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No Banker Left Behind

Ry Cooder
Language: English


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‎“No one will be left behind” è uno dei motti di cui si fregia la più grande democrazia occidentale.‎
Nato forse durante le campagne militari in Europa e in Vietnam con riferimento all’assoluta ‎necessità di riportare a casa tutti i sopravvissuti, anche quelli caduti nelle mani dei nemici, la frase è ‎stata ripresa dallo stesso Obama a proposito del ritiro dai teatri di guerra in Iraq e Afghanistan…‎
Il suo predecessore George W. Bush intitolò un suo provvedimento sull’istruzione infantile “No ‎Child Left Behind Act”, questo mentre la sua amministrazione contemporaneamente smantellava la ‎scuola pubblica…‎
Cooder, in questo suo ultimo disco interamente di protesta, ironizza sul motto e ricorda che le ‎banche e i gruppi finanziari colpevoli della più grave crisi mondiale dal 1929 non solo non sono ‎stati chiamati a rispondere (salvo il taglio di alcune teste come capri espiatori) ma hanno beneficiato ‎di pesanti aiuti statali e, oggi, sono ancora lì a fare danni con rinnovato vigore…‎
My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me
Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see
It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,
They're all down at the station, no banker left behind.

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
They were all down at the station, no banker left behind

Well the bankers called a meetin', to the whitehouse they went one day
They was going to call one the president, in a quiet and a sociable way
The afternoon was sunny and the weather it was fine
They counted all our money and no banker was left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
They were all down at the white house, no banker was left behind

Well I hear the whistle blowin, it plays a happy tune
The conductor is calling "all abort", we'll be leavin soon
With champagne and shrimp cocktails and that's not all you'll find
There's a billion dollar bonus and no banker left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind
No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
They were all down at the station, no banker left behind
No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind‎

Contributed by Dead End - 2012/8/16 - 14:41



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