dijous, 13 de març de 2008

I quan és la Revolució?

Torno escriure, però segueixo de reflexió, cal reflexió, encara que a diversos llocs ja estem fent reflexió (com a la comissió nacional d'EUiA, a EUiA de Mataró o a la permanent d'IU) cal una mica més de temps, de veure com acaben les coses i com comencen altres maneres de fer. Per tant igual que en Brett Dennen a la cançó I Asked When jo em pregunto quan és la Revolució.

Per tant reballem per poder respondre la seva pregunta sobre quan serà la Revolució.

Aquí teniu la cançó:

well i dreamed i went out a wanderin'
i heard promises become fables forgotten
i saw bridges stretchin' out across the water
and towers pushing taller

i knew my reality was clearly defined
by the fences put up around my mind
i watched them thicken into walls over time
taller than any boarder line
i saw civilizations deemed insignificant
i saw people's history tatooed on their skin
i saw families taken from their land
dynasties shattered and stolen

and i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution

in all the burdens of centuries accrue
that get passed along to every generation's youth
and all the allegories told in lieu of truth
i watched them grow wild and spread like the flu

i saw the rise of an untamed industry
i watched machines paint a paper economy
i saw my own self stand right in front of me
and i didn't do a thing

i saw poisons pushed in the street
and prescription pills mingling in the mezzanine
with a whole host of wealth of doctors and pharmaceutical companies
still poor people were dying from disease

and i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution

and i broke down at the break of dawn
I saw new meaning in the clouds above the Pentagon
as real as the hollocaust as stong as the Parthanon
visions of Sudan Iraq and Vietnam

i stood silent upon a flooded levy
and stared at the ruins of a merchant city
and the president who came to dine with the noble elite
he didnt do a thing

i saw three ships come sailing in
through the passage of the CARIBBEAN
i saw children coming home in coffins
millions marching on washington

and i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution
i asked when, when... is a revolution
i asked when... is a revolution



En Brett Dennen és un cantautor ianqui que té cançons bastant bones i reivindicatives, les aniré penjant (quan sigui adients), però crec que ara toca aquesta, curiosament, una de les menys publicitades per internet del seu darrer disc, per què serà que no he trobat cap vídeo enlloc amb la cançó, mentre que amb d'altres si. A més el xaval està vinculat a diverses organitzacions socials del seu país i col·labora bastant, pel que he llegit mentre buscava videoclips.