusa solo nella versione deluxe di itunes) di "Something For Everybody" (l'album che segna il ritorno in studio della band di Akron (Ohio) dopo vent'anni di inattività in studio), "Knock Boots" è un brano il cui messaggio è tipicamente Devo al 100%.

Ormai il mondo è in pessime condizioni: spazzatura in tv, opinionisti che dicono la loro senza sapere di ciò che parlano, guerre e molta, molta violenza, non solo da parte di gang o di delinquenti, ma anche da parte di poliziotti (va detto che Gerald Casale e Mark Mothersbaugh, i due leader del gruppo, erano presenti alla sparatoria della Kent State del 1970 ).

L'unica soluzione, quindi, è divertirsi e fare molto sesso (knock boots è un termine slang Americano che indica proprio questa salutare attività) il più possibile, perché non si sa quando la fine è vicina.

Insomma, tipicamente Devo: cupo e pessimista, ma allo stesso tempo con un invito a godersi la vita. Una sorta di "chi vuol esser lieto sia, del doman non c'è certezza" postmoderno.
Keep on knockin', keep it up, knock boots
Keep knockin', keep it up - until the end, now

White trash, celebrities, talking heads and tabloid sleaze
War reports and violent crime, hideous news all day, all the time
Feelin' really low, then I start to wonder how to stop myself from goin' under
It flashes super-bright, and I realize the surest way to prove we're still alive

Knock boots until you die now

You never know when the end is gonna come
So knock boots until the end
You think there's more, but suddenly there's none
Keep on knockin', keep it up now
Don't you cut and run when trouble comes around now
Knock boots until the end
Don't let it tweak you out, don't let it bring you down
Keep on knockin', keep it up now

Talkin' loud, sayin' nothin', sayin' what enough's enough
The dumb it down 'til it's all the same
Talkin' loud, sayin' nothin', sayin' what enough's enough
They stir the pot 'til everything's insane
What did they just say?
Wait! Don't tell me! Time to stat knockin'!

The goons speak, the creeps arrive
The suits laugh as they rob you blind
Bigger Ballers and self-appointed cops
In attack mode, they just won't stop
Feelin' really low, then I start to wonder how to stop myself from goin' under
It flashes super-bright, and I realize the surest way to prove we're still alive

Knock boots until you die now

You never know when the end is gonna come
So knock boots until the end
You think there's more, but suddenly there's none
Keep on knockin', keep it up now
Don't you cut and run when trouble comes around now
Knock boots until the end
Don't let it tweak you out, don't let it bring you down
Keep on knockin', keep it up now

Contributed by JacoZappa - 2012/2/3 - 16:39



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