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R.E.M.
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(1992)
Album: Automatic For The People

Reagan Bush


Dall'ormai lontano 1992 una canzone contro la nuova stirpe di conservatori made in USA, iniziata con la presidenza Reagan e continuata con Bush padre. Ci sono molti riferimenti alla politica economica (la famosa trickle-down theory secondo cui regalando soldi ai ricchi sotto forma di sconti fiscali, tutta la società ne avrebbe beneficiato... molto divertente) ma anche estera (quel minaccioso "defense defense defense...").

Il testo potrebbe adattarsi benissimo anche ai nuovi repubblicani, a partire da Trump, che governano con menzogne e cavalcando le paure.
These bastards stole their power from
The victims of the us v. them years
Wrecking all things virtuous and true
The undermining social democratic
Downhill slide into abysmal
Lost lamb off the precipice into
The trickle down run-off pool

They hypnotized the summer
1979
Marched into the capital
Brooding duplicitous, wicked and able, media-ready
Heartless and labeled, super U.S. citizen, super achiever
Mega ultra power dosing, relax defense, defense, defense, defense
Yeah, yeah, yeah, fuck

(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

The information nation took
Their clues from all the sound-bite gluttons
1980, '84, '88
'92 too, too
How to be what you can be
Jump jam junking your energies
How to walk in dignity
With throw-up on your shoes

They amplified the autumn
1979
Calculate the capital
Up the republic my skinny ass, TV tells a million lies
The paper's terrified to report, anything that isn't handed
On a presidential spoon, I'm just profoundly frustrated
By all this, so fuck you, man

(Fuck 'em)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland

If they weren't there we would have created them
Maybe, it is true
But I'm resentful all the same
Someone's got to take the blame

I know that this is vitriol
No solution, spleen-venting
But I feel better having screamed
Don't you?
[Pre-Chorus]
They desecrate the winter
1979
Capital collateral
Brooding duplicitous, wicked and able, media-ready
Heartless and labeled, super U.S. citizen, super achiever
Mega ultra power dosing, relax, defense, defense, defense, defense
Yeah, yeah, yeah, fuck

(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah) Ignoreland
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

(And that takes us out of the record, and into the revolution. Take it.)

2021/10/15 - 20:59



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