venerdì 17 ottobre 2008

When the World Falls Apart, Some Things Stay in Place

With the money from her accident
She bought herself a mobile home
So at least she could get some enjoyment
Out of being alone
No one could say that she was left up on the shelf
Its you and me against the world kid she mumbled to herself
When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs tears run down his face
She ran away from home with her mothers best coat
She was married before she was even entitled to vote
And her husband was one of those blokes
The sort that only laughs at his own jokes
The sort that war takes away
And when there wasn't a war he left her anyway
Norman Whitfield and Barratt Strong are here
To make everything right thatis wrong
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all okay with you
One dark night he came home from the sea
And put a hole in her body where no hole should be
It hurt her more to see him walking out the door
And though they stitched her back together they left her heart in pieces on the floor
When the world falls apart some things stay in place
She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case
When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi stubbs tears run down his face.

Billy Bragg, Levis Stubbs' Tears da Talkin' With the Taxman About Poetry (Go! Discs, 1986)

R.I.P. Levi Stubbs, Four Tops Vocalist
Motown legend and Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs passed away in his home today (October 17) following a series of illnesses.
He was 72.

1 commento:

Anonimo ha detto...

..non c'entra con il post.
Vado a guardare che gruppo ascolti in questo momento....e leggo il nome di quello che ascolto pure io in questi giorni.....e dico..CAZZO SIAMO UGUALI!!!!....Quanto sono fighi?

Ciao......a presto