Say it ain't so, joe

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Say it ain't so, joe

Message  BernardL le Lun 27 Avr - 11:11




(Chorus)

Say it ain't so, Joe, please, say it ain't so
That's not what I wanna hear, joe and I got the right to know
Say it ain't so, Joe, please, say it ain't so
I'm sure, they're telling us lies, joe,
Please, tell us it ain't so

They told us that our hero has played his trump card
He doesn't know how to go on
We're clinging to his charms and determined smile
But the good old days have gone
The army and the empire may be falling apart
The money has gotten scarce
One man's word held the country together
But the truth is getting fierce

Say it ain't so, Joe, please, say it ain't so
We've pinned our hopes on you, Joe and they're ruining our show

Ooh babies, don't you think we're gonna get burned
Ooh babies, don't you think we're gonna get burned
We're gonna get turned
We're gonna get learned
We're gonna get burned
We're gonna get learned

(Chorus)

Say it ain't so, joe


Murray Head 1975

L'histoire de Joe Jackson, une star du baseball des années 1920, avec d'autres joueurs des White Sox de Chicago, dont la carrière fut brutalement interrompue à la suite d'une affaire de parties truquées. La célèbre phrase fut lancée par un jeune admirateur désabusé qui cria avec angoisse « Say it ain’t so, Joe! » (« Dis que c’est pas vrai, Joe ! »)

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Re: Say it ain't so, joe

Message  MurielB le Lun 27 Avr - 16:13

Thanks for that beautifu song, Bernard. It's interesting to learn about its origin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say_It_Ain't_So,_Joe_(song)
Say It Ain't So, Joe" was provoked by a seventies documentary on Richard Nixon prior to his resignation. The presenter was asking the editor of a small town newspaper outside Washington, how, in the face of conclusive evidence and proof, his readers could still show such undying support for the president they elected. The editor likens the situation to a scandal in the twenties, when Joe Jackson, the famous baseball player, was rumoured to have taken a bribe to sink his team in the final of the World series. His fans hung around the stadium chanting "Say it ain't so Joe".

The song is about heroes and their "Clay feet'. It is also a plea from myself to the kind of 'Joe Public' who in fear of losing face, refuse to relinquish their faith in a fallen idol.

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