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Panic

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again
On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself
Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
But Honey-Pie you're not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town
But there's Panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself

Burn down the Disco
Hang the blessed D.J.
Because the music that they constantly play
IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed D.J.
Because the music they constantly play

On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
On the provincial towns you jog 'round
HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.!
HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.!
HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.! HANG THE D.J.!

The story behind this song: Morrissey wrote it as a response to DJ Steve Wright's insensitive placing of Wham's vacuous "I'm Your Man" directly after a news report of the horrible Chernobyl disaster.

Done live, Morrissey often twirled a noose around, wearing a T-shirt with the "zany" Steve Wright's face stamped, like a passport, with "HANG THE DJ".

This song often prompted Morrissey to discourse on his hatred of "puerile" dance music, which he refers to in this song.



Album: The World Won't Listen
Year of Publication: 1987
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Johnny Marr

last update: 24.06.2018

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Panico

Panico nelle strade di Londra
Panico nelle strade di Birmingham
Domando a me stesso
se la vita possa ancora avere un senso
nelle traverse di Leeds su cui scivolate in basso
Domando a me stesso
se possa rinascere la speranza a Grasmere
Ma voi qui non siete al sicuro, zuccherini
E così vi precipitate
verso la sicurezza della città
Ma c'è Panico nelle strade di Carlisle,
di Dublino, di Dundee e dell'Humberside
Mi domando perché

Bruciate le discoteche!
Impiccate quei benedetti D.J.!
Perché la musica che mettono in continuazione
Non mi dice nulla della mia vita
Impiccate quei benedetti D.J.!
Per la musica che mettono in continuazione

Nelle traverse di Leeds su cui scivolate
Nelle città di provincia in cui vi aggirate
Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.!
Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.!
Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.! Impiccate i D.J.!

La storia dietro alla canzone: Morrissey la scrisse come replica al DJ Steve Wright che durante una trasmissione radiofonica, subito dopo la terrificante notizia del disastro di Chernobyl data dal radiogiornale, annunciò festoso il nuovo singolo degli Wham!, la ridicola "I'm Your Man".

Dal vivo durante l'esecuzione di Panic, spesso Morrissey faceva roteare un cappio e indossava una T-shirt con la buffa faccia di Steve Wright stampata, come in un passaporto, la scritta "HANG THE DJ".

Questo brano induceva molto spesso Morrissey durante le interviste a discorrere del suo odio verso la dance music definita "puerile", alla quale si riferisce anche nelle parole di questo testo.



Album: The World Won't Listen
Anno di pubblicazione: 1987
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Johnny Marr

ultimo agg.: 24.06.2018

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