Courtney Pine Vs The Real Thing : Children of the Ghetto [reblog]

from Oannes Songs About Youth & Childhood

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Ένα obscure classic της βρετανικής soul, από τους Λιβερπουλιανούς The Real Thing. Περιέχεται στο άλμπουμ τους ‘4 From 8’.
Μετά την original εκτέλεση [1977] ακούμε μια από τις διασκευές του τραγουδιού: είναι ο Βρετανός σαξοφωνίστας Courtney Pine από το δισκογραφικό του ντεμπούτο, Journey To The Urge Within, ένδεκα χρόνια αργότερα.

An obscure British soul classic by The Real Thing from Liverpool.
It’s on their album ‘4 From 8’.
After the original performance [1977] we hear one of the song’s covers: it’s the British saxophonist Courtney Pine from his debut album, Journey To The Urge Within, eleven years later.

00:00 Τhe Real Thing : Children Of The Ghetto 04:26 Courtney Pine : Children Of The Ghetto

❝ The children of the ghetto
Runnin’ wild and free
Children of the ghetto
Runnin’ wild and free
In the concrete jungle
Filled with misery
There’s no inspiration
To brighten up our day
Out of desperation
I would like to say
Children of the ghetto
Keep your head
To the sky
Children of the ghetto
Always in the news
Toughness is their moto
And bitter are their blues
But deep inside the ghetto
There’s a unity
Their councils are for sorrows
And no misery
Children of the ghetto
Keep your head
To the sky
Children of the ghetto
Keep your head
To the sky
Na na na na na na
Du du du du
La la la la, la la la la
Children of the ghetto
Keep your head to the sky
Looking up, looking up to the sky
Na na na na na
To the sky
Looking up to the sky
To the sky
la la la la la
To the sky
To the sky
To the sky
To the sky ❞


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