GENESIS : THE KNIFE [1970]

Το επαναστατικό κομμάτι των Genesis δεν θα μπορούσε να είναι ένα συνηθισμένο επαναστατικό κομμάτι. Προσοχή στους στίχους. Περιέχεται στο δεύτερο αριστουργηματικό τους άλμπουμ, Tresspass. Collins και Hackett δεν έχουν εμφανιστεί ακόμα στον ορίζοντα του γκρουπ, που τελεί υπό την αρχηγία του κιθαρίστα Anthony Phillips – αυτή ήταν η τελευταία του ηχογράφηση μαζί τους.

Genesis’ revolutionary track could not be an ordinary revolutionary track. Check out the lyrics.
It’s in their second brilliant release,
Tresspass. Collins and Hackett have not yet appeared on the horizon of the band, which is led by guitarist Anthony Phillips – this was his last recording with them.

Tell me my life is about to begin
Tell me that I am a hero
Promise me all of your violent dreams
Light up your body with anger
Now, in this ugly world
It is time to destroy all this evil
Now, when I give a word
Get ready to fight for your freedom
Now
Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
We must strike at the lies
That have spread like disease through our minds
Soon we’ll have power, every soldier will rest
And we’ll spread out our kindness
To all who our love now deserve
Some of you are going to die
Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide
I’ll give you the names of those you must kill
All must die with their children
Carry their heads to the palace of old
Hang them high, let the blood flow
Now, in this ugly world
Break all the chains around us
Now, the crusade has begun
Give us a land fit for heroes
Now
Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
We must strike at the lies
That have spread like disease through our minds
Soon we’ll have power, every soldier will rest
And we’ll spread out our kindness
To all who our love now deserve
Some of you are going to die
Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide
We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom
We are only wanting freedom (Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom)
We are only wanting freedom (Things are getting out of control here today)
We are only wanting freedom (OK men, fire over their heads!)
We have won
Some of you are going to die
Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide

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2 Comments

  1. Resa February 19, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Epic! I never heard this generation of Genisis.
    Makes me think of RUSH in many ways.

    Reply
    1. Oannes February 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm

      Rush have taken lots of inspiration from Genesis, no doubt about it!

      Reply

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