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This House Is on Fire

Natalie Merchant
Language: English


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Nell’album intitolato “Motherland”
La registrazione del lavoro terminò due giorni prima dell’11 settembre, sicchè l’album fu dedicato alla tragedia ma non ne risente nelle canzoni. La copertina originaria fu però cambiata: si trattava della foto di un bambino in mezzo ad un campo mentre indossa un maschera ad ossigeno, e fu giudicata inopportuna per il momento.



“This House Is On Fire” si riferiva alle proteste contro WTO, Fondo monetario internazionale e Banca Mondiale che si tennero a Seattle a partire dal 1999 e alla schifosa vicenda del riconteggio dei voti in Florida durante le elezioni presidenziali del 2000, un grande broglio che portò Bush Jr. a prevalere su Al Gore per 271 punti contro 266 e benchè il secondo avesse ottenuto la maggioranza del voto popolare.



Ovviamente, un titolo profetico come “La casa brucia” non potè non essere messo in relazione con gli eventi dell’11 settembre…
This house is on fire!

kick off your boots, come and sit a spell
listen to me worry, come and listen well
all you better best come and lean in boys
cause I don't dare to raise my voice

I've been sitting here for the longest time
reading all the warning and the danger signs
I don't have the gift of the prophecy
telling everybody how it's gonna be

Soon come, soon come the day this tinderbox
is gonna blow in your face
I don't have the gift of the prophecy
telling everybody how it's gonna be
you go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
people only stand for that for just so long

It's all gonna catch like a house on fire
spark an evil blaze and burn higher
well, I don't have the gift of the prophecy
telling everybody how it's gonna be
you go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
people only stand for that for just so long

I don't have the gift of the prophecy
telling everybody how it's gonna be
there's a wild fire catching in the whip of the wind
that could start a conflagration
like there has never been.

This house is on fire!

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2016/4/6 - 15:03



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