Independence day

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4. juli er dagen hvor USA hvert år fejrer sig selv og mindes det ideal om frihed som nationen er bygget på. Men som tingene er nu for et efterhånden mere og mere verdensforhadt USA, med en FN-ulovlig krig i Irak, åbenlys tilsidesættelse af menneskerettigheder og W. Bush/Rumsfeld-klanen solidt ved roret, kan man vel godt mene, at der ikke er ikke er så fandens meget at holde fest for.

Så hellere nøjes med at kippe med Stars & Stripes for d. 4. juli 1976, hvor New York’s egne Ramones for første gang spillede her i Europa. Det var på The Roundhouse i London, hvor Da Brudders spillede support for siden glemte Flamin’ Groovies og dermed kickstartede punk rock-scenen i England med en nu legendarisk koncert. Både Sex Pistols og The Clash var der blandt publikum, den aften for længe siden…

2 tanker om “Independence day”

  1. Well Papa go to bed now it’s getting late
    Nothing we can say is gonna change anything now
    I’ll be leaving in the morning from St. Mary’s Gate
    We wouldn’t change this thing even if we could somehow
    Cause the darkness of this house has got the best of us
    There’s a darkness in this town that’s got us too
    But they can’t touch me now
    And you can’t touch me now
    They ain’t gonna do to me
    What I watched them do to you

    So say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    It’s Independence Day
    All down the line
    Just say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    It’s Independence Day this time

    Now I don’t know what it always was with us
    We chose the words, and yeah, we drew the lines
    There was just no way this house could hold the two of us
    I guess that we were just too much of the same kind

    Well say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    It’s Independence Day all boys must run away
    So say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    All men must make their way come Independence Day

    Now the rooms are all empty down at Frankie’s joint
    And the highway she’s deserted down to Breaker’s Point
    There’s a lot of people leaving town now
    Leaving their friends, their homes
    At night they walk that dark and dusty highway all alone

    Well Papa go to bed now it’s getting late
    Nothing we can say can change anything now
    Because there’s just different people coming down here now
    and they see things in different ways
    And soon everything we’ve known will just be swept away

    So say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    Papa now I know the things you wanted that you could not say
    But won’t you just say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    I swear I never meant to take those things away

    Bruce Springsteen

  2. “Well say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    It’s Independence Day all boys must run away
    So say goodbye it’s Independence Day
    All men must make their way come Independence Day”

    Bruce Springsteen: “Independence Day”

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