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Slash 'N' Burn

Manic Street Preachers
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Slash 'n' Burn

Una canzone contro i colossi multinazionali che nel loro agire sono paragonati, fin dal titolo, alla pratica dell’agricoltura di sussistenza, o di rapina, di sterminare e bruciare le foreste per far spazio alle coltivazioni. Guarda caso la stessa espressione “Slash 'n' Burn” fu adottata dagli USA durante la guerra in Indocina, quando l’US Air Force riversò su Vietnam, Laos e Cambogia circa 400.000 tonnellate di bombe al napalm e oltre 75 milioni di litri di defolianti, in particolare il famigerato Agente Arancio (ma c’erano anche il Blu, il Bianco, il Porpora e il Rosa), che continuano ancora oggi, a 40 anni dalla fine del conflitto, a mietere vittime da quelle parti…

Slash 'n' Burn in Laos, 2005, foto di Neil Wade
Slash 'n' Burn in Laos, 2005, foto di Neil Wade
You need your stars, even killers have prestige
Access to a living you will not see
24 boredom, I'm convicted instantly
Gorgeous poverty of created needs

Slash n' burn
Kill to live, kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

Worms in the garden more real than a McDonald's
Drain your blood and let the Exxon spill in
Look around here and you see nothing is very real
Chained to economy now famine has been

Slash n' burn
Kill to live, kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need

Madonna drinks Coke and so you can too
Tastes real good not like a sweet poison should
Too much comfort to get decadent
Politics here's death and God is safer sex

Slash n' burn
Kill to live, kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live, kill for kicks

Slash n' burn
Kill to live, kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2015/11/24 - 10:50



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