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Now That The War Is Over

Willie Nile
Lingua: Inglese



[1975]
Testo pubblicato su Broadside Magazine n.131 dell’aprile/giugno 1976.

Si tratta di un brano inedito. Credo sia una delle prime canzoni scritte da Willie Nile, il cui disco di debutto è del 1980.

(*) "Highway One" è il nome "yankee" di una delle più lunghe e antiche strade dell'Asia, quella che dal nord Vietnam scende fino a Phnom Penh in Cambogia.
Now that the war is over
It’s back to work on the farm
Now that the war is over
The senators spread their charm
The army’s guns are quiet now
Now that the war is over
It’s back to work on the farm.

Now that the war is over
Mickey don’t laugh so hard
Now that the war is over
He’s constantly on guard
He saw a village burning up
A little baby charred
Now that the war is over
Mickey don’t laugh so hard.

Now that the war is over
Sally don’t have no man
Now that the war is over
He’s buried in Vietnam
He went to war at 24
To fight for Uncle Sam
Now that the war is over
Sally don’t have no man.

Now that the war is over
Bobby don’t have no leg
Now that the war is over
He sits on a stoop to beg
He don’t play football anymore
He drinks beer by the keg
Now that the war is over
Bobby don’t have no leg.

Now that the war is over
Billy just stays in bed
Now that the war is over
He wishes he was dead
He got blown up on Highway One (*)
Got holes in the back of his head
Now that the war is over
Billy just stays in bed.

Now that the war is over
Jimmy don’t have no dad
Now that the war is over
He misses him real bad
“It’s time to fight!”
His father said
And gave it all he had
Now that the war is over
Jimmy don’t have no dad.

Now that the war is over
Momma don’t have no son
Now that the war is over
She’s not the only one
Now that the war is over
Now that the deed is done
Now that the war is over
Momma don’t have no son.

inviata da Alessandro - 27/7/2009 - 15:39



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