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The Way They Do My Life

Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
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"Come decidono della mia vita... Fin da bambino mi avete cresciuto perché fossi più audace / solo per diventare uno dei vostri soldati / Di uccidere gente non ne so nulla / quando sono nato ho conosciuto solo l'amore di mia madre..."

 The Way They Do My LifeIn occasione della ristampa di quello che, a mio modesto parere, è uno dei più bei dischi di funk di tutti i tempi, sono andato ancora una volta e cercare il testo completo di questa che è una delle hit di "Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul", uscito nel 1973 per la GSF e ora riproposto dalla inglese Soul Brother Records.

Il testo l'ho trovato qui

Recensione in italiano di Bernardo Cioci da Il popolo del blues
(Alessandro)
The way they do my life, I just can't stand it
The way they do my life, they must have planned it
The way they do my life I just don't know
Makes me wonder what I'm living for

From a child they raise me to get older
just to make me one of their soldiers
killing people I know nothing of
When I was born I only knew my mother's love

The way they do my life, I just can't stand it
The way they do my life, they must have planned it
The way they do my life I just don't know
Makes me wonder what I'm living for

That's my money, Uncle Sam
for the rest of my life I'll be a working man
for things I could never call my own
'cause you got mine 'fore I was born

Oh, you close the door on my mother
and you put your signs to condemn my brother
for sister's sake I don't bother
cause it shows on the face of my father

The way they do my life, I just can't stand it
The way they do my life, they must have planned it
The way they do my life I just don't know
Makes me wonder what I'm living for.

I just don't know what I am living for
I don't know...

Contributed by Alessandro - 2006/4/20 - 15:39



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