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The H-Bomb's Thunder

John Brunner
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[1959]
Lyrics by John Brunner
Testo di John Brunner

To the tune of "Miner's Lifeguard"
Sull'aria di "Miner's Lifeguard"

Una delle poche canzoni scritte da John Brunner, apprezzatissimo scrittore di fantascienza. Nel 1959, appena scritta, fu fatta circolare dapprima in volantini durante le manifestazioni per la pace. Anche in seguito continuò a circolare con il sistema dei "Broadsides" (fogli volanti).

Don't you hear the H-bombs' thunder
Echo like the crack of doom?
While they rend the skies asunder
Fall-out makes the earth a tomb;
Do you want your homes to tumble,
Rise in smoke towards the sky?
Will you let your cities crumble,
Will you see your children die?

Men and women, stand together.
Do not heed the men of war.
Make your minds up now or never,
Ban the bomb for evermore.

Tell the leaders of the nations
Make the whole wide world take heed:
Poison from the radiations
Strikes at every race and creed.
Must you put mankind in danger,
Murder folk in distant lands?
Will you bring death to a stranger,
Have his blood upon your hands?

Shall we lay the world in ruin?
Only you can make the choice.
Stnp and think of what you're doing.
Join the march and raise your voice.
Time is short; we must be speedy.
We can see the hungry filled,
House the homeless, help the needy.
Shall we blast, or shall we build ?

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/11/21 - 14:38


In VV.AA. "Songs Against the Bomb", eseguita da The London Youth Choir, con Wendy Edwards & Ron Fielder al banjo e Leon Rosselson alla chitarra.

The Lone Ranger - 2010/5/3 - 11:04

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