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Little Man, What Now?

An afternoon nostalgia
Television show
You spoke in silhouette
(but they couldn't name you)
Though the panel were very polite to you
Oh, but I remembered you
Friday nights, 1969
ATV - you murdered every line
Too old to be a child star
Too young to take leads
Four seasons passed
And they AXED you
Nervous juvenile
What became of you?
Did that swift eclipse
Torture you?
A star at eighteen
And then - suddenly gone
Down to a few lines
In the back page
Of a fabled annual
Oh, but I remembered you
I remembered you

A reference to Morrissey's love of 60s kitchen-sink dramas. ATV was a popular television channel in the UK. The title comes from a 1934 German film which was based on a book of the same name, by Hans Fallada. The song itself is reputedly about Jack Wilde on ATV's "Look Familiar".

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

last update: 15.01.2005

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Un nostalgico spettacolo
televisivo del pomeriggio
Tu parlavi di profilo
(ma non sapevano il tuo nome)
Anche se la critica era stata
molto gentile con te
Oh, ma io mi sono ricordato di te
I venerdì sera, nel 1969
Su ATV - storpiasti ogni verso
Troppo grande per essere un bambino prodigio
Troppo giovane per gestirti
Passarono quattro stagioni
E ti fecero fuori
Di te, vigoroso attore in erba
("Non voglio sorridere!"),
Cosa ne è stato?
Quella repentina eclissi
Ti ha tormentato?
Una 'stella' a diciotto anni
E poi improvvisamente finito
In poche righe
Nel retro copertina
Di un annuario di leggende
Oh, ma io mi sono ricordato di te
Io mi sono ricordato di te

Il testo è un omaggio agli sceneggiati degli anni Sessanta in Inghilterrra. ATV era un canale televisivo popolare. Il titolo è tratto da un film tedesco del 1934, basato su un libro dallo stesso titolo, di Hans Fallada. E' probabile che il testo parli di Jack Wilde, protagonita di "Look Familiar", programma trasmesso appunto su ATV.

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

ultimo agg.: 15.01.2005

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