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12 Temmuz 2011 Salı

The Waterboys - Red Army Blues

1983 İskoçya çıkışlı grup, solist Mike Scott tarafından kurulmuştur. Şarkı sözlerinin çoğunu Mike Scott yazmıştır. Mike Scott'ın kişisel ilgili alanları olan ezoterizm ve paganizm şarkılarında yer bulmaktadır. 1993-2000 yılları arasında Mike Scott solo çalışmıştır ama grup ile aralarındaki organik bağ hiç kopmamıştır. 2000 yılında tekrar biraraya gelen grup 3 albüm çıkarmış ve konser turnelerine devam etmiştir.

Grubun Diskografisi


The Waterboys:
1983 - The Waterboys
1984 - A Pagan Place
1985 - This Is the Sea
1988 - Fisherman's Blues
1990 - Room to Roam
1993 - Dream Harder
Mike Scott:
1995 - Bring 'em All In
1997 - Still Burning
The Waterboys:
2000 - A Rock in the Weary Land
2003 - Universal Hall
2007 - Book of Lightning

1984 tarihli 'A Pagan Place' albümünde yer alan 'Red Army Blues' isimli şarkı İkinci Dünya Savaşı'na katılan genç bir Sovyet askerinin yaşadıklarını kendi ağzından anlatmaktadır. Şarkının sözlerinde savaşın anlamsızlığına ve vatanseverlik adı altında gencecik çocukların nasıl ölüme gönderildiğine çarpıcı bir şekilde dikkat çekilmiştir.




Şarkı Sözleri


when i left my home and my family
my mother said to me
'son it's not how many germans you kill that counts
it's how many people you set free'


so i packed my bags
brushed my cap
walked out into the world
seventeen years old
never kissed a girl


took the train to voronezh
that was far as it would go
changed my sacks for a uniform
bit my lip against the snow
i prayed for mother russia
in the summer of 43
and as we drove the germans back
i really believed
that god was listening to me


we howled into berlin
tore the smoking buildings down
raised the red flag high
burnt the reichstag brown
i saw my fist american
and he looked a lot like me
he had the same kind of farmer's face
said he come from some place
called hazard, tennessee


then the was was over
my discharge papers came
me and twenty hundred others
went to stettiner for the train
kiev! said the commissar
from there your own way home
but i never got to kiev
we never came by home
the train when north to the taiga
we were stripped and marched in file
up the great siberian road
for miles and miles and miles and miles
dressed in stripes and tatters
in a gulag left to die
all because comrade stalin was scared that
we'd become too westernized!


used to love my country
used to be so young
used to believe that life was
the best song ever sung
i would have died for my country 
in 1945
but now only one thing remains
but now only one thing remains
but now only one thing remains
but now only one thing remains
the brute will to survive

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