Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Auf dem Sofa um die Welt

Passte seinerzeit. Passt heute. Ein Grundsatzwerk, neu inszeniert von Justin Sullivan und Dean White. Es geht wie immer darum, dass man nichts Genaues weiß. Aber wenn die Fahnen wehen, ist der Verstand in der Trompete.

Well, you say it's such a small, small world
flying Club Class back from the far-east
curled up safe and warm in the big chair
you were drifting through the skies of anywhere
Get the courtesy car to the Sheraton
there's live on-the-spot reports on the CNN between the ad-breaks
so you think you know what's going on - but you don't

Because you weren't in Belfast, no you weren't there
and no you weren't in Waco, no you weren't there
and you weren't in Kosovo, you weren't there
and you weren't in my head so you don't know how it felt
walking arm in arm with crowds to the square
and the banners waving and the sun glinting

All this information swims round and round
like a shoal of fish in a tank going nowhere
Up and down between the glass walls
You're so safe in the knowledge they're impenetrable
and you look out at the world and see nothing at all
so go back to sleep and you'll be woken when the time comes
and you'll never know just what hit you or where it came from

Because you weren't in Bradford, no you weren't there
and you weren't on the hill, no you weren't there
and you weren't with us so you never saw
just what happened when the television crews came knocking on the door
how the people told them all to go to Hell,
smashed the cameras and sent them away

There were sirens going off and policemen coming in
and all that you love was being swept away
in the rush of a black tide all done in your name
and you'll never know just what happened there
or how it feels - just how it feels

2 Kommentare:

interessante Flugkörper hat gesagt…

Heute ist Weltyogatag. Ich habe gerade 2 Std. geschwitzt, damit solche Portale, wie dieses hier, bestehen bleiben können. Die erarbeitete Energie und die Spende ging an Reporter ohne Grenzen.

ppq hat gesagt…

richtig so. das ist ein gutes signal gegen all die, die wollen, dass alle immer schweigen zum unrecht in der welt. neulich sogar im MDR-radio, mittags um zwölf eine ganze minute gebührenpflichtiges schweigen (getarnt durch glockengeläut)