COLDPLAY – ORPHANS

 

LYRIC

Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Rosaleem of the damascene
Yes, she had eyes like the moon
Would have been on the silver screen
But for the missile monsoon
She went, “Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
Indigo go up to heaven today
“Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
She say
I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again
Baba would go where the flowers grow
Almond and peach trees in bloom
And he would know just when and what to sow
So golden and opportune
And he went “Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
Tulips the color of honey today
It’s true true, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
He say
I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again (yeah)
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
Cherubim, Seraphim soon
Come sailing us home by the light of the moon
Oh I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and feel home again
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
I guess we’ll be raised on our own then
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
I want to be with you ’til the world ends
I want to be with you ’til the whole world ends
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom

2019 was the hottest year in the past 200 years.

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Illustration of Pawel Kuzysnki

2019 was the hottest year in the past 200 years. It is no coincidence that Magazine Time voted Greta Thunberg as the person of the year. So among the intentions for the new year there is certainly that of spreading green initiatives. Something is being done but very slowly. In Italy, the government has introduced incentives for the purchase of electric cars. I have lived in Italy for many year and when I was a child I witnessed dozens of snows a year. This year I still don’t see a snowflake. It is hoped that it was only a bad year, although the evidence of climate change, albeit minimal, is certain.

Among the Italian political initiatives there is also that of the recognition of electric kick scooter as vehicles equivalent to bicycles. Electric kick scooters are in fact increasingly used by an increasing number of people.

The Pacience of Pope Francis: slaps a faithful!

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During the year-end mass (31 December 2019), Pope Francis’ patience was put to the test. While Bergoglio was walking through the crowd, an oriental lady tugged on the Pope’s hand, more than generally happens when a faithful wants to touch and greet the Pope.

The Pope reacted abruptly, as has never been seen, by slapping the hands of the faithful. However the day after Bergoglio apologized for losing patience in an episode that happened the previous day, not specifying in detail what happened.

An episode that certainly does not overshadow the image of the pope, on the contrary, it even more emphasizes the eccentric character of the pontiff, who has sparked millions of comments on the network and on social media.

The New year in the world

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The New Year is celebrated all over the world, or rather all over the world that has the Gregorian calendar, that is mainly the Christian one. For example, in some eastern countries such as China, New Year is celebrated on 25th January. The Jews instead celebrate the New Year generally in September.
The Islamic New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram and can correspond to any period of the Gregorian year, because the lunar year used in the Islamic calendar is approximately 11 days shorter than the calendar year of the Gregorian calendar, so that an Islamic date “moves” back, compared to the Gregorian calendar, by about a month every three years.

However, the New Year on the Gregorian calendar is celebrated with fireworks all over the world, although fireworks are a delicate theme every year, because there are always accidents. Due to the time zone, the New Year begins earlier in some countries. The first to celebrate will be the inhabitants of Kiritimati instead the last will be those of the American Samoe Islands.

Using cell phones since the 2000s, I can compare the difference with the present day. At one time during midnight the lines were clogged and it was difficult even to send a simple text message. Today, however, the telephone lines hold up well because everyone constantly uses the internet.

Today is a public holiday, and most countries celebrate the motherhood of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Despite this, one of the things that surprised me is that England is one of the few countries where the football matches takes place in New Year. Infact, The Brighton-Chelsea match was played today.

Year 2020: beginning of the decade ’20!

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2020 is an important year. Although from a conceptual point of view the decade begins in 2021, formally it starts in a few hours. The 1920s will in fact be represented as the years of the past decades of 1900 because until now the ’10s and the’ 00s had an ambiguous representation. The 20’s are about to begin and we hope they are as wonderfully memorable as the 70s and 80s of the 1900s were.

 

U2 – New Year’s Day

 

This is most likely one of the best known songs for the new year.

“New Year’s Day” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven by Adam Clayton’s distinctive bassline and the Edge’s piano and guitar playing. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. This song was also included in the Pitchfork 500.

Lyric

Yeah
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you, night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true, it’s true
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one
I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, maybe the time is right
Oh, maybe tonight
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

Robbie Williams – Time For Change

 

Time for change is a single excerpt from the album The Christmas Present.

he Christmas Present is the 12th studio album by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, and his first studio album since 2016’s The Heavy Entertainment Show. It was released on 22 November 2019, and features guest appearances from Tyson Fury, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Bryan Adams. Williams performed a pair of concerts dubbed the “Robbie Williams Christmas Party” at the SSE Arena on 16 and 17 December 2019 in promotion of the album.

 

LYRIC

For once in your life, make it matter
For once in your life, let it be
Why don’t you hand it all over?
And sing it loudly with me?
Soon we will all be forgotten
But while we’re all still here on Earth
Sing about love and forget about loss
And shout for whatever you’re worth
C’mon, spread the word
(Christmas time)
Doesn’t everyone hurt?
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
Mum’s got a lot to get together
And dad, he provides what he can
They’ve been saving up forever and ever and ever
Just to do it all over again
Got me dreaming of home
(Christmas time)
Fills my heart full of hope
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
A time for a change
Must be here
So send all your loving out into the world
It’s your gift
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is herew

 

 

Color is the pretext for always recriminating something

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As always, I comment on Pawel Kuczysnki’s drawings. Today I find it difficult to comment on it, above all because it undoubtedly deals with the theme of racism.

The color of the skin was one of the factors that provoked racism in extreme cases. The slavery of the past on blacks has certainly created a mass culture with which black people always have the pretext of feeling different by asking for equality and equality even in cases where it is not necessary.

Black people will always have a society that will claim their rights, because in the end they will never be the same as others.

🎵 ELISA – Soul

 
This is the new song by ELISA, an Italian singer-songwriter who has been writing English songs for many years, enjoying international success. One of my favorite songs from this period.

LYRIC

Pictures on the wall that tell me who we were
The cracks and the scars, was hurt we had to learn
And now we’re fading, changing from myself
Sinking, bleeding, crying out for help
I’m scattered, so tattered
There’s no one else in this life for me
I’m battled, so shattered
Together never felt so lonely
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
All the reasons we seem to defend
They mean nothing if I’ll lose you in the end
Before we break, we better learn to bend
Or we’ll be left with just our hearts to mend
I’m scattered, so tattered
There’s no one else in this life for me, no
I’m battled, so shattered
Forever never felt so lonely
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
Baby, let’s take the chance (Baby, let’s take the chance)
Tell me there is so much more (Tell me there is so much more)
It’s all about forgiveness
And isn’t it love that we’re here for?
So open up the doors
The shape of our heart’s the same
Let’s find a way back to us somehow, some way
We’ve built something beautiful we can’t replace
By chasing every breaking wave
‘Cause I love to love, to love you, yeah, so don’t let go
Enough, enough, enough, I need you close
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh
I need some soul, oh