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Il Sergente nella Neve

À ce moment, nous n'étions pas ennemis... On songe à ce Noël de 1916, mais était-ce 1916 ? Entre deux tranchées, entre deux tueries. On devrait plus souvent manger ensemble...
Quarante hommes, huit chevaux : c'était la contenance d'un wagon pour les régiments de cavalerie, du temps où on se battait encore à cheval; une norme internationale. Alexandre Vialatte le répète assez. Il en a fait une sentence. Quarante hommes, huit chevaux.
LE SERGENT DANS LA NEIGE
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/29 - 18:01
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Three-Five-Zero-Zero

Pacifism pervades the book and score. The theme of opposition to the war is unified by the plot thread that progresses consistently through the book – Claude's moral dilemma over whether to burn his draft card. This theme is most intensely explored in the extended trip sequence in Act 2. The lyrics to "Three-Five-Zero-Zero", which is sung during that sequence, evoke the horrors of war ("ripped open by metal explosion") and point a finger at the Vietnam War directly when the tribe sing "256 Vietcong captured".

The song is based on Allen Ginsberg's 1966 poem, "Wichita Vortex Sutra". In the poem, General Maxwell Taylor proudly reports to the press the number of enemy soldiers killed in one month, repeating it digit by digit, for effect: "Three-Five-Zero-Zero." The song starts begins with images of death and dying and turns into a manic dance number, ironically celebrating the killing in an... (Continues)
Ripped open by metal explosion
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2008/6/28 - 23:31
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Rossana

Un texte superbe. Une conclusion des plus saines; digne de Vian. Déserte !

Chanson italienne – Rossana – Mercanti di liquore e Marco Paolini – 2008.
ROSSANA
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/28 - 21:12
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Maudit

grazie
antonio 2008/6/28 - 20:23
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La ninna nanna de la guerra

Ora esiste anche una bellissima versione eseguita da Piero Brega (ex Canzoniere del Lazio) nel disco del 2007 di Sara Modigliani "Ma che razza de città" (i dischi del manifesto).
Luigi Piccioni 2008/6/28 - 18:21
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L'uomo che non dorme mai

De l'album « Qu'as-tu à faire d'un titre ? » (2005)
« L'homme qui ne dort jamais est un éloge de la sensibilité. Je pense qu'il y a des différences, parfois je me demande si l'être humain est d'un seul ou de différents – ne disons pas races qui est malvenu; cependant, il y a différents modèles totalement différents. Il y a des personnes qui détruisent tellement de choses en une seconde et qui n'ont pourtant pas le moindre problème; il y a des personnes qui passent leur vie pour sauver un petit bout de quelque chose et qui souffrent atrocement pour tout ce qui ne va pas. Je fais un effort pour les considérer comme des parties appartenant à la même espèce. Et dès lors, oui, je la définirais comme un éloge à la sensibilité, qui est peut-être ce qui nous sauve. »
Entrevue de Lorenzo Monguzzi des Mercanti di Liquore, dans Bielle.
L'HOMME QUI NE DORT JAMAIS
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Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2008/6/28 - 16:41
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Ska Against Racism

1992
Figli della stessa rabbia

Contro ogni razzismo, per un futuro migliore.

Sicuramente questo e' il disco piu' famoso dell'etichetta Gridalo Forte. Figli della Stessa Rabbia è stato, e continua ad essere un inno. Tutto il disco nei concerti e' stato cantato a squarciagola da migliaia di persone. Brani come "Cararo Sindaco", "Barboni", "Giunti Tubi Palanche Ska", o la versione solo vocale della title track, sono ormai nel DNA di una generazione di giovani in Italia e in tutta Europa. La grafica e' come sempre di Cristiano Rea e rispecchia al meglio la band. Nel retro della copertina il testo di Bella Ciao, che dopo poco verra' incisa nel MLP omonimo.

Ma chi sei,
(Continues)
Contributed by Luca 'The River' 2008/6/28 - 02:49
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Chansons de La bande à Bonnot: 02. Les joyeux bouchers

Da segnalare la versione italiana dell'intera commedia musicale di Henry-François Rey, con canzoni di Boris Vian, opera di Giangilberto Monti:

Giangilberto Monti

"LA BELLE EPOQUE DELLA BANDA BONNOT"

storia del bandito anarchico Jules Bonnot su canzoni originali di Boris Vian.

Roberto Carlotti, fisarmonica - Renata Mezenov Sa, voce e chitarra - Marco Mistrangelo, contrabbasso - Caroline Tallone, ghironda, violino, organetto diatonico.

