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Generals And Majors

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[1980]
Lyrics and music by Colin Moulding
Testo e musica di Colin Moulding
Album: Black Sea

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  • Album version, 4'04.
    Released on Black Sea.

  • Single edit, 3'41.
    Released on 9 August 1980 as a single in the U.K.
    Reached No. 32 on the U.K. singles chart.

  • Promotional video, (using the single edit) 3'41.
    First broadcast date unknown.
    Released in 1982 on the Look Look video compilation.


  • Colin: “One for all the military types - justify your manhood here, chaps. Partly inspired by a school mate's brother who was a mercenary in Angola and got killed. I'm sure it wasn't just for the money. I tried to introduce a little sarcasm and pomposity into it as well, so it wasn't too heavy going. In the style of ‘Oh What a Lovely War’.”

    Andy: “You were reluctant about this, weren't you?” Colin: “It was a half-finished song, really. It only came to life when Andy came up with the chorus - most of it was created in the studio.” Andy: “It's related to ‘Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines’.”

    XTC Reel By Real
    Generals and Majors ah ah
    they're never too far
    from battlefields so glorious
    out in a world of their own
    They'll never come down
    till once again victorious

    Generals and Majors always
    seem so unhappy 'less they got a war

    Generals and Majors ah ah
    like never before are tired of being actionless.

    Calling Generals and Majors
    Generals and Majors everywhere
    Calling Generals and Majors
    your World War III is drawing near

    Generals and Majors ah ah
    They're never too far
    away from men who made the grade
    out in a world of their own
    They'll never come down
    until the battle's lost or made

    Generals and Majors ah ah
    like never before, are tired of being in the shade.

    2006/1/26 - 17:05



    Language: Italian

    Versione italiana e adattamento di Fabio Bello
    Italian translation and arrangement by Fabio Bello

    CHITARRE DI PACE
    SPETTACOLO DI CANZONI E TESTI
    SULLA PACE E/O CONTRO LA GUERRA


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    Testi e musiche di Fabio Bello
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    GENERALI E TENENTI

    I generali e i tenenti
    non sembran contenti
    se mancan campi di battaglia
    Vivono in un mondo a parte.
    e, come un gioco di carte,
    solo chi vince non sbaglia.
    Generali e tenenti:
    come sono tristi senza guerre da fare!
    I tenenti e i generali:
    come sono stanchi di restare solo a guardare.
    Generali e tenenti:
    Adunata, accorrete di qua
    O tenenti e generali
    La guerra mondiale presto arriverà
    I generali e i tenenti
    D’aspetto vincenti
    Vogliono in fondo far la loro riuscita
    Nel loro mondo irreale
    Non si voglion fermare
    Fin quando persa o vinta non sarà finita
    Generali e tenenti
    Come sono tristi senza guerre da fare
    Generali e tenenti
    Da Roma a Londra sono stanchi di restare nell’ombra.
    Generali e tenenti:
    Adunata, accorrete di qua
    O tenenti e generali
    La guerra mondiale presto arriverà.

    Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2008/11/7 - 17:20



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