Stranglers : Tank [1978] [reblog]

from Oannes *
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Κανονικά το τραγούδι των Stranglers, από το τρίτο τους άλμπουμ Black & White, είναι αντιπολεμικού περιεχομένου. Με γεγονότα βέβαια όπως η έξοδος των τανκς στους δρόμους του Παρισιού με εντολή του κυρίου Μακρόν, θα μπορούσε να ενταχθεί και στο “Revolt – Resist” tribute.

This song from Stranglers’ third album Black & White is of anti-war content. With events, of course, such as the blocking of the streets of Paris by cars at the behest of Mr. Macron, it could well be included in the “Revolt – Resist” tribute.

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❝ I can sign for 1, 2 or 3 or 4
Get three weeks off in a year or more
Save up and get my very own SLR
‘Cos I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Can you see the bullet’s high velocity
It can blow a man’s arm off at the
Count of three
If I get my hands on one of those
I’m something to watch out for
I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can
Yes I can
Don’t care whereabouts they send me now
Send picture postcards to my old mother and father
And when I come home they’ll have
Someone to be proud of
I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can drive (drive)
My very own tank
Yes I can
Maim (maim) ❞

Enjoy!


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, 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 sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!