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Sinners, Saints and Fools

Brandi Carlile
Language: English


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Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days (2021, Clear, Vinyl)

C'era una volta un uomo timorato di Dio, che non perdeva occasione per dichiararsi cristiano e predicare la sua morale. Verso chi arrivava disperato nel suo paese fuggendo dalla fame e dalle guerre, questo "buon cristiano" non provava alcuna pietà. Non hai i documenti. Ci sono regole e leggi da seguire. Non si fanno eccezioni. Non possiamo accoglierli tutti qui da noi.

Ma un giorno, come tutti, anche quest'uomo morì. Proprio come diceva la sua religione, si ritrovò davanti alle Porte del Cielo. Ma le porte erano chiuse e il Paradiso era circondato da un alto muro. Chi di dovere parlò severamente: "Non hai seguito le regole, non è che possiamo far entrare tutti qui da noi", gli disse, indicando giù, verso l'inferno. Non si fanno eccezioni.

To me, there’s nothing on planet Earth more maddening than the religious right’s rejection of displaced people. It’s just baffling. It could only be from a place of abstract evil, that there would be anything Christian about the concept of rejecting someone who’s had to leave their home, which no one wants to do for any reason, war, hunger, unrest, economic impact. For any reason that a person should become displaced and then systematically rejected is just antithetical to everything… I won’t even use the word “Christian,” but everything Gospel-based.


The Story Behind Every Track On Brandi Carlile’s New Album In These Silent Days
Where the winds of change were blowin', there lived a God-fearing man
He was turning through his bible when he came up with a plan
He painted up a sign and held it high above his head
Waved it proudly in the air and this is what it read

You can't break the law
There are reasons for the rules
I keep things safe here for everyone
The sinners, saints, and fools
The poor and huddled masses
Who arе hungry and afraid
You gotta do it by the book and there'll bе
No exceptions made

To the weary, desperate souls who washed up on the sand
He said, "We hadn't seen your paperwork" and he withdrew his hand
You know he never felt any safer, all the peace he hoped he'd find
And up until the day he died, he never changed his mind

You can't break the law
There are reasons for the rules
They gotta keep it safe here for everyone
You sinners, saints, and fools
The poor and huddled masses
Who are hungry and afraid
You gotta do it by the book or there'll be
No exceptions made

By the time he got to Heaven, it was surrounded by a wall
The pearly gates were locked up tight, the golden chains and all
They said, "We cannot let just anyone walk in here anymore
You didn't do it by the book," and then they pointed to the floor

You can't break the law
There are reasons for the rules
I keep things safe here for everyone
You sinners, saints, and fools
The poor and huddled masses
Who are hungry and afraid
You gotta do it by the book and there'll be
No exceptions made


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2021/10/6 - 21:34



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