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Billy Budd

Say, Billy Budd
So you think you should?
Oh, everyone's laughing
Say, Billy Budd
So you think that you should?
Everyone's laughing!
Since I took up with you
Things have been bad
Yeah, but now it's 12 years on
Now it's 12 years on
Yes, and I took up with you

I took my job application into town
Did you hear? They turned me down
Yes, and it's all because of us
Oh, and what was in our eyes
Oh, what was in our eyes, yeah

I said, Billy Budd
I would happily lose
Both of my legs
I would lose both of my legs
Oh, if it meant you could be free
Oh, if it meant you could be free

(Don't leave us in the dark!)

The sample at the end is from David Lean's film "Oliver Twist"; Anthony Newley playing the Artful Dodger.

The song title is taken from a 1962 movie by Peter Ustinov, which of course is an adaptation of a Herman Melville's novel. Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

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

last update: 17.09.2005

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Billy Budd

Di' un po', Billy Budd
così credi che dovresti?
Oh, stanno tutti ridendo!
Di', Billy Budd
così pensi che dovresti?
Stanno tutti ridendo!
Da quando ho cominciato ad interessarmi a te
le cose sono andate male
Già, ma ora è così da 12 anni
Adesso sono passati 12 anni
Sì, e ho cominciato ad interessarmi a te

Ho traferito la mia richiesta di lavoro in città
L'hai saputo? Mi hanno rifiutato
Già, e tutto a causa di noi due
e di quello che c'era nei nostri occhi
e di quello che c'era nei nostri occhi

Sai, Billy Budd
Sarei contento di perdere
entrambe le gambe
Perderei entrambe le gambe
se questo significasse la tua libertà
se questo significasse la tua libertà

(Non lasciarci nell'oscurità!)

Il campionamento al termine del brano è tratto dal film di David Lean "Oliver Twist". Anthony Newley recita il ruolo di Artful Dodger.

Il titolo della canzone è tratto dall'omonimo film del 1962 di Peter Ustinov, a sua volta tratto dal racconto di Herman Melville. Billy Budd è un marinaio ingenuo e sprovveduto della Marina Britannica nel 1797. Quando il sadico capitano della nave viene ucciso, Billy viene accusato e processato per omicidio.

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

ultimo agg.: 17.09.2005

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