Wish I Was in El Salvador

Jello Biafra & D.O.A.
Lingua: Inglese

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La canzone è stata scritta da Jello Biafra (al secolo Eric Reed Boucher, classe 1958), già front man dei mitici Dead Kennedys, il quale nella sua successiva carriera si è accompagnato a molti artisti, tra cui i canadesi D.O.A.
Nell’album di Jello Biafra with D.O.A. intitolato “Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors”, pubblicato nel 1989

Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors
Used to be in a gang
'Till I beat a kid half dead
In a video arcade
Judge gave me a choice: Jail or the Marines
Best time I ever had was being an MP
Aw yeah!

I wish I was down in El Salvador
Where I could jerk off with my gun
And kill the poor

More gang busts after I'm discharged
Got on offer from police
Surprise! We'll wipe your record clean
If you'll become one of us

You've got just the skills we need
For the government's official gang
Robothug Riot Squad
I want more
Aw yeah!

I wish I was down in El Salvador
Where I could jerk off with my gun
And kill the poor
We're just countin' days
'Til we can do it up here

Well, Officer Friendly -
What does Elmer the Safety Elephant (1)
Have to say about this...?
Well, good buddy
I''ll bet he says you can't do this
Or this
Or this
Or even this
Ah, ah, ah!

Well, my leveled headed uniform friend
Shot a handcufed 12 years old to death
In the back of their patrol car
“His toy gun looked real, I had to defend myself..."
(I'm always lookin' for excuses to defend myself!)

People are storming out into the streets
People are pouring out into the streets
They hate me, they hate me
It look like I am gonna have to defend myself

It's party time!!!

I look at you and smolder
With my nightstick and my shield
Little kids throw rocks at me
Their moms call me a pig

Commander says I gotta hold the line
'Til the TV cameras leave
Then we'll fire away, make my day
Just like good ol' Kent State (2)
Why wait!

It'll be just like down in El Salvador
Gonna jerk off with my gun
And kill the poor
Be a big man with my gun
And kill the poor

Jerk off with my gun
I think I'm gonna kum
Then I'll kiss my gun good night
And put her under my pillow
(1) Elmer the Elephant è un personaggio dei cartoon della Disney. Creato negli anni 30, fu spesso imprestato alle forze dell’ordine per le compagne di educazione nelle scuole.

(2) Riferimento alla strage alla Kent University in Ohio, il 4 maggio 1970. Si vedano al proposito Ohio, Jackson-Kent Blues e The Kent State Massacre

3/11/2005 - 23:52

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