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Rise Up!‎

Bobby Conn
Language: English


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Rise ‎Up!

‎L’impero si sta indebolendo. I generali di Cesare sono preoccupati ma lui ha dato l’ordine ai ‎suoi poliziotti [maiali]: “Imprigionate gli uomini e affamate i bambini”… Tutto bene a Babilonia, i ‎ricchi se la spassano ma hanno tirato su una recinzione e ogni anno la fanno più alta… La TV ti ‎nutre di menzogne, il mercato accampa giustificazioni, la divisione in classi ci spinge verso il ‎genocidio… Devi scegliere cosa fare, piccola, perché io non potrò aiutarti quando l’impero ‎crollerà… Quindi faresti meglio a star pronta, a darti da fare… RIBELLATI! E’ l’unica possibilità ‎che ti rimane…”
The world is out on the street
Caesar's house is growing weak
And all his generals are scared ‎
So you better be prepared
He gave the order to his pigs
‎“Jail the men and starve the kids”
And I can't help you baby when the empire falls

Things look good in Babylon
Yeah, the rich still get it on
But now they gotta build up a fence
To protect their decadence
Every year they build it higher
Their necks are tighter in the wire
And I can't help you baby when the empire falls

You wonder what went wrong
Why can't we just get along?
Their televisions feed you lies
Market forces alibis
Every hour the class divide
Pushes us towards genocide
And I can't help you baby when the empire falls

I don't mean to frighten you but
Baby, what you gonna do?
Pretty soon now you gotta choose
Bet to win or you're surely gonna lose
‎'Cuz a winning smile ain't no defense
If you're sitting on the fence
And I can't help you baby when the empire falls

I know the plan for you
And there's nothing, child, that I can do

Jesus! He came back
Jesus! High on crack
Jesus! Threw Him in jail
Jesus! Can't afford the bail
Yeah, the Man is strong
That's the reason for this song
And I can't help you baby when the empire falls

Rise up! It's your only chance
Rise up! It's your only chance
‎'Cuz I can't help you baby when the empire falls‎

Contributed by Dead End - 2013/3/20 - 10:46



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