Blog de música, tecnologías, poesía y cerveza fría

21/09/2017

The Waterboys: Red Army Blues

Dentro del disco “A Pagan Place” (1984) se incluye esta joya, uno de los escasos ejemplos de tema histórico en la letra de una canción. Compuesta por el genial y combativo grupo de música escocés “The WaterBoys” y como no podía ser de otro modo, una cruda y descarnada critica a la guerra.

La voz desgarradora de Mike Scott, habla de un joven soldado ruso que parte a luchar al frente contra los alemanes en el verano de 1943. Después de múltiples penalidades defendiendo a la “madre Rusia” se encuentra con que de vuelta a su país y tras venir triunfante de Berlín y quemar el Reichstag es deportado junto con miles de rusos a campos de concentración en Siberia. Ocurre que para el camarada Stalin estos sujetos se han contaminado de ideas “poco convenientes” al contacto con los soldados occidentales.

En directo:

Por cortesía de mi amigo Heri, ahí dejo la letra:

The Waterboys
Red Army Blues (Sonf of the Taiga)

LYRICS

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 as 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 first american
And he looked a lot like me
He had the same kinda farmer’s face
Said he’d come from some place called Hazzard, Tennessee

Then the war 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
Train went 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!

One thought on “The Waterboys: Red Army Blues

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

^ Subir Arriba!

Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies

ACEPTAR
Aviso de cookies