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That’s the Way

Led Zeppelin
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[1970]
Nell'album "III"

III

Una splendida ballata scritta da Robert Plant e Jimmy Page durante un loro ritiro nel cottage di Bron-Yr-Aur, Galles, di proprietà della famiglia Plant.



Storia di un'amicizia tra ragazzi avversata e impedita dai pregiudizi degli adulti.
Il brano doveva inizialmente intitolarsi "The Boy Next Door", il ragazzo della porta accanto, quello coi capelli lunghi, quello strano, quello che vive nella parte più povera del paese, quello da cui bisogna stare alla larga... così dice mamma e così deve essere.
I don't know how I'm going to tell you
I can't play with you no more
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me
My friend, the boy next door

I can't believe what people saying
You're gonna let your hair hang down
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long
You're in the darker side of town

And when I'm out I see you walking
Why don't your eyes see me
Could it be you've found another game to play
What did mama say to me?

That's the way
Oh, that's the way it ought to be
Yeah, yeah, mama say
That's the way it ought to stay

And yesterday I saw you standing by the river
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying
Had they got you hypnotized?

And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers
But all that lives is born to die
And so I say to you that nothing really matters
And all you do is stand and cry

I don't know what to say about it
When all you ears have turned away
But now's the time to look and look again at what you see
Is that the way it ought to stay?

That's the way
That's the way it ought-ta be
Oh, don't you know now, mama said
That's the way it's going to stay, yeah

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2020/9/11 - 11:31


Brano strumentale di Jimmy Page dedicato a Bron-Yr-Aur. E' del 1970, ma fu incluso in "Physical Graffiti" del 1975...


B.B. - 2020/9/11 - 12:42



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