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Murder by Numbers

The Police
Language: English

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Once that you've decided on a killing
First you make a stone of your heart
And if you find that your hands are still willing
Then you can turn a murder into art

There really isn't any need for bloodshed
You just do it with a little more finesse
If you can slip a tablet into someone's coffee
Then it avoids an awful lot of mess

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABC

Now if you have a taste for this experience
And you're flushed with your very first success
Then you must try a twosome or a threesome
And you'll find your conscience bothers you much less

Because murder is like anything you take to
It's a habit-forming need for more and more
You can bump off every member of your family
And anybody else you find a bore

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABC

Now you can join the ranks of the illustrious
In history's great dark hall of fame
All our greatest killers were industrious
At least the ones that we all know by name

But you can reach the top of your profession
If you become the leader of the land
For murder is the sport of the elected
And you don't need to lift a finger of your hand

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABCDE

123
ABC
123
ABC
123
ABC

Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABCDE
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3
It's as easy to learn as your ABCDE

2018/9/10 - 19:25




Language: Italian

Traduzione italiana di Lorenzo Masetti

Per questa canzone è stato un po' come trovare la traduzione tutta intera sul dizionario quando si faceva la versione di latino, infatti su Reverso Context inserendo l'originale verso per verso si trova tradotto in buona parte. Quindi la versione è per lo più da attribuirsi alla fonte inserita nel database di quel sito, e al sottoscritto per le parti che non ho trovato già tradotte.
OMICIDIO CALCOLATO

Quando ti sarai deciso ad ammazzare
Trasforma per prima cosa in pietra il tuo cuore.
E se senti che le tue mani fremono ancora
Allora potrai fare del delitto un'arte

Non c'è davvero bisogno di versare sangue
Puoi farlo con maggior raffinatezza
Se riesci a far scivolare quella pillola nel caffè
ti eviterai un sacco di spiacevole casino

è un omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì
omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì

Ora se inizi a prendere gusto a questa esperienza
e sei incoraggiato dal tuo primo successo
prova con due o tre alla volta
e vedrai che la tua coscienza ti tormenterà sempre di meno

Perché il delitto è come qualsiasi altra cosa a cui ci si abitua
e provoca assuefazione e dipendenza
puoi far fuori tutti i membri della tua famiglia
o anche chiunque altro trovi noioso

Perché è un omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì
omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì

Ora puoi unirti alla cerchia degli illustri
nell'oscura galleria di gloria della storia
Tutti i più grandi assassini erano industriosi
per lo meno quelli di cui si ricorda ancora il nome

Ma se vuoi raggiungere la vetta di questa professione
devi riuscire a diventare il duce del paese
perché l'assassinio è lo sport degli eletti
e non hai bisogno di muovere neanche un dito

Perché è un omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì
omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'ABCDE

123
ABC
123
ABC
123
ABC

Omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì
omicidio calcolato, 1,2,3
facile come imparare l'abbiccì

Contributed by Lorenzo - 2018/9/10 - 22:59




Language: English

La versione di Frank Zappa con Sting registrata live nel 1988
dal disco Broadway the Hard Way

con un riferimento esilarante al teleevangelista Jimmy Swaggart che aveva spiegato come la canzone fosse "stata scritta da Satana". Proprio nell'88 Swaggart era stato protagonista di uno scandalo quando era stato beccato in un motel accanto alla sua chiesa in compagnia di una prostituta.
MURDER BY NUMBERS

FZ: Alright . . . Now, this afternoon on my way down the elevator we stopped at the lobby, and I was introduced to a man named Sting who I'd never met before. And, he's a very nice man, and he came to the show tonight and I just talked to him in the dressing room a little while ago and I said: "How would you, Mr. Sting, like to come up on stage and perform with us?" Now

Sting: How's [...]. It's not in my nature to kick a man when he's down. When I saw the first part of the show I realised I had to come up here and tell you something. Well, four years ago Jimmy Swaggart said this about me: He said this here song by The Police, "Murder By Numbers," was written by SATAN! Performed by the sons of SATAN! BEELZEBUB! LUCIFER! THE HORNED ONE! I wrote the fuckin' song, alright?

Once that you've decided on a killing
First you make a stone of your heart
If you find that your hands are still willing
Then you can turn a murder into art

There really isn't any need for bloodshed
You just do it with a little more finesse
If you can slip a tablet into someone's coffee
Then it avoids an awful lot of mess because

It's murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC

Now if you have a taste for this experience
And you're flushed with your very first success
Then you must try a twosome or a threesome
And you'll find your conscience bothers you much less

Because a murder is like anything you take to
It's a habit-forming need for more and more
You can bump off every member of your family
And anybody else you find a bore
Because it's murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
I said murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers one two three
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers A B C D E

FZ: Mr. Sting! Ladies and gentlemen . . . Mr. Sting!
Ike: Sting!
FZ: Thank you! "Murder By Numbers" . . . And then, suddenly

2020/12/12 - 13:54



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