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The Joke

Brandi Carlile
Language: English


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(2018)
Album: By the Way, I Forgive You

The song is just for people that feel under-represented, unloved or illegal.

Brandi Carlile

The Joke Video


Un ragazzo che non rientra negli stereotipi maschilisti e per questo viene preso di mira, una donna emigrante (dalla Siria, dal Messico?) con un bambino in braccio sono i primi protagonisti di questa canzone.

Ma più in generale è una canzone per tutti coloro che non rientrano nella rappresentazione standard e omologata dei nostri tempi, che sono derisi, dichiarati illegali, emarginati. Ma persone uniche, con la loro storia e capaci di andare avanti, di ignorare quelli che ridono di loro... una canzone bellissima.
You're feeling nervous, aren't you, boy?
With your quiet voice and impeccable style
Don't ever let them steal your joy
And your gentle ways, to keep 'em from running wild
They can kick dirt in your face
Dress you down, and tell you that your place
Is in the middle, when they hate the way you shine
I see you tugging on your shirt
Trying to hide inside of it and hide how much it hurts

Let 'em laugh while they can
Let 'em spin, let 'em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies, I've seen how it ends
And the joke's on them

You get discouraged, don't you, girl?
It's your brother's world for a while longer
You gotta dance with the devil on a river
To beat the stream
Call it living the dream, call it kicking the ladder
They come to kick dirt in your face
To call you weak and then displace you
After carrying your baby on your back across the desert
I saw your eyes behind your hair
And you're looking tired, but you don't look scared

Let 'em laugh while they can
Let 'em spin, let 'em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies, I've seen how it ends
And the joke's on them

Let 'em laugh while they can
Let 'em spin, let 'em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies, I've seen how it ends
And the joke's on them

Contributed by Lorenzo - 2019/8/18 - 00:19



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