Novembre 2011 - Il Silenzio degli Eroi

Il Silenzio degli Eroi. [Cimitero Americano di Impruneta, Firenze]


"Death was everywhere, in the air                                            
And in the sounds coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
Death's anchorage
When you rolled a smoke or told a joke
It was in the laughter and drinking water
It approached the beach as strings of cutters
Dropped into the sea and lay around us


Death was in the ancient fortress
Shelled by a million bullets
From gunners, waiting in the copses
With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes
As we advanced into the sun
Death was all and everyone
Death was all and everyone


As we, advancing, in the sun
As we, advancing, every man
As we, advancing, in the sun


Death hung in the smoke and clung
To 400 acres of useless beachfront
A bank of red earth, dripping down
Death is now, and now, and now
Death was everywhere, in the air
And in the sounds coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
Death's anchorage


Death was in the staring sun
Fixing it's eyes on everyone
It rattled the bones of the Light Horsemen
Still lying out there in the open


As we, advancing, in the sun
As we, advancing, every man
As we, advancing, in the sun
Sing "Death to all and everyone""


Polly Jean Harvey - All & Everyone (2011)



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Posted by Nicola Pezzotta | a mercoledì, novembre 30, 2011

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