Samstagabendbeat with the fabulous Ani DiFranco

von Magda

Ani DiFranco schreibt auch beeindruckende Gedichte – einfach mal ein paar Minuten zurücklehnen und staunen: „Self Evident

Songtext nach dem Klick.

Subdivision

White people are so scared of black people.
They bulldoze out to the country, and put up houses on little loop-d-loop streets.
And while america gets it’s heart cut right out of it’s chest
The berlin wall still runs down main street separating east side from west.

And nothing is stirring, not even a mouse, in the boarded up stores and the broken down houses
So they hang colorful banners off all the street lamps
Just to prove they got no manners, no mercy, and no sense.

And I wonder then what it will take for my city to rise.
First we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes.
The ghost of old buildings are haunting parking lots in the city of good neighbors that history forgot.

I remember the first time I saw someone lying on the cold street
I thought, „i can’t just walk past you, this can’t just be true.“
But I learned by example to just keep moving my feet.
It’s amazing the things that we all learn to do.

So we’re led by denial like lambs to the slaughter
Serving empires of style and carbonated sugar water and the old farmroad’s a four-lane
That leads to the mall and my dreams are all guillotines waiting to fall

And I wonder then what it will take for my country to rise.
First we admit our mistakes and then we open our eyes.
’til nation’s last taker succumbs to one last dumb decision
And america the beautiful is just one big subdivision.




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Eintrag geschrieben: Samstag, 5. Juni 2010 um 18:17 Uhr unter Inspiration, Kultur. RSS 2.0. Weder Kommentare, noch Pings erlaubt.



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3 Kommentare

  1. Katharina sagt:

    Yippie! Ani Difranco! Leider fand ich ihre letzte CD nicht mehr gut. Ich hoffe, bei der nächsten geht mir das wieder anders.

  2. Katharina sagt:

    Und Subdivision ist übrigens eins ihrer besten.

  3. Magda sagt:

    „Subdivision“ ist auch einer meiner Lieblinge :) Und „Gratitude“. Und „What if no one’s watching“. Und und und…