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Vorresti scrivere una canzone
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Contributed by Patrizia Muzzi 2010/1/30 - 22:17
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Guernica

[2008]

Album: La Società dello Spettacolo
Dal cielo senza avviso
(Continues)
Contributed by adriana 2010/1/30 - 14:32
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I Don't Want To Die

[1993]
Album: Get Me Out Of Here [2006]

"It's a story about a someone who has been cast aside by society and how we tend to ignore people who are different from us. The ending can be seen as happy ending or a sad ending depending on your point of view. I prefer a sad ending. This is a song I wrote in 1993. I have recently come back to it and rewritten it changing the chords, structure and half of the lyrics. I added some harmonica to it towards the end too. I am much happier with this song now."
There goes a man looking for an answer
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 12:43
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I'm Not Ready To Quit

[2006]
Lyrics & Music by Oliver Southgate
Album: Step Back

"This is a song about not giving up. It is always easier to quit than persevere. If you have stuck at something and really achieved something then no one can take that away from you.
Thanks to my brother Alex Southgate for some nice hammond organ sounds on this song."
Some will fall at the start
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 12:40
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Suspicious Times

[2006]
Lyrics & Music by Oliver Southgate
Album: Step Back
Another bomb on the news today
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 11:38
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Seventy Virgins

[2003]
Lyrics & Music by Polar Levine

Seventy Virgins refers to the fantasy that suicide bombers believe, that they will be martyrs, greeted in Heaven by 70 virgins. The song lays out the crisis in the Middle East and how all sides base their actions on some sort of fantasy.
The song was written after seeing Pakistani rock band, Junoon. They're known all over the world for their activism for peace between India and Pakistan and are speaking out on the issues of the post Sept. 11 situation.
A blue sky is dripping red
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 10:21
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They're Crazy

[1983]
Lyrics and Music by Charles C. Tyler

"A song written when Russia and the USA were still threatening to annihilate each other with nuclear weapons.
I grew up like all my generation in a world in which the possibility of an all-out nuclear war between the USA and Russia seemed like a real possibility. The Cuban missile crisis – Dr. Strangelove – fallout shelters. I wrote several songs around these nightmare themes, but this one seemed to sum up the madness best. It may seem a little less likely now - but the weapons are still there and are still just as dangerous. And they are in more hands than ever and growing. This is no time to be complacent and this song is still relevant. I made this recording about 1983 on a very simple cassette deck in the house I rented in Mendocino, playing on the old piano that came with the house. A rare example of my piano playing… :-) "
Oh they're crazy
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 09:35
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Da-Da: War is On (If The War is On Then The Head is Off)

[2005]
Lyrics and Music by Chris Diurni
Album: Da-Da

"A great head-bashing anarchic punk track by Chris Diurni in which Bonnie and I scream our lungs out...
Bonnie's amazing scream and my ripped throat are the things I remember most from this 'bash it out quick and get it down while it's hot' session at the Mendocino Community School studio.. Tony and John drive the song along brilliantly - a club favourite with Da-Da fans..."
You wanna kill? You wanna fight?
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/30 - 09:22

Crapoeuf

Crapoeuf

Canzone léviane – Crapoeuf – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2010
Cycle du Cahier ligné – 83

Crapoeuf est la huitante-troisième chanson du Cycle du Cahier ligné, constitué d'éléments tirés du Quaderno a Cancelli de Carlo Levi.

Ah, Lucien l'âne mon ami, je suis – comme toujours - très content de te voir... Georges Brassens, d'ailleurs, se plaisait à chanter un refrain qui n'était pas de lui ( mais de W.Heyman-J.Boyer) - et qui disait : « Avoir un bon copain / Voilà ce qu'il y a de meilleur au monde... » ( il n'y a d'ailleurs pas grand chose de plus dans cette savonnette)... Donc, fermons la parenthèse, et découvrons ensemble cette canzone que je viens de terminer et qui sort tout droit de la méditation du prisonnier. Elle est construite, comme tu le découvriras sur deux comptines enfantines : une parle du cochon, l'autre de l'œuf; à la fin, les deux s'emmêlent. Mais tu sais comme tout le... (Continues)
Voilà le porc
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/1/29 - 21:45
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Harriet Tubman

[1970]
Testo trovato su Broadside Magazine n.109 del settembre/ottobre 1970.

Come Follow the Drinking Gourd e Go down, Moses, una canzone dedicata alla cosiddetta “Underground Railroad”, la rete di cammini e case di accoglienza segrete che nella prima metà dell’800 consentì a decine di migliaia di schiavi afroamericani di mettersi in salvo negli Stati liberi del nord e nel Canada. La “regina” della “Ferrovia Sotteranea” fu Harriet Tubman, una schiava del Maryland che, dopo essere stata quasi uccisa dal proprio padrone bianco, fuggì e dedicò la vita a far fuggire altri schiavi. Sulla sua testa fu pure posta una taglia, ma non la presero mai. Morì quasi centenaria nel 1913.
I am Harriet Tubman, people,
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 13:27
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Ma Noi No!

