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Song «Going Underground» von Jam.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1980 03 14 (Single)
Label: Polydor 2059216
Songwriter Paul Weller
Produktion: Vic Coppersmith-Heaven
Genre: Alternativerock - Powerpop - Mod-Revival

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Dieser Song kann im Kontext des Albums Setting Sons, einem losen Konzeptalbum über Konflikte innerhalb einer Genration, verstanden werden. Er ist aber auch eine selbstbewusste Ermutigung zu einem alternativen Leben in Opposition zu den Werten der westlichen Gesellschaft.

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Jam
Paul Weller
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven

Lyrics

Some people might say my life is in a rut, But I'm quite happy with what I got People might say that I should strive for more, But I'm so happy I can't see the point. Somethings happening here today A show of strength with your boy's brigade and, I'm so happy and you're so kind You want more money - of course I don't mind To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes And the public gets what the public wants But I want nothing this society's got. [Chorus] I'm going underground, (going underground) Well the brass bands play and feet start to pound Going underground, (going underground) Well let the boys all sing and the boys all shout for tomorrow Some people might get some pleasure out of hate Me, I've enough already on my plate People might need some tension to relax [Me?] I'm too busy dodging between the flak What you see is what you get You've made your bed, you better lie in it You choose your leaders and place your trust As their lies wash you down and their promises rust You'll see kidney machines replaced by rockets and guns And the public wants what the public gets But I don't get what this society wants [Chorus] We talk and talk until my head explodes I turn on the news and my body froze The braying sheep on my TV screen Make this boy shout, make this boy scream! Going underground, I'm going underground!