The Libertines - Gunga Din

The Libertines Anthems for Doomed Youth“Gunga Din” è la traccia numero 4 di “Anthems for Doomed Youth”, terzo album del gruppo “The Libertines”. Uscito nel 2015, questa canzone è il primo singolo estratto dall’album. The Libertines sono un gruppo musicale indie rock inglese formatosi nel 1997 a Londra. Le sonorità della band spaziano dal garage rock al post punk revival. Il gruppo è composto da Pete Doherty(voce e chitarra), Carl Barât(voce e chitarra), John Hassall(basso) e Gary Powell(batteria). Il titolo “Gunga Din” è lo stesso del celebre poema di Rudyard Kipling pubblicato nel 1892. Il video è stato girato in Thailandia, dove i Libertines hanno registrato parte del nuovo album, nella città di Pattaya.

Testo
Woke up again
To my chagrin
Getting sick and tired of
Feeling sick and tired again
I tried to write
’Cause I got the right
To make it look as if
I’m doing something with my life
Got to find a vein
It’s always the same
And a drink to ease
The panic and the suffering
I woke up again
Dreamt of Gunga Din

Oh, the road is long
If you stay strong
You’re a better man than I
You’ve been beat and afraid
Probably betrayed
You’re a better man than I

Woke up again
To my evil twin
That mirror is fucking ugly and I’m
Sick and tired of looking at him
Been up all night
I probably picked a fight
’Cause I can’t help it I’m
A bastard in the morning
So I try to write
I think I have the right
A little drink-y now and then
To help me just to see the light
Just another day
And it feels like nothing’s changed
Oh fuck it
Oh here I go again

Oh, the road is long
If you stay strong
You’re a better man than I
You’ve been beat and afraid
Probably betrayed
You’re a better man than I

What’s the point in you now
I can’t chase you know how
Oh, leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight from Sunday blues

Oh, the road is long
If you stay strong
You’re a better man than I
You’ve been beat and afraid
Probably betrayed
You’re a better man than I

La la-la la, la la-la la, la la-la la la
La la-la la, la la-la la, la la-la la la

Oh what are you doing, you stupid fucking idiot
Wake up
Hey

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