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Le parole della musica (33) – Genesis “Land of Confusion” 14/07/2007

Posted by Antonio Genna in Musica, Testi, Video e trailer.
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Genesis “Land of Confusion”E’ arrivato il momento del concerto gratuito romano dei Genesis, in programma stasera al Circo Massimo (ne ho parlato in questo post): per l’occasione vi propongo testo e video originale di “Land of Confusion”, canzone scritta dal gruppo ed inclusa nell’album del 1986 “The Invisible Touch”. Le parole della canzone ed il video, che vede la partecipazione dei pupazzi di un vecchio show inglese, “Spitting Image” (e all’epoca non mancò di suscitare critiche il pupazzo raffigurante l’ex-Presidente USA Ronald Reagan), enfatizzano l’incertezza dell’era post-Guerra Fredda, ma non mancano di lasciare un senso di speranza per il futuro.

A seguire, il testo originale del brano:

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.
Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.

There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago –
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago –

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

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1. marco - 16/07/2007

è incredibile come questa canzone, nonostante siano passati vent’anni, è ancora attuale…


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