THE BOOMTOWN RATS : (I NEVER LOVED) EVA BRAUN [A TONIC FOR THE TROOPS, 1978]

Χρόνια πριν απ’ τα Band & Live Aid, πολύ πριν την ανακήρυξή του σε “sir”, ο Bob Geldof ήταν ένας χαρισματικός singer-songwriter που οδήγησε αυτή την μπάντα από το Δουβλίνο στο superstardom .
Παίρνουμε ένα δείγμα της τέχνης του / – ς: είναι το δεύτερο και, μακράν, καλύτερο άλμπουμ των
Boomtown Rats, και ένα τραγούδι “επίκαιρο” εκ του στιχουργικού του θέματος…

Years before Band & Live Aid, long before being …knighted, Bob Geldof was a charismatic singer – songwriter who led this band from Dublin to superstardom.
We have a token of his / their art: it is the second and, by far, best album of
Boomtown Rats and a song “up the minute” here in Greece, due to its subject matter…

Are you really going out with Adolf?
I never loved Eva Braun (oh no?)
No, a thousand people say I did (oh yeah?)
Yeah, she was just some girl who was on the make (Yes, we see)
Boy she wanted to be so big.
And in the end it got to be a drag,
She’s doing her exercises every day
No matter what people say,
I never loved Eva Braun.
I never heard all the screams (oh no?)
I never saw the blood and dirt and gore (oh yeah?)
That wasn’t part of the dream, (yes, we see)
Of maps and generals and uniforms.
I’d always like the big parade,
I always wanted to be adored,
In ’33 I knew I had it made,
I never loved…
Eva Braun wasn’t history,
She wasn’t even part of my destiny
She never really fitted in the scheme of things
She was a triumph of my will,
Oh yeah!
I saw the blondies and the blue eyes, (oh yeah?)
I saw the millions mouthing me, (oh yeah?)
But underneath I was really gentle, (oh yeah?)
D’ja ever see me touch a scrap of meat?
O yeah I conquered all those countries
They were weak an’ I was strong
A little too ambitious maybe,
But I never loved Eva Braun.
Gee!

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2 Comments

  1. Resa October 10, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Always enjoyed the B’Rats! Thank you!

  2. Oannes October 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

    My pleasure!

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