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Big Brother

Stevie Wonder
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Dopo la famosissima Superstition, ecco il brano intitolato Big Brother, "the first of his directly critical songs, excoriating politicians who posture to the underclass in order to gain the only thing they really need: votes. [...]
In stark contrast to his early songs, which were clever but often relied on the Motown template of romantic metaphor, with Talking Book it became clear Stevie Wonder was beginning to speak his mind and use personal history for material (just as Marvin Gaye had with the social protest of 1971's What's Going On)."
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Your name is big brother
You say that you're watching me on the tele,
Seeing me go nowhere,
Your name is big brother,
You say that you're tired of me protesting,
Children dying everyday,
My name is nobody
But I can't wait to see your face inside my door.

Your name is big brother
You say that you got me all in your notebook,
Writing it down everyday,
Your name is I'll see ya,
I'll change if you vote me in as the pres,
The President of your soul
I live in the ghetto,
You just come to visit me 'round election time.

I live in the ghetto,
Someday I will move on my feet to the other side,
My name is secluded, we live in a house the size of a matchbox,
Roaches live with us wall to wall,

You've killed all our leaders,
I don't even have to do nothin' to you,
You'll cause your own country to fall.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/10/4 - 22:18



Language: Italian

Versione italiana di Margherita
GRANDE FRATELLO

Ti chiami Grande Fratello
Dici di guardarmi alla televisione
di vedermi andare da nessuna parte
Ti chiami Grande Fratello
Dici di essere stanco delle mie proteste
Bambini che muoiono ogni giorno
Io mi chiamo nessuno
Ma non vedo l'ora di vedere la tua faccia alla mia porta.

Ti chiami Grande Fratello
Dici di avere tutto su di me nel tuo quadernino
di prendere appunti ogni giorno
Ti chiami Ti vedrò
Cambierò, se mi voti come presidente
il presidente della tua anima
Vivo nel ghetto
vieni a farmi visita solo al momento delle elezioni

Vivo nel ghetto
un giorno mi sposterò dall'altra parte con le mie gambe
Mi chiamo Recluso, viviamo in una casa grande come una scatola di fiammiferi,
gli scarafaggi vivono gomito a gomito con noi

Avete ucciso tutti i nostri capi
Non devo nemmeno fare niente contro di voi
Voi stessi causerete il crollo del vostro Paese.

Contributed by Margherita - 2012/6/21 - 14:36



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