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Long Kesh

Ken McGee
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[1981]
Parole e musica di Ken McGee
La canzone si trova nel suo disco intitolato “One Step Closer To Home”



Canzone dedicata a Bobby Sands e agli altri hunger strikers che morirono negli H-Block della prigione di Maze (Long Kesh) nel 1981.



“Hunger” del regista londinese Steve McQueen è un film assolutamente da vedere, ma ci vuole un po’ di stomaco perché la ricostruzione del clima che si respirava nell’Ulster di allora e quella della “vita” riservata dall’occupante inglese a Bobby Sands e compagni a Long Kesh è assolutamente realistica… L’interpretazione di Fassbender – poi ancora diretto da McQueen in “Shame” e in “12 Years a Slave” – è davvero magistrale…

As the sun rises high
in the eastern sky
and settles down in the west
Men hungering for freedom
are dying in Long Kesh

So they told the Iron Maiden
Maggie I’ll tell ya true,
We’ll die before
We suffer one more
indignity from you

We won’t wear
Your prison clothes
Like thugs or murderers here
We wait in our cells in blankets,
To cause the whole dammed world to hear,

Of confessions gained by torture,
Children murdered in the streets
Like a Phoenix
The Irish spirit rises
We’ll not know defeat.

Denied a trial by jury
Arrested without cause
You’re thin façade of civility
Has shown so many flaws

Maggie, the whole worlds
Watchin’ now
How you run the Maze.
May the dying face of
Bobby Sands
Haunt you all your days

As the sun rises high
in the eastern sky
and settles down in the west
Men hungering for freedom
are dying in Long Kesh

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2014/8/12 - 14:26



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