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The Ordinary Boys

Ordinary boys
Happy knowing nothing
Happy being no one but themselves
Ordinary girls
Supermarket clothes
Who think it's very clever to be cruel to you
For you were so different
You stood all alone
And you knew
That it had to be so
Avoiding ordinary boys
Happy going nowhere, just around here
In their rattling cars
And ordinary girls
Never seeing further
Than the cold, small streets
That trap them
But you were so different
You had to say no
When those empty fools
Tried to change you, and claim you
For the lair of their ordinary world
Where they feel so lucky
So lucky, so lucky
With their lives laid out before them
They're lucky, so lucky
So lucky, so lucky, so

Dramatic tale of social urban decay of ambitionless English youth. Morrissey's caustic humour is evident with the ironic "With their lives laid out before them they are lucky", as displays scorn on those less/more fortunate than himself.

Album: Viva Hate
Year of Publication: 1988
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Stephen Street

last update: 15.01.2005

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I ragazzi comuni

Ragazzi comuni
Felici di non conoscere niente
Felici di non essere nessuno tranne loro stessi
Ragazze comuni
Vestiti da supermercato
Che pensano sia da furbi essere crudeli verso di te
Perché tu eri così diverso
Te ne stavi tutto solo
E sapevi
Che doveva essere così
Evitavi i ragazzi comuni
Felici di non andare da nessuna parte, solo qui intorno
Nelle loro macchine sferraglianti
E ragazze comuni
Che non vedono più in là
Delle fredde, piccole strade
Che le intrappolano
Ma tu eri così diverso
Tu dovevi dire di no
Quando quei vuoti pazzi
Hanno cercato di cambiarti e trascinarti
Nel recinto del loro mondo ordinario
Dove si sentono così fortunati
Così fortunati, così fortunati
Con la loro vita ben organizzata davanti
Sono fortunati, così fortunati
Così fortunati, così fortunati

E' la storia drammatica del decadimento sociale ed urbano della gioventù inglese, con ogni probabilità coetanea del nostro autore. Lo humour caustico si rivela nell'ironico verso "With their lives laid out before them/they're lucky", quando Morrissey mostra disprezzo nei confronti di quei ragazzi che reputa più/meno fortunati di sé stesso.

Album: Viva Hate
Anno di pubblicazione: 1988
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Stephen Street

ultimo agg.: 15.01.2005

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