Jethro Tull – Aqualung

Oggi vi propongo uno splendido pezzo di un gruppo che fece storia, ma adesso forse un po’ dimenticato e sconosciuto… I Jethro Tull, con il loro leader carismatico Ian Anderson, che suonava il flauto all’interno delle loro canzoni prevalentemente di genere rock/hard rock. Il pezzo, sicuramente qualcuno di voi l’avrà capito, è AQUALUNG, tratto dall’album omonimo del 1971. Questo è il testo:

Sitting on a park bench
eyeing little girls with bad intent.
Snot running down his nose
greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.
Drying in the cold sun
Watching as the frilly panties run.
Feeling like a dead duck
spitting out pieces of his broken luck.
Sun streaking cold
an old man wandering lonely.
Taking time the only way he knows.
Leg hurting bad,
as he bends to pick a dog-end
he goes down to the bog
and warms his feet.
Feeling alone
the army’s up the road
salvation à la mode and
a cup of tea.
Aqualung my friend
don’t you start away uneasy
you poor old sod, you see, it’s only me.
Do you still remember
December’s foggy freeze
when the ice that clings on to your beard is
screaming agony.
And you snatch your rattling last breaths
with deep-sea-diver sounds,
and the flowers bloom like
madness in the spring.


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