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The Lazy Sunbathers

A world war
Was announced
Days ago
But they didnít know
The lazy sunbathers
The lazy sunbathers
The sun burns through
To the planetís core
And it isnít enough
They want more

To be
Between the ears of
The lazy sunbathers
Too jaded
To question stagnation
The sun burns through
To the planetís core
And it isnít enough
They want more

Religions fall
Children shelled
... children shelled? thatís all very well,
but would you please keep the noise down low?
Because youíre waking
the lazy sunbathers...

The lyrics recall Georges Seurat's painting "Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte", 1886 where bourgeois people take a walk and lie in the sun along the Seine in Paris. The picture is intentionally burlesque and it represents a harsh criticism against the middle class of that time and the middle class in general. The indifference of the people about a war, or other great events is the central theme of the picture and, I think, the song.

Album: Vauxhall and I
Year of Publication: 1994
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Alain Whyte

last update: 18.03.2006

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I pigri bagnanti

Una guerra mondiale
Ť stata annunciata
giorni fa
ma loro non lo sapevano
i pigri bagnanti di sole
I pigri bagnanti di sole
Il sole brucia
fino al cuore del pianeta
ma non Ť abbastanza
Loro vogliono di piý

fra le orecchie dei
pigri bagnanti di sole
Troppo affaticati
per discutere del ristagno economico
Il sole brucia
fino al cuore della Terra
ma non Ť abbastanza
Ne vogliono di piý

Crollano religioni
Bambini bombardati
"... bambini bombardati? Oh molto bene,
ma per favore potreste tenere basso il volume?
State svegliando
i pigri bagnanti di sole..."

Il testo richiama alla mente il dipinto di Georges Seurat "Domenica pomeriggio sull'isola de La Grande Jatte", 1886, in cui la borghesia parigina passeggiano e prendono il sole lungo la Senna. L'immagine Ť volutamente parodistica e rappresenta una critica severa nei confronti della borghesia dell'epoca e in generale. L'indifferenza della gente nei riguardi di una guerra o di altri grandi eventi Ť il tema centrale del dipinto e, credo, della canzone.

Album: Vauxhall and I
Anno di pubblicazione: 1994
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Alain Whyte

ultimo agg.: 18.03.2006

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