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How Long

Phil Ochs
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[1963]
"How Long" è compresa nella compilation "The Early Years, 1963-1966" realizzata nel 2000.
How Long


Il testo dovrebbe comparire su Broadside Magazine n.25, che però non è disponibile on line, per cui faccio riferimento al testo trovato qui.
How long, how long can we go on
How long, how long can we go on,
This troubled land may never last
There is no future in the past

How far, how far have we gone
How far, how far have we gone,
so many battles without a gain (1)
so many young men lost in vain. (2)

Why the fear of the coming of the morning?
Why the trembling at the call?
Can't we hear the final warning,
Can't we see the writing on the wall?

So many years before the dawn,
So many years before the dawn,
So many children have never grown
So many cannonballs have flown. (3)

So many rains have had to fall,
So many rains have had to fall,
So many storms before the flood
So many rainbows red with blood.

Why the fear of the comin' of the morning?
Why the trembling at the call?
Can't we hear the final warning?
Can't we see the writing on the wall?

How long, how long can we go on
how long, how long can we go on,
This troubled land may never last
There is no future in the past. (4)
Versioni alternative:

(1) so many struggles have we lost

(2) so many men on the cross

(3) so many dogs have hid their bone

(4) The times of war are in the past

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/6/3 - 13:30



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