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The Gloaming

Radiohead
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2003
Album: Hail to the Thief
Testo da Genius
remixata da DJ Shadow con la voce campionata di George W. Bush e in copertina Dick Cheney in veste di diavolo con scritto "Would you buy a war from this man?"





The next song we’re gonna do is a song about the rise of fascism and the right wing. The only way to stop them is to do something. If you do nothing, they’ll win. And these people are fucking crazy.

La prossima è una canzone sull'ascesa del fascismo e della destra. L'unica maniera di fermarli è fare qualcosa. Se non fate nulla, vinceranno. E questi sono dei pazzi, cazzo!

Thom Yorke


I really think the song itself is the most explicit, not political song on the record, but the most explicit protest song on the record. And when I did it, I didn’t really realize what it was. But every time we play it live now, I feel really strongly that it’s about the rise of fascism, and the rise of intolerance and bigotry and fear, and all the things that keep a population down, keep a population in their place when things get sticky … ‘What do we do?’ ‘Need some scapegoats.’ ‘I know, let’s do this…’ And so they open the bottle, they find some scapegoats they let the genie out of the bottle. And the next thing they know, they have a state of terror, fear and the rise of the right. And they all need to be put back in the bottle, as far as I’m concerned. They’re very, very dangerous people.

Thom Yorke to XFM, 2003
Genie let out of the bottle
It is now the witching hour
Genie let out of the bottle
It is now the witching hour
Murderers, you're murderers
We are not the same as you
Genie let out of the bottle
Funny, ha-ha, funny how
When the walls bend, when the walls bend
With your breathing, with your breathing
When the walls bend, when the walls bend
With your breathing, with your breathing
With your breathing

They will suck you down to the other side
They will suck you down to the other side
They will suck you down to the other side
They will suck you down to the other side
To the shadows blue and red, shadows blue and red
Your alarm bells, your alarm bells
Shadows blue and red, shadows blue and red
Your alarm bells, your alarm
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
They should be ringing, they should be ringing
This is the gloaming

2020/12/6 - 00:37



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