20 juli 2011

Lied van de week : week 29 - 2011

Can't keep Johnny down - They Might Be Giants



They Might Be Giants kent u misschien nog van Birdhouse in your soul en/of Istanbul (not Constantinople) uit 1990, maar de band bleef platen maken met zalige popmuziek. Ze brachten net hun vijftiende (!) album uit, Join us, en daarop staat dit prachtig nummertje, dat zomerser is dan het weer momenteel in Gent, en dat aanstekelijker is dan een polonaise op de Gentse Feesten...

Dit is de winnende clip van de wedstrijd die de groep uitschreef voor fans om bij het nummer zelf een videoclip ineen te knutselen :



Je kan het nieuwe album hier kopen.

Lyrics :

Outnumbered a million to one
All of the dicks in this dick town
Can't keep Johnny down
Men piled up in a towering mound
None of them once has found a way
To keep Johnny down

Spending days by myself
Remembering slights
I'm not a monument to justice
Plus which I don't forget a face

And they can't (down, down, down)
Can't keep Johnny down (down, down, down)
They haven't yet built the man (down, down, down)
That'll keep old Johnny down (down, down, down)

Some dude
Hitting golf balls on the moon
Bathroom in his pants
And he thinks he's better than me
I'm pointing a finger at my own face
They can't know what's in here
And they can't keep Johnny down

Beneath my dignity
To flip off the guy
When he pulls up alongside
To say my gas cap is unscrewed

And they can't (down, down, down)
Can't keep Johnny down (down, down, down)
They haven't yet built the man (down, down, down)
That'll keep old Johnny down (down, down, down)

And they don't (down, down, down)