So long, and thank you for all the fish

di InsideMusic

Singolo da Eat The Elephant degli A Perfect Circle è So long, and thank you for all the fish. Ai più perspicaci – o ai più nerd – non sarà sfuggita la citazione: eccolo là, la la pentalogia originale di Guida Galattica per Autostoppisti del mai abbastanza compianto Douglas Adams. La band di Maynard James Keenan, secondaria ai Tool, ha anche rilasciato un video del brano (più in basso).

Il testo di So long, and thank you for all the fish lascia spazio a molteplici interpretazioni. Si parla di classici di fantascienza, come la principessa Leila, o classici della musica, come il Major Tom di David Bowie in Space Oddity, o icone pop-art quali l’innocente e incolpevole Marylin Monroe. C’è spazio per Mohammed Ali, per i delfini. Insomma, Maynard si diletta nel prendere in giro, come suo solito, la società consumista che parte dagli anni ’60 in poi. La società figlia della bomba atomica, ironicamente descritta come confetti e fuochi d’artificio.

Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps and flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali, and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray
For this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo
Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Marilyn Monroe
In an afterwind
Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On politicians, fancy water and guns and plastic surgery
Like old Prince and Brady’s mom
All the dolphins have moved on
Signaling the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry
Bravissimo, hip hip hooray
What a glorious display
Melt our joyous hearts away
Under the mushroom cloud confetti
Hip hip hooray for this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Marilyn Monroe in an afterwind
Time is money and money’s time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps flags and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom, Ali and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call in all its atomic pageantry

 

 

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