GEORGE JACKSON
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GEORGE JACKSON
parole e musica Bob Dylan

Mi sono svegliato stamattina
c'erano lacrime nel letto
Hanno uccisio un uomo che amavo veramente
gli hanno sparato in testa
Dio, Dio,
hanno ucciso George Jackson
Dio, Dio,
l'hanno seppellito

Lo avevano messo in prigione
per un furto di settanta dollari
Avevano chiuso la porta dietro di lui
ed avevano gettato la chiave
Dio, Dio,
hanno ucciso George Jackson
Dio, Dio,
l'hanno seppellito

Non accettava stronzate da parte di alcuno
Non si sarebbe mai sottomesso o inginocchiato
Le autorità lo odiavano
perchè era troppo sincero
Dio, Dio,
hanno ucciso George Jackson
Dio, Dio,
l'hanno seppellito

Le guardie carcerarie lo insultavano
mentre lo guardavano dall'alto
Ma erano spaventati dalla sua forza
impauriti dal suo amore
Dio, Dio,
hanno ucciso George Jackson
Dio, Dio,
l'hanno seppellito

Certe volte credo che l'intero mondo
sia un'unica grande prigione
Alcuni di noi sono prigionieri
il resto sono guardie
Dio, Dio,
hanno ucciso George Jackson
Dio, Dio,
l'hanno seppellito


GEORGE JACKSON
words and music Bob Dylan

                           I woke up this mornin',
                           There were tears in my bed.
                           They killed a man I really loved
                           Shot him through the head.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They cut George Jackson down.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They laid him in the ground.

                           Sent him off to prison
                           For a seventy-dollar robbery.
                           Closed the door behind him
                           And they threw away the key.
                           Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They laid him in the ground.

                           He wouldn't take shit from no one
                           He wouldn't bow down or kneel.
                           Authorities, they hated him
                           Because he was just too real.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They cut George Jackson down.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They laid him in the ground.

                           Prison guards, they cursed him
                           As they watched him from above
                           But they were frightened of his power
                           They were scared of his love.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           So they cut George Jackson down.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They laid him in the ground.

                           Sometimes I think this whole world
                           Is one big prison yard.
                           Some of us are prisoners
                           The rest of us are guards.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They cut George Jackson down.
                           Lord, Lord,
                           They laid him in the ground


traduzione di Michele Murino