mercoledì 19 dicembre 2007

"Pogues" censurati dalla BBC.

La BBC, dopo vent'anni, dopo che il pezzo è stato ristampato, dopo che "Fairytale of New York" è entrata nella Top 10 delle più belle canzoni natalizie: censura.

Bellissima canzone di Natale triste, sognante e ad alto tasso alcolico.
In cui la parola "faggot", finocchio, è lì più che altro per far rima con "maggot".

La goffa censura riguarda BBC1 e tutte le emittenti regionali dell'ente radiotelevisivo britannico, che ha deciso di censurare la parola sospetta per non offendere i gay; nonostante in questi vent'anni nessuna associazione gay abbia mai protestato per le parole scherzose di Shane MacGowan e Kirsty MacColl.

La canzone

Ed ecco il testo:


It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

copyright 1988 Shane MacGowan & Jem Finer

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