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After the Victory

Lorcan Otway
Language: English

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Testo di Lorcan Otway / Lyrics by Lorcan Otway
Musica: sull'aria di "The streets of Derry" / To the tune of "The Streets of Derry"

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My child came home to me after the victory
My father came home now, to leave no more
My husband came home after the speeches
My brother came home after the war

He joined the army, for some security
He joined the army his past to flee
He joined the army instead of college
After public schooling nothing else was free

They promised training, they promised schooling
He was given training, to shoot a gun
He was sent to war with false dreams of glory
But war was fear and pain and scorching sun

Then came the word from the well trained leader
From the deck of a warship, miles from harms way
The war was over, our side victorious
The nation cheered the troops that won the day

Then came rebuilding, among the ruins,
While still the guns barked and bombs ripped the air
From where he stood it seemed the war was raging
While profiteers raced in to get their share

He saw the labels he saw the logos
He saw that Haliburton won the war
For to the victor, alone will go the spoils
He began to see who he was fighting for

But for the soldiers, no war had ended
For all his comrades the fight was still on
Untill the peace came, like a white hot hammer
And then the blackness fell and his life was gone

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/6/29 - 18:57



Language: Italian

Versione italiana di Kiocciolina
DOPO LA VITTORIA

Mio figlio venne a casa da me dopo la vittoria
Mio padre venne a casa, per non ripartire più
Mio marito venne a casa dopo i discorsi
Mio fratello venne a casa dopo la guerra

Si unì all'esercito, per una certa sicurezza
Si unì all'esercito per sfuggire al suo passato
Si unì all'esercito invece di andare al college
Dopo la scuola pubblica nient'altro era gratuito

Promisero allenamento, promisero educazione
Fu allenato, a sparare con una pistola
Fu mandato in guerra con falsi sogni di gloria
Ma la guerra era paura e dolore e sole ardente

Poi giunse la parola dal capo ben allenato
Dal ponte di una nave da guerra, lontano molte miglia al sicuro
La guerra era finita, la nostra parte vittoriosa
La nazione salutò le truppe che vinsero quel giorno

Poi giunse la ricostruzione, tra le rovine,
Mentre le pistole sbraitano ancora e le bombe squarciano l'aria
Da dove stava pareva che la guerra stesse infuriando
Mentre gli approfittatori facevano a gara per prendere la loro fetta

Ha visto le etichette, ha visto i loghi
Ha visto che Haliburton aveva vinto la guerra
Per il vincitore, solo con le spoglie
Iniziò a capire per cosa stava combattendo

Ma per i soldati, nessuna guerra era finita
Per tutti i suoi camerati la battaglia era ancora aperta
Fino a che giunse la pace, come un bollente martello bianco
E poi l'oscurità cadde e la sua vita svanì

Contributed by Kiocciolina - 2008/8/20 - 15:51


Gratsi
All the best
Lorcan Otway
LorcanOtway@gmail.com
Pax

Lorcan Otway - 2010/10/2 - 04:03



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