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Walk on the Wild Side (Georgie Joins the Army)

Lou Reed
Language: English

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(2003)

Adattamento del celebre brano da Transformer del 1972.

Nel 2003 Lou Reed ha rilasciato una nuova versione del celebre brano "Walk on the Wild Side", in origine un testo sulla vita nella Factory di Andy Warhol e dei personaggi trasgressivi e sessualmente ambigui che circolavano nell'ambiente dell'artista, fra i quali la famosa star transessuale Candy Darling.

Candy Darling & Andy Warhol
Candy Darling & Andy Warhol


La strofa aggiunta nella nuova versione è la seconda (evidenziata in neretto) ed è un'esplicita presa di posizione contro la guerra in Iraq. Non ho avuto modo di ascoltare questa versione quindi non ho idea se la strofa sostituisca la seconda originale (qui riportata come terza) e se ci siano altre differenze nel testo.
Holly came from Miami FLA
Hitch-hiked her way across the USA.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her leg and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

Georgie went to join the Army
To earn some money and keep his family out of harm's way
Now he's in the desert looking out for gas
He never dreamed he'd be kicking no Iraqi ass
Says, 'Hey, take a walk on the wild side.'


Candy came from out on the island,
In the backroom she was everybody's darling,
But she never lost her head
Even when she was given head
She said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls go, doo doo doo, doo ...

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York city is the place where they said:
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go go go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that dash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

2013/2/21 - 23:35



Language: Finnish

Versione finlandese / Finnish version / Version finnoise / Suomenkielinen versio: Hector
SEISOVAA ILMAA

Ville saapui ylhäältä Helsinkiin
kyllästyneenä Oulun polliisiin.
Irtoripset silmissään
lipsutellen kielellään se sano:
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.

Barbarella kaukaa Kiirunasta
takahuoneessa nuolee poikalasta
eikä hukkaa tyyliään,
on valmis vaikka nielemään ja sanoo:
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.
Sjutton, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.

Ja huolto huokaa:
Ty-ty-dy-ty-dy-ty-dy ...

Säärikarvat Kaitsu ajoi pois,
tänään ehkä nainen olla vois
hussun siellä, vähän tussun täällä.
Kyllä saat, jos sull' on rahaa päällä, mutta
hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.
no hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.

Imeläkivi päivystää kadullaan.
Arvaa minkä se pyyhkii gradullaan?
Gambrinissa sill' on show
puoleen yöhön go, go, go, ja sitten:
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.

Laura eilen multiin laitettiin.
Se uskoi kai olevansa uus James Dean.
Mutkaan kun se ajoi, niin
muovisäkkiin se kerättiin, se sano:
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.
Hei vaan, onpa seisovaa ilmaa.

Ja huolto huokaa:
Ty-ty-dy-ty-dy-ty-dy ...

Contributed by Juha Rämö - 2018/9/28 - 10:23



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