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Bruce Springsteen: 57 Channels (and Nothin' On)‎

GLI EXTRA DELLE CCG / AWS EXTRAS / LES EXTRAS DES CCG
Language: English


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‎[1992]‎
Words and music by Bruce Springsteen
Album “Human Touch”‎

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“Cinquantasette canali e niente da vedere… Così ho comprato una .44 magnum fatta di buon ‎acciaio e nel nome benedetto di Elvis ho fatto saltare in aria quel televisore…”

Una canzone sicuramente dettata da una vicenda personale - quando il Boss, dopo aver chiuso con ‎la E-Street Band, come un qualunque astro nascente si trasferì dal nativo New Jersey nella Città ‎degli Angeli (e dei Diavoli) – ma se sulla CCG/AWS c’è già Television, The Drug Of The Nation non può certo mancare pure ‎questo brano di Springsteen… ‎
I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night my baby and me
We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and I pointed it out into the stars
A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well we might'a made some friends with some billionaires
We might'a got all nice and friendly if we'd made it upstairs
All I got was a note that said "Bye-bye John
Our love's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
‎(Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)

So I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast
‎'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbin' the almighty peace
Judge said "What you got in your defense son?"
‎"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and...‎

Contributed by Dead End - 2012/8/22 - 09:38



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