Iggy Pop – Play It Safe [Soldier, 1980] [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…for a Wednesday morning

Happy Hump Day!

Γραμμένο μαζί με τον D. Bowie, το “Play It Safe” είναι από τα καλύτερα τραγούδια της σόλο καριέρας του Iggy Pop. Οι στίχοι έχουν ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον στη [φαινομενική] αοριστία τους. …Ταιριαστοί μ’ αυτούς οι Simple Minds, που εκτελούν τα backing vocals.

Written with D. Bowie, ‘Play It Safe’ is one of the best songs from his solo career. Especially interesting are the lyrics in their [seeming] ambiguity. …appropriately fitting, Simple Minds in backing vocals.

Say Ta
Eisenhower saw the thing
He said this is sickening
I swear I saw the very thing
I saw it in America

Let’s play safe
I never knew how
How to play safe
You told me how
How to play safe
A thousand times

I don’t believe in fairies any more

Today I saw a very very thing
But that’s another song
You’re too simple minded
Let’s play it safe

What do we have in common?
Play it safe
What do we have in common?
Play it safe

I want to be a criminal
Play it safe

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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