Monday, 3 March 2014

Music in the Morning No. 299 – Paolo Nutini

 

Rare it is for me to showcase a new song, where ‘new’ is anything within the last 10 years, but today’s music has only been available for 6 days.  The album from which the track is taken isn’t released for another 6 weeks

I have never heard any Paolo Nutini music before but I was shocked: the song and performance are incredible!!!

Iron Sky                                                                            Paolo Nutini

 

Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini

We are proud individuals
Living for the city
But the flames
Couldn’t go much higher

We find God and religions
To bait us with salvation
But no one, no nobody
Can give you the power

To rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom

Oh, that’s life
That’s dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society

From which we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom

You’ve just got to hold on
You’ve just got to hold on

[Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator]
“To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. ..... Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! ….. You are men! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. ….. let us use that power - let us all unite.”

And we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom
Into freedom

From which we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom
Freedom, freedom

Oh, rain on me
Rain on me
Rain on me

 

 

11 comments:

  1. Surprised you had not heard of him. He is very good. And very varied too.

    Best thing to come out of Paisley since... eh...

    Best thing to come out of Paisley.

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  2. That's all I could think of too but I don't like Paisley pattern so don't regard it as anything good.

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  3. There is the old joke, "What's the difference between Morocco and Paisley at 2 o'clock?"

    If you don't know the answer I'm not going there!!!

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  4. You ain't British, gentlemen. Get out of there!

    What a voice!

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  5. "You ain't British, gentlemen. Get out of there!"

    Je ne comprends pas, Claude.

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  6. Neither did I, but I didn't want to ask.

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  7. I meant sign YES! to be free of England.

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  8. Thanks for the clarification, Claude. I'm a definite 'Yes' but, last time I heard, Andrew was fence-sitting.

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  9. Andrew will either vote Yes, or vote No, or spoil his ballot paper by writing "I don't know what I am being asked to vote for", or will not vote and just leave it up to those who think they know what's best. Yep... I'll definitely do one of these things. Very decisive. But I am British, Claude, actually. I am certainly not English though. There is a big difference.

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  10. As you can see, I'm a bit confused about the oversea's geography. I asked, on Google, if Scotland was part of the British Isles. Somebody on Yahoo answered, "Always was till the Loch Ness Monster swallowed the country whole."

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