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Be Reasonable

Robb Johnson
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Si definiscono un “collettivo di cantanti e autori, più un mago, che si oppone al programma ideologico di austerità imposto dal governo britannico milionario”. Il Roadshow è composto da undici musicisti arrabbiati di età molto diverse.
C’è la notevole Grace Petrie, una versione femminile e più giovane di Billy Bragg, che propone canzoni sui ricchi che si arricchiscono e brani più rilessivi e personali come Protest singer blues. Ci sono Robb Johnson con la trascinante Be reasonable e Reem Kelani con un inno tunisino accompagnato dall’oud. Soprattutto ci sono due veterani della scena folk: Leon Rosselson, 78 anni, ancora impetuoso e arguto in Beneits and looters, e Peggy Seeger, che riscrive un brano swing degli anni trenta con l’appello “occupiamo St. Paul’s”.
Robin Denselow, The Guardian
traduzione di Internazionale


We’ll rehouse the homeless in Buckingham Palace,
Start at the bottom, work down to the top,
Stop the city, rebuild the forest,
Cancel the rent, nick all the cops,
Be reasonable, and demand the impossible now.

We’ll turn all the motorways into canals,
Close all the Aldermastons down,
All differences equalled, systems for people,
Not the other way around,
Be reasonable, and demand the impossible now.

We’ll spring all the animals, vote for the clowns
In the Circus Bourgeoisie,
Where the rich sing the blues till their trousers fall down
Then they give you the price of a nice cup of tea,
Be reasonable, and demand the impossible now.

Grow gardens and hospitals on every street,
Sunflowers, playgrounds and schools
Where you do what you like cos you like what you do
And we’ll stop the war once and for all,
Be reasonable, and demand the impossible now.

No master, no landlord, no flag, no guru,
No Gauleiter, no commissar,
Just justice and poetry and jam on it too,
and when they ask: who’s in charge here?
We all say: we are.
Be reasonable, and demand the impossible now.

Contributed by DoNQuijote82 - 2012/12/20 - 15:28



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