Jules Bonnot, operaio, anarchico e poi bandito, viene braccato per anni dalla polizia in piena Belle Epoque e diventa suo malgrado un eroe popolare: la sua cattura avviene di fronte a cinquecento soldati e ventimila parigini, nell'aprile del 1912. Henry-François Rey nel 1954 trasforma questa storia in una commedia musicale e ne affida le canzoni all'eclettico artista francese Boris Vian. Dopo lo spettacolo gli spartiti originali si perdono e l'opera viene... (Continues)
Riccardo Venturi 2008/6/27 - 14:53
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Zangra

(da un po' di tempo non avevo più tradotto una di queste canzoni). un saluto da Nizza.
ZANGRA
(Continues)
Contributed by Daniel Bellucci 2008/6/27 - 12:39
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I Don't Wanna Go To Vietnam

Album: "Simply the Truth" (1969)
Sittin' down here thinkin',
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/27 - 11:02
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Elämä juoksuhaudoissa

27 giugno 2008
VITA NELLE TRINCEE
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2008/6/27 - 11:01
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I Don't Like Mondays

Bob Geldof wrote this song when he heard about the San Diego elementary school massacre.
In January 1979, Brenda Spencer , a troubled 16-year-old who lived across the street from a schoolyard in San Diego, took the semi-automatic rifle her father had given her for Christmas and began firing. Four people died and eight children were injured. When asked why she did it, she answered "I just don't like Mondays".

Nel gennaio del 1979 Bob Geldof sente la notizia di una sedicenne di San Diego, Brenda Ann Spencer, che si è resa protagonista di una sparatoria nella scuola di fronte a casa sua uccidendo due persone e ferendone altre nove. Alla domanda perché avesse fatto questo gesto lei risponde "I don't like Mondays" (ovvero "Non mi piacciono i lunedì"); questa frase ispira il cantante dei Boomtown Rats a scrivere una canzone.
The silicon chip inside her head
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/26 - 18:41
Song Itineraries: Weapons: our daily home war
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The House Of Orange

"I don't care what your politics are, when
our children are dying in the streets, it's time to put away the guns." Stan Rogers

The House of Orange is a Stan Rogers song about The Troubles, in particular about fundraising for the combatants in Canada. The overall sentiment of the song is "a pox on both your houses". The 'House of Orange' mentioned in the song is the royal house of William III of England, who led the Protestant side of the Williamite war in Ireland. It is on his posthumous CD From Fresh Water. This is the last song written by Stan Rogers before his death, and arguably among his most lyrically evocative

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I took back my hand and I showed him the door
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/26 - 17:34
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A Change Is Gonna Come

Splendida canzone, ne ha fatto una cover anche Gavin DeGraw nel suo lavoro acustico Chariot Stripped. Un musicista giovane ma molto valido. Voce eccezionale.
Danilo 2008/6/26 - 17:21
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Hang 'em High

Album: Perpetual (2004)
Hey you guys - sitting in high place
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/26 - 11:15
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Half Your Angels

Parole e musica di Graham Nash
dall'album Crosby & Nash (2004)

This song was written by Graham Nash after the Oklahoma City Federal Building tragedy...19 of the 168 victims were children.
Somewhere in Heaven
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/26 - 11:08
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Gotta Go (Can`t Wage A War)

[1989]
Album: "In Your Face"
Now is the time
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/26 - 10:05
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Birmingham Six

I SEI DI BIRMINGHAM
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Contributed by matteo88 2008/6/26 - 00:21
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door

da/from lirama.net
KOPUTAN TAIVAAN OVEEN
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Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2008/6/25 - 19:42
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Blowin' in the Wind

FINLANDESE / FINNISH [3]

Versione finlandese da lirama.net. Si tratta di una versione letterale.

Finnish version from lirama.net. It is a word-for-word translation.
TUULENPUUSKA
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2008/6/25 - 19:33
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Buffalo Soldier

bob marley 6 un vero mito............ ti amo:-) by la tua bob
bob 2008/6/25 - 17:40

Faces In The Dark

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.
To heed the war hawks' cry?
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 16:45

Unsung Heroes

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.
There's a factory outside Redfern,
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 16:21
Song Itineraries: Heroes

My Own Two Hands

"This song commemorates the framing and murdering by the state of two US activists, Sacco and Vanzetti." Peter Hicks
To you beloved comrade, we make this solemn vow,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 15:55
Song Itineraries: Sacco and Vanzetti

Ordinary People

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.
They treat us as flotsam and jetsam,
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 14:04

Beyond The Charcoal Graveyard

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"Here in Tasmania, as in Brazil, as in New Guinea, and as across the world, our magnificent life-giving old growth rainforests are being destroyed at record rates - for greed and plunder. We have to make them stop." Peter Hicks
Beyond the charcoal graveyard, where the black stumps stand in rows,
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 13:51
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Oltre la guerra e la paura

