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Ivan Meets G.I. Joe

The Clash
Language: English


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(1980)
dal lato 1 del triplo LP "Sandinista" (uscito esattamente 40 anni fa, il 12 dicembre 1980!)

Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - scannerizzato amorevolmente dal libretto dell'LP originale
Ivan Meets G.I. Joe - scannerizzato amorevolmente dal libretto dell'LP originale


Scritta e cantata dal batterista Topper Headon รจ una traccia scanzonata e quasi dance che parla di cosa succederebbe se una delle due grandi superpotenze (USA, G.I. Joe o URSS, Ivan) decidesse di attaccare l'altra. Ma qui tutto si trasforma in una gara di ballo al famoso Studio 54 di New York
So you're on the floor at fifty-four
Think you can last at the Palace
Does your body go to the to and fro?
But tonight's the night or didn't you know
That Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

He tried his tricks that Ruskie bear
The United Nations said it's all fair
He did the radiation he did the chemical plague
But he could not win with a cossack spin

The Vostok Bomb the Stalin strike
He tried every move he tried to hitch hike
He drilled a hole like a Russian star
He made every move in his repertoire

When Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

Now it was G.I. Joe's turn to blow
He turned it on cool and slow
He tried a payphone call to the Pentagon
A radar scan a leviathan

He wiped the Earth clean as a plate
What does it take to make a Ruskie break?
But the crowd are bored and off they go
Over the road to watch China blow

Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

2020/12/12 - 16:20



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