L’inno antinucleare di Peter Tosh

Nel 1987 uscì l’album No Nuclear War di Peter Tosh. Pochi giorni dopo il cantante, autentica leggenda della musica reggae, moriva. No Nuclear War si può quindi considerare il testamento dell’artista. La title-track dell’album è un manifesto contro la guerra e contro il nucleare e ritorna quanto mai attuale in questi giorni, nei quali la primavera ci porta notizie ferali sulla guerra in Libia e sul disastro nucleare in Giappone.

I versi della canzone dicono:

No Nuclear War / We don’t want no nuclear war /With nuclear war we won’t get far

Non c’è bisogno di aggiungere altro. Anzi, no: aggiungo un desiderio.

Vorrei che questa canzone diventasse un inno mondiale. Ora.

Peter Tosh
No Nuclear War lyrics

No Nuclear War
We don’t want no nuclear war
With nuclear war we won’t get far
I said that We don’t want no nuclear war
With nuclear war we won’t get far
Said no, just another holocaust
It’s just another holocaust
And we can’t take no more
(CHORUS)
Too many people are hungry
They don’t have food to eat
They are naked
‘Cause they don’t have clothes to wear
They are going insane
Because of the condition
A million babies
Are suffering from malnutrition
CHORUS
I can’t take no more
I saw WWI
Where lotsa trouble begun
I saw WWII
When the pirates came right through
Lookin’ for WWIII
But you got to set me free
Free from the chains
And this here misery
CHORUS
We can’t take no more
Unemployment
I said the rate is high
So much sick people
I’m sure they gonna die
So much mad people
Gettin’ ready to explode
‘Fore somebody
Come help them carry this load
CHORUS
One country deploying MX
Another country deploying SS
Inflation goin’ way up high
And the dollar is going way down low
CHORUS
Crying, bawling, they can’t take no more
I hear them moaning they can’t take no more
They don’t wanna die
They want to go to Heaven, yeah
But they can’t
They can’t take no more
They gettin’ low
They can’t take no more
They gettin’ grief
They can’t take no more
They gettin’ beat
They can’t take no more
They gettin’ lazy
Cause They can’t take no more
Bored
They can’t take no more
Frustrated
They can’t take no more
Pleading for them
They can’t take no more
Can’t you hear me pleading for them
Cause They can’t take no more
They want to live in peace
And happiness
Let the trees grow
Let the waters flow…
(Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode)

 

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