Uriah Heep : Stealin’ [1973] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Ακούγοντας τα ρεπορτάζ για ομαδικές επιδρομές σε καταστήματα σε διάφορες πόλεις των ΗΠΑ [κάποιες πολιτείες έχουν προχωρήσει σε …αποποινικοποίηση του φαινομένου, ενθαρρύνοντας την εξάπλωσή του] θυμήθηκα αυτό το προεφηβικό άκουσμα, από το άλμπουμ των Uriah Heep, Sweet Freedom. Ακούγοντάς το ξανά μετά από χρόνια, βρίσκω ότι λειτουργεί μια χαρά – ελπίζω να συμφωνείτε.

Listening to the reports about the looting that’s been taking place in stores across the USA [some states have proceeded to …decriminalize these acts, encouraging the spread of the phenomenon] this song from my pre-adolescence years came to mind, from Uriah Heep’s album, Sweet Freedom. Listening to it again today, I find it working just fine – I hope you agree.

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❝ Stealin’
Take me across the water ’cause I need some place to hide.
I done the rancher’s daughter and I sure did hurt his pride.
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah.
Well, there’s a hundred miles of desert lies between his hide and mine.
I don’t need no food, no water, lord, ’cause I’m running out of time.
Fightin’, killin’, wine and women gonna put me to my grave.
Runnin’, hidin’, losin’, cryin’. nothing left to save
But my life.
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah
Oo-oo oo-oo ah ah ah.
Stood on a ridge and stunned religion thinking the world was mine.
I made my break and a big mistake, stealing when I should have been buying.
All that fightin’, killin’, wine and women gonna put me to an early grave.
Runnin’, hidin’, losin’, cryin’, nothing left to save
But my life, life, life, life, life, life, life, life, life.
So I stood on a ridge and stunned religion thinking the world was mine.
I made my break and a big mistake, stealing when I should have been buying.
I was stealing when I should have been buying,
I was stealing when I should have been buying.
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing woo
Stealing hahaha, yeh
I was stealing when I should have been buying
Stealing oh yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh
Stealing oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Stealing rock’n’roll, alright
Stealing rock’n’roll, alright
Stealing babe, babe
Stealing should, should, should have been buying
Stealing should, should, should have been buying
Stealing should have, should have, should have been buying
Stealing buying, yeah.❞

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!