Chanson italienne – Oltre la guerra e la paura – Modena City Ramblers – 2006

Au-delà de la guerre et de la peur... De grands défis et de grandes épreuves nous attendent ! Contre la culture de la terreur régnante qui se fonde sur le n'importe quoi et la défiance et nous rend égoïstes et faibles. Une chanson sur ces temps sombres et inquiets.” MCR.
AU-DELÀ DE LA GUERRE ET DE LA PEUR
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Contributed by MarcoValdo M.I. 2008/6/25 - 12:26

Mumia Abu-Jamal Was Framed

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"The African American journalist, broadcaster and political activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal is currently on death row after being framed for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman. This is probably the most monstrous judicial conspiracy to happen in USA since the framing of Saccho and Vanzetti over 70 years ago." Peter Hicks
There's a man on death row in the frame,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 11:16

Moura Mine

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"This song was written after the Moura mining disaster in central Queensland, Australia, in 1985. The premier of the day, in his headline-grabbing visit to the site of the tragedy, made sure that there was room on his private jet for his media entourage - at the expense of not carrying vital rescue equipment. The subsequent enquiry turned out to be a pure cover up. Less than a decade later, following another similar preventable pit tragedy, Moura Mine was to be permanently closed." Peter Hicks
Working man gets up each morning
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Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 11:05

The Man With The Pink Triangle

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"This song tells the true story of how a young Jewish girl survived Auschwitz because of the sacrifices made by a fellow prisoner, a gay man." Peter Hicks
You were just a child, too young to know,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:58
Song Itineraries: Extermination camps

Daughters of the Taliban

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"How come that almost nobody seems to give a damn about the most basic human rights of women in Islamic countries like Pakistan, Afganistan, Iran and Iraq - like not even being allowed to phone a relative or leave the house without your husband's permission for fear of death at the hands of a jealous husband? Maybe it's because, as Madelein Albright said (in the context of China), 'We don't want to mix human rights with trade.'" Peter Hicks
Sleep your sleep, my precious child,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:52

Let Them Be

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"Another day ... another "incident" at one of the desert concentration camps where refugees coming to Australia are kept isolated from their communities, in temperatures of 40o plus, deprived of even the most basic creature comforts, and subject to routine degradation and humiliation. Why can't we just let them be?" Peter Hicks
Let them be, let them be, let them be, let them be,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:44

Jabiluka, No!

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.

"As if there aren't already too many nuclear weapons and not enough environmental protection in the world, the Australian government, unbelievably, wants to go ahead with uranium mining at Jabiluka, in the Kakadu National Park. This mining is contrary to the wishes of the Mirrar people, traditional owners of this land." Peter Hicks
Jabiluka, No! Jabiluka, No!
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:39

If It Weren't For The Union

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.
Our union's story is there to be seen,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:33

For this Apartheid

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis.
They call you a coon or a kaffir
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:15

The Bottom Line

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis
They're closing down our factories
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 10:08

Fire in Manilla

Written by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis
The hours are long and the work exhausting,
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 09:55
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Each Small Candle

Album: In The Flesh - Live 2000

The first stanza is a poem written for Danish Amnesty International by Halfdan Rasmussen. The lyrics of the rest of the song are Roger's response to a newspaper article about the story of a Serbian soldier who helped an Albanian woman lying wounded in a burned-out building.

Halfdan Rasmussen (January 29, 1915 in Copenhagen – March 2, 2002) was a Danish poet. He was known for his nonsensical children's verse and his serious adult writings about social issues and human rights.
Rasmussen was a resistance fighter during the German occupation He became very well known and respected as a poet, nearly becoming a national poet of Denmark. One of his poems, Ikke Bødlen, was featured as one of the best poems on Human Rights on a 1979 book published by Amnesty International Denmark, and would be later translated into the first verse of Roger Waters' song Each Small... (Continues)
Not the torturer will scare me
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/25 - 09:38
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Fortunes Of War

[1995]
Harris
Album: The X Factor
Blaze Bayley – voce
Dave Murray – chitarra
Janick Gers – chitarra
Steve Harris – basso
Nicko McBrain – batteria


"Fortunes of War è caratterizzata da un inizio lento prolungato, cadenzato dal basso di Steve Harris. Il resto della canzone è veloce e senza pause. Il brano ci parla del difficile ritorno alla vita normale di un reduce di guerra che continua ad avere incubi." - it.wikipedia.

After the war
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/24 - 18:29
On June 24, 2008, our site has reached 7000 songs. When reaching thousands, it has become a tradition for us to prepare a "special page", dedicated this time to a true milestone in the motion picture art, and also in human freedom: the Final speech from Charlie Chaplin's "Great Dictator.
Riccardo Venturi 2008/6/24 - 17:29
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El Salvador

Album: Fight To Survive (1985)
He could barely remember
(Continues)
Contributed by Marcia 2008/6/24 - 17:22




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