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elvis stuff, costello btw,

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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ya well, i'm not great at this but how do you explain this?


elvis costello is always hot, but this is weird.

i have this lp, among others of his.

didn't bat an eye back then.

is he a racist?



but what about his accusations of the brits?

is he on drugs? lol!!

eta; this is not the best vid of the song.
edit on 19-9-2011 by fooks because: (no reason given)


who is in charge? the USA or you guys?
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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This pretty much sums it up.


Of the song's meaning, Costello himself has stated: "I made my first trip to Belfast in 1978 and saw mere boys walking around in battle dress with automatic weapons. They were no longer just on the evening news. These snapshot experiences exploded into visions of mercenaries and imperial armies around the world. The song was based on the premise 'they always get a working class boy to do the killing'. I don't know who said that; maybe it was me, but it seems to be true nonetheless. I pretty much had the song sketched out on the plane back to London."[5] As well as The Troubles the song alludes to several other "trouble spots" around the world at the time including South Africa, Palestine, and "Checkpoint Charlie". It has been suggested that the events in Belfast prompted Costello to write this "anti-occupation anthem".


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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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don't forget this is from 79'


what is your take on this? is it just a song or does he have some traction about palistine and china?

pretty weird for this day and age.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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so the UK is really still practicing colonialism?



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by fooks
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so the UK is really still practicing colonialism?



What has "today" got to do with it?

Did you read the text I pasted in my first post?
It was written in the 70's, and was relevant at the time it was written.

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