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Standing in the Rain

Sydney Carter
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[1965]
Parole e musica di Sydney Carter
Nel disco live alla Eton Art School, “Sydney Carter & Jeremy Taylor at Eton”, 1967.
Con Jeremy Taylor (1937-), cantautore e cantante folk anglo-sudafricano.



Canzone che, sotto le mentite spoglie di una Christmas carol, denuncia con ferocia l’ipocrisia, l’egoismo ed il razzismo dei so-called cristiani... Lo sconosciuto che arriva, forse per cercare un riparo ed un tozzo di pane, forse per annunciare la lieta novella, è lasciato fuori nel gelido inverno...
No use knocking on the window
There is nothing we can do, sir
All the beds are booked already
There is nothing left for you, sir

Standing in the rain, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window on a Christmas Day
There he is again, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window in the same old way

No use knocking on the window
Some are lucky, some are not, sir
We are Christian men and women
But we're keeping what we've got, sir

Standing in the rain, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window on a Christmas Day
There he is again, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window in the same old way

No we haven't got a manger
No we haven't got a stable
We are Christian men and women
Always willing, never able

Standing in the rain, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window on a Christmas Day
There he is again, knocking on the window
Knocking on the window in the same old way

Christ the Lord has gone to heaven
One day he'll be coming back, sir
In this house he will be welcome
But we hope he won't be black, sir

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2014/5/17 - 20:18



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