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Margaret On The Guillotine

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret On The Guillotine
'Cause people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die
And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real

The Margaret in question is of course Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister during the 1980s. Absurdly enough, due to his comments wishing for the death of Thatcher, Morrissey had his house searched by the police, as he later documented in the song He Knows I'd Love To See Him.
This song sees the introduction of one of Morrissey's favourite gambits, the melodramatic sound effect, with the sudden guillotine sound closing the song and the album.
The title of this song was originally intended to the title of The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead.

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

last update: 20.01.2005

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Margaret sulla ghigliottina

La gente onesta
Fa un sogno meraviglioso
Margaret sulla ghigliottina
Perché la gente come te
Mi fa sentire così stanco
Quando morirai?
Quando morirai?
Quando morirai?
Quando morirai?
Quando morirai?
Perché la gente come te
Mi fa sentire così vecchio dentro
Per favore, muori
E voi gente onesta,
Non nascondete questo sogno
Rendete il sogno reale
Rendete il sogno reale
Rendete il sogno reale

La Margaret in questione è ovviamente Margaret Thatcher, Primo Ministro britannico durante gli anni Ottanta. Assurdo ma vero, a causa del testo in cui si augura la morte della Thatcher, Morrissey ha subito una perquisizione in casa da parte della polizia, cfr. "He Knows I'd Love To See Him". Il brano termina con il suono improvviso della ghigliottina, un effetto sonoro melodrammatico cosi' caro al nostro autore.
Il titolo della canzone era stato originariamente pensato come titolo dell'album "The Queen Is Dead".

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

ultimo agg.: 20.01.2005

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