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What the World Needs Now Is Love

Jackie DeShannon
Language: English

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[1965]
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach

Jackie DeShannon
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.
What the world needs now is love sweet love,
no not just for some but for everyone.

Lord we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb,
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last until the end of time

What the world needs now is love sweet love,
it's the only thing that theres just too little of,
what the world needs now is love sweet love,
no not just for some but for everyone

Lord, we dont need another meadow,
there are corn fields and wheat fields enough to grow,
there are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine,
oh listen Lord, if you want to know

What the world needs now is love sweet love,
its the only thing that theres just too little of.
what the world needs now is love sweet love,
no not just for some, oh but just for every every everyone.

what the world (whoa whoa) needs now,
is love (is love) sweet love
what the world ( oh oh) needs now
is love (is love) sweet love
what the world (whoa whoa) needs now
is love (is love) sweet love...

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/9/28 - 13:52



Language: English

Nel 1971 Tom Clay, un dj della radio KGBS in Los Angeles, realizzò un remix del brano intitolandolo "What the World Needs Now is Love/Abraham, Martin And John".



La "spoken song" inizia con un uomo che chiede ad un ragazzo di spiegargli il significato di alcune parole, come segregazione, intolleranza, pregiudizio... Il ragazzo non sa rispondere...
Poi si sente la voce stentorea di un istruttore militare che dà ordini alla truppa, sullo sfondo una sparatoria... Quindi parte il brano della DeShannon mixato con quello di Dion & The Belmonts inframezzati dagli estratti di discorsi di John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy e Martin Luther King e dei servizi radiotelevisivi relativi ai loro assassinii...
Il remix di Tom Clay divenne una hit radiofonica nell'estate del 1971...
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE/ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN

What is segregation
I don´t know what seggeration is
What is bigotry
I don´t know what biggery is
What does... hatred mean
I don´t know what that is..
What is prejudice
Hmm, I think it´s when someone´s sick

(Whistle)
Rise and shine, boys
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
(Machine gun fire)

Anybody here, seen my old friend John
Can you tell me where he´s gone

We´re at the Trademark
the motorcade is coming by here
I can see many, many motorcycles coming by now
Police motorcycles
Just heard a call on the radio
For all units along Industrial
To pick up the motorcade
Something´s happened here
we understand there has been a shooting
The presidential car coming up now
We know it´s the presidential car
We can see mrs Kennedy´s pink suit
There´s a Secret Service man
spread eagle over the top of the car.
We understand governor and Mrs Connolly are in the car
With president and mrs Kennedy
We can´t see who has been hit
If anybody´s been hit
But apparently something is wrong here
Something is terribly wrong
I am behind the motorcade now
(And as you probably notice)
They´re going to Parkland Hospital

We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin:
Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official
President John F Kennedy died
At 1 p.m., central standard time

Anybody here, seen my old friend Martin
Can you tell me where he´s gone
He has freed a lot of people
But it seems the good they die young

We´ve got some difficult days ahead
But it doesn´t really matter with me now
Because I´ve been to the mountain top
And I don´t mind. Like anybody
I would like to live...

No-one can be certain who next will suffer
From some senseless act of bloodshed

Anybody here, seen my old friend Bobby
Can you tell me where he´s gone

To send you a message
I´ve been here too long already
So my thanks to all of you
And now let´s go on to Chicago
And let´s win there... [cheers]

Senator Kennedy has been..
Senator Kennedy has been shot, is that possible
Oh my God, senator Kennedy has been shot. ....
Hold of a man, who apparently.. just fires a shot.
Get that gun, get that gun, get that gun
Stay away from the gun
His hand is frozen, get a hold of his palm
And break it if you have to
Get it... Get the gun... hold him, hold him,
We don´t want another Oswald...

Like it or not,
we live in times of danger and uncertainty
That is the way he lived
That is what he leaves us.
My brother need not be idealized
Or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life
Be remembered simply as a good and decent man
Who saw wrong and tried to right it
Saw suffering and tried to heal it
Saw war and tried to stop it
Those of us who loved him
And who take him to his rest today
Pray that what he was, to us
What he wished for others
Will some day come to pass for all the world
As he said many times, in many parts of this nation
those he touched, and who sought to touch him
´Some men see things as they are, and say Why
I dream things that never were, and say Why Not´...

What the world needs now
Is love sweet love
No not just for some
But for eve-ry..one...

What is segregation
I don´t know what seggeration is
What is bigotry
I don´t know what biggery is
What does hatred mean
I don´t know what that is..
What is prejudice
Hmm, I think it´s when someone´s sick...

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/9/28 - 15:03



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