Monday, 28 April 2008

Song for Monday


"Johnny"

La Polla Records (late, lamented) Basque punk band

Johnny coge el bombardero
y lo eleva por el cielo,
no hay cañon que alcanze a Johnny
ni rival que lo derribe.
Johnny está en un video juego
controlando la pantalla
Johnny nunca ve la muerte
Johnny tira los pepinos oyendo heavy-metal
Es nuestro campeón.
Johnny no mata la gente,
elimina el objetivo.
Johnny no es un asesino.
Johnny tiene un buen oficio.
Johnny es frío y profesional.
Johnny escribe en una bomba
"el petroleo es para mi"
y la gente quiere a Johny
que defiende a su pais.
Se acabo la gasolinaaaaa
Y aunque Johnny vuelve a casa
convencido de su hazaña.
Johnny solo es un cretino
que maneja un bombardero.
Johnny es un bastardo.

Johnny gets into his bomber
Takes it up into the skies
There's no cannon can touch Johnny
no rival that can shoot him down.
Johnny's inside a video game
he's controlling all the screen
Johnny never sees the dying.
Johnny drops his bombs listening to heavy metal
He's our champion.
Johnny doesn't murder people
He eliminates objectives.
Johnny isn't an assassin
Johnny's got a real good job.
Johnny's cold and professional
Johnny writes on one of the bombs
"The petrol's all for me."
And the poeple do love Johnny
He's defending his country.
The gas has all run out now.
And though Johnny's going home,
Sure of his what he has achieved,
Johnny is just a cretin
Who flies a bomber plane
Johnny is a bastard
Oh Johnny is a bastard.
Repeat.

2 comments:

Jon said...

Thanks for this great song. This is also a really good blog. I don't know how I found you- a link to a link etc., but I look forward to your posts. I'm an ex-trotskyist, ex, or maybe just plain old, punk and trade unionist in California.

Valerie said...

Hi Jon,
nearly missed your comment. So few
people leave messages I normally don't check. You know one of the things I love about the video? The band is from Spain but it was done, I think, by some kid in the States. Then, back in Spain, I picked it up on youtube....

This is such an amazing medium for sharing, bet the Pentagon are really regretting they started the whole thing.

PS. Great suit