MAIS NOUS, NON !
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/1/29 - 09:53
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Slavery In The Delta

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records

Nel 1977 Eddie Carthan fu il primo afroamericano a diventare sindaco di Tchula, Mississippi.
A Tchula il 90% della popolazione era nera, ma la minoranza bianca imponeva da sempre la segregazione. Carthan non si fece intimidire dai “landlords” e dai loro sgherri del KKK e avviò un coraggioso ed avanzato piano di superamento della segregazione razziale e di miglioramento della qualità di vita della comunità nera. I bianchi gliela giurarono, e fin dal suo insediamento lo boicottarono e intimidirono, un vero linciaggio politico che si concluse nel 1981 con una falsa accusa di aggressione ad un poliziotto: Carthan fu costretto a dimettersi per sostenere il processo, dove fu condannato a tre anni di carcere. Per fortuna, dopo soli otto mesi, la pena fu revocata perché era evidente che si era trattato di un giudizio farsa e che Carthan era assolutamente estraneo ai fatti imputatigli.
Tchula, Mississippi
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:33
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What Happened To The Red Man?

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records

Scritta da Jaribu e Ngoma Hill, una coppia di afroamericani newyorkesi che costituiva il nucleo dei Serious Bizness.

(B.B.)
What happened to the Red Man
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:31
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Registration

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records
Goin to war
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:30
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The No Nuke Song

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records

Sul tema si vedano anche No More Three Mile Island e All Clear in Harrisburg.
The same thugs
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:29
Song Itineraries: No Nukes
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Undocumented

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records
Once you've been used
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:28
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Where is the Justice?

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records
Where is the Justice?
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:28
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Serious Bizness

[1982]
Album “For Your Immediate Attention!”, Folkways Records

La canzone-manifesto di Jaribu e Ngoma Hill, il duo afroamericano newyorkese noto come “Serious Bizness”.
If you wanna know about our music
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/29 - 09:26
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Die Gedanken sind frei

Anonymous
Trovo questa canzone priva di attribuzione, come se fosse sua quindi, nel disco di Frank Schildt “Songs of Love, Play and Protest”, Folkways Records (1960).
Siccome però non mi pare che Schildt fosse un songwriter, credo che il brano debba continuare ad essere attribuito ad anonimo.
Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 14:54
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Advocate Of The Poor

[1980]
Album “Times Are Gonna Get Harder”, Folkways Records

Come El Salvador di Noel Paul Stookey, una canzone dedicata al vescovo di San Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero che il 24 marzo 1980, mentre celebrava messa, fu assassinato dagli uomini del fascista torturatore assassino Roberto d’Aubuisson.
"They might kill me," he spoke with humbleness and caution
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 13:44
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Times Are Gonna Get Harder

[1980]
Album “Times Are Gonna Get Harder”, Folkways Records
A disastrous night goes down
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 13:32
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End Of The Rainbow

[1980]
Album “Times Are Gonna Get Harder”, Folkways Records
Get ready brothers and sisters
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 13:27
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Nicaragua

[1979]
Album “No More Nukes”, Folkways Records

Forse la canzone più nota di questa misconosciuta band tedesca trapiantata negli USA…
Salvo fire of machine guns were tearin' up omnious springtime's silence
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 13:17
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No Justice, No Peace

[2010]
Lyrics, music and performance by Doc Jazz.

The newspaper - and the politicians - are full of talk about Peace ... and still many are disappointed or surprised that after many years of 'talks', nothing has been achieved. Why? Because one must aim for Justice, before one can attain Peace.
Like a sea
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/28 - 12:59
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Aida

Grandissimo Rino, incontestabilmente.
Ma la mia attenzione è caduta sullo scandalo Lockeed... All'epoca (1977)avevo solo sette anni, rileggendo adesso mi rendo conto che nulla è cambiato e che questo resta sempre un Paese di Merda. Ho perso un altro pò di speranza, e già prima ne avevo poca...
Ciao
Lorenz 2010/1/28 - 12:02

Communist aulabi (Communist Is Coming)

Anonymous
[1981]
In “Music of the Miskito Indians of Honduras and Nicaragua”
Produced and recorded by David Blair Stiffler, Folkways Records.

Si tratta di una canzone raccolta dalla voce di un nativo miskito, tale Guiermo Kiyat.
Racconta una pagina di storia sanguinosa …

Durante l’epoca coloniale, la costa atlantica del Nicaragua ed Honduras fu in gran parte soggetta al controllo dei britannici che vi costituirono un protettorato stringendo accordi di collaborazione, in funzione anti-spagnola, con i nativi miskito. Quando, sul finire del 1700, la Gran Bretagna rinunciò al controllo della regione, i miskito si scontrarono subito, e con successo, coi subentranti spagnoli e continuarono a mantenere il controllo sulle proprie terre, un’autonomia dichiarata e non riconosciuta che si accompagnò nei secoli successivi ad una loro sempre forte ostilità verso ogni governo centrale, che veniva percepito... (Continues)
Damra wals – you better watch out
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 11:08
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Brother, Won't You Join In The Line?

[1960]
In Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, “New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1”, Folkways Records.
Words by Ewan MacColl
Melody: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Brother, won't you join in the line?
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 10:05
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Salvador

Chanson italienne – Salvador – Nomadi – 1990
SALVADOR
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/1/28 - 10:03
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Enfant soldat

[2008]
Testo e musica di Swift Guad
Paroles et musique de Swift Guad
Lyrics and music by Swift Guad
Album: "Hecatombe"
J'ai 12 ans, mon nom est Sam
(Continues)
Contributed by daniela -k.d.- 2010/1/28 - 09:56
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2010

[2010]
Lyrics, music and performance by Doc Jazz
It's 2010 - and the major powers of this world are still using the logic of the stone age ... so this funky song calls for 'Soulvation'! The Doc Jazz definition of this concept: justice - not greed - as the main basis for a peaceful world.
Save your energy we've heard it all before
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/28 - 09:49
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One Million Lawyers

[1985]
Album "One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters"

Dedicata ad un flagello se possibile ancora peggiore della guerra: Nicolò Ghedini, e tutti gli azzeccagarbugli del suo pari.
Humankind has survived some disasters for sure
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 09:33
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This World Can't Stand Long

Scritta da Jim Anglin (1913-1987).

Non è che voglio portar sfiga, però..."Questo mondo non può ancora durare a lungo... perché è troppo pieno di odio"
This world can't stand that long
(Continues)
Contributed by Alessandro 2010/1/28 - 09:09
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Army Of None

[2003]
Album: Change (E.P.)
Register for death 'cause you're just a pawn in their game,
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/28 - 08:53
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Mala Sirena

Version française – PETITE SIRÈNE – Marco Valdo M.I. – 2010
Chanson italienne – Mala Sirena – Modena City Ramblers

Dédiée à la ville bosniaque, qui a résisté à la barbarie et à la folie du conflit balkanique et aux femmes de l'association locale Tuzlanska Amica, petites grandes sirènes.
PETITE SIRÈNE
(Continues)
Contributed by Marco Valdo M.I. 2010/1/27 - 22:19
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I Come and Stand at Every Door

Danish version of Nâzim Hikmet's poem

Translated 1955 into Danish by the late poet Erik Stinus (1934-2009). Music (1984?) by the Danish composer Herman D. Koppel. Published in Jordens sange, 2001. Recorded by Per Warming on the CD Jordens sange.

Tradotta in danese nel 1955 dallo scomparso poeta Erik Stinus (1934-2009). Musica (1984?) del compositore danese Herman D. Koppel. Pubblicata in Jordens sange ("canti della Terra"), 2001. Incisa da Per Warming nel CD Jordens sange. [Holger Terp]

DEN DØDE PIGE
(Continues)
Contributed by Holger Terp og CCG/AWS Staff 2010/1/27 - 21:25
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Tri Yann: Madeleine Bernard

Versión castellana de Ponsveteris, desde el video YouTube



La cover del gruppo Odres de Alcorcón
MADELEINE BERNARD
(Continues)
Contributed by Riccardo Venturi 2010/1/27 - 21:09
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They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)

Come si scrive il commento?
(sara)

Dunque, Sara, ti darò volentieri qualche istruzione. Premi un tasto, poi un altro, poi un altro ancora, poi un altro di seguito fino a comporre una parola; poi ripeti la stessa operazione per tutte le altre parole del commento che vuoi scrivere. Saluti. [RV]
2010/1/27 - 20:36
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Salvador

Canzone bellissima e vera purtroppo.Grazie NOMADI per averla scritta e cantata, vi adoriamo.
Nomadi & altra musica 92/60 2010/1/27 - 13:04
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Rapture Bell

[2007]
Lyrics and Music by Charles C. Tyler
Album: Charles Tyler

"This 3rd song is a satire on evangelical Christians.
One of three songs that I have written around the Middle-East conflict. This one focuses on the mad people who are actually hoping for the troubles in the region to escalate into a "final conflict" prior to the "Rapture" and the "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. These are people who obviously don't have much grip on reality. It would be OK if they were just harmless nutters - but this particular wacky belief is potentially very dangerous.

These are people who call themselves Christians but who actually hope for Armageddon and for millions to die. They expect to escape death themselves and selfishly hope to be 'saved' by their faith. In my view these people are even more evil - if that is possible - than suicide bombers who actually have far more limited objectives.... (Continues)
Well I'm a true believer
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/27 - 12:36
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Ya parte el galgo terrible

Una delle loro migliori canzoni....
Valentina 2010/1/27 - 11:24
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Putting The Fun Back In Fundamentalism

[2006]
Album: Split with Dragonzord
My Lord is a mighty God
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/27 - 08:08
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There's No Fun in Fundamentalism

[2005]
Album: 7 Inch of the Month Club
There's no fun, fun, fun.
(Continues)
Contributed by giorgio 2010/1/27 - 08:03
Song Itineraries: Antiwar Anticlerical




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