Sympathy for the devil.


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Buona sera a tutti,

il post di oggi come quello di ieri non è dedicato ai commenti delle varie notizie e dichiarazioni, ma è dedicato alla musica. Lo scopo è semplice, condividere la buona musica.

Il testo che ho scelto oggi è: Sympathy for  the devil dei mitici Rolling Stones, pezzo estratto dall’album  Beggars Banquette, pubblicato nel 1968. Posizionata al 32º posto nella lista delle 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone. Appena pubblicato, il testo della canzone venne immediatamente additato come un inno al Satanismo dagli attivisti cristiani. Gli stessi, dichiararono che gli “Stones” (come tutti i musicisti rock) erano adoratori di Satana e quindi dannosi per i giovani che li ascoltavano. Successivamente il testo venne riletto in chiave diversa e divennero evidenti le teorie sul dualismo umano, espresse all’interno della canzone, e le critiche a tutte le atrocità commesse nel degli anni dall’uomo.

 

Sympathy for the Devil(*)

 

Please allow me to introduce myself?

I’m a man of wealth and taste?

I’ve been around for a long, long years

Stole many a man’s soul and faith??

And I was ‘round when Jesus Christ?Had

his moment of doubt and pain?

Made damn sure that Pilate?

Washed his hands and sealed his fate??Pleased to meet you?

Hope you guess my name?

But what’s puzzling you?

Is the nature of my game??

I stuck around St. Petersburg?

When I saw it was a time for a change?

Killed the czar and his ministers?

Anastasia screamed in vain??I rode a tank?Held a general’s rank?

When the blitzkrieg raged?

And the bodies stank??

Pleased to meet you?

Hope you guess my name,

oh yeah?Ah, what’s puzzling you?

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah?

(woo woo, woo woo)??

I watched with glee?

While your kings and queens?

Fought for ten decades?

For the gods they made?

(woo woo, woo woo)??

I shouted out,?

“Who killed the Kennedys?”?

When after all?It was you and me?(who who, who who)??

Let me please introduce myself?

I’m a man of wealth and taste?

And I laid traps for troubadours?

Who get killed before they reached

Bombay?

(woo woo, who who)??

Pleased to meet you?

Hope you guessed my name,

oh yeah

?who who)?

But what’s puzzling you

Is the nature of my game,

oh yeah, get down, baby?

(who who, who who)??

Pleased to meet you?

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah?

But what’s confusing you

Is just the nature of my game?

(woo woo, who who)??

Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints?

As heads is tails?Just call me Lucifer?’Cause I’m in need of some restraint?

(who who, who who)??

So if you meet me?

Have some courtesy?

Have some sympathy, and some taste?(woo woo)?Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah?

(woo woo, woo woo)??

Pleased to meet you?

Hope you guessed my name, um yeah

(who who)?

But what’s puzzling you?

Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down

(woo woo, woo woo)

(*)Estratto da Beggars Banquette 1968

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftZ3UCdTuWQ