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Rise

Public Image Ltd. (PiL)
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La più famosa canzone dei PiL aveva originariamente come sottotitolo “South African Song” ‎perché il testo traeva spunto dall’oppressione dellla maggioranza nera nel Sudafrica dell’apartheid ‎per trasferirsi poi alla realtà quotidiana nella “perfida Albione” dell’epoca.‎

PiL Rise


‎“I read this manual on South African interrogation techniques, and 'Rise' is quotes from some of the ‎victims. I put them together because I thought it fitted in aptly with my own feelings about daily ‎existence.” (da un’intervista a John Lydon pubblicata su “Smash Hits” del febbraio 1986)‎

Il fatto che la famosa, delirante clip del brano con questo significato non c’entri pressochè nulla, ‎non vuol dire niente… E’ il punk (anche se post-), bellezza!‎
I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be wrong

I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be black
I could be white
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be white
I could be black

Your time has come
Your second skin
The cost so high
The gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be right

II could be wrong
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be right
could be black
I could be white
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be black
I could be white
They put a hot wire to my head
Cos of the things I did and said
They made these feelings go away
Model citizen in every way

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be right

I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be black
I could be white
I could be right
I could be wrong
I could be black
I could be white
Your time has come your second skin
Cost so high the gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

I could be wrong
I could be right
I could be wrong

They put a hot wire to my head
Cos of the things I did and said
They made these feelings go away
A model citizen in every way
Your time has come your second skin
Cost so high the gain so low

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

Contributed by Bartleby - 2012/3/30 - 12:01



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