Una Canzone della Lotta
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Una Canzone della lotta (translation of Swiss German lyrics) Right on the entrance door I posted it "La lotta continua (The fight goes on)" it said But he just smiled when he saw it just like I do now, thinking back A young man trying to fight a system so restrictive aiming at a guy who's drudging for a bunch of kids and for his boss Una canzone della lotta (a battle song) but there is no enemy in sight Get up and fight the beat goes on we won';t stop till victory is won All the heroes of my childhood dreams they were wild combatants and warriors And now you're standing in a schoolyard gun in your hand beside barbed wire Some of the children laughing, some afraid of this weary man in his battle dress Una canzone della lotta but there is no enemy in sight Get up and fight the beat goes on we won't stop till victory is won Scenes of rioting and fighting in the streets angry young hearts, a burning city And me, I'm sitting here thumbing through the pictures or scan my 30 TV programs How many years ago? Or maybe even live broadcast? I can't remember where I was back then But I would have joined them had someone called me Una canzone della lotta close your eyes, follow the flag Get up and fight the beat goes on we won't stop till victory is won ** per capita Switzerland has the biggest army in Europe. The last war this country had seen was a civil war in 1847. Every male citizen has to do his compulsory military service that consists of periodically training over several years. So standing somewhere in a village 'playing' soldier is a common experience for the male population of this country.
This is one of the two Swiss songs on the Album although it has an Italian title. "Una Canozone della Lotta" means battle song. "La lotta continua" was the slogan of the Italian socialists and young leftwing groups all over Europe in the late 60s and the early 70s. I never really joined the battle. I think I just used the phrase to make my daddy angry.
Walter Keiser: drums Peter Keiser: bass Pascal Biedermann: electric guitars Peter Wagner: Hammond organ Martin Schaffner: acoustic guitar Bettina Schelker: harmony vocals Recorded at different locations 2002/2003 mixed by Robb Earls, Sound Vortex Nashville