Neil Young - Rockin’ In The Free World

Neil Young Freedom“Rockin’ In The Free World” è la traccia numero 1 di “Freedom”, ventunesimo album di Neil Young. Uscito nel 1989, questa canzone è il primo singolo estratto dall’album. Neil Young è un cantautore, chitarrista e ambientalista canadese. “Freedom” è conosciuto come l’album della rinascita artistica di Young dopo un decennio travagliato e marca un ritorno alle sonorità adottate dall’artista negli anni settanta. Rockin’ in the Free World, nonostante il testo polemico nei confronti dell’allora Presidente degli Stati Uniti George Bush, divenne de facto l’inno della fine della “cortina di ferro”.

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There’s colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin’ their feet
People sleepin’ in their shoes
But there’s a warnin’ sign
on the road ahead
There’s a lot of people sayin’
we’d be better off dead
Don’t feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she’s gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she’s done to it
There’s one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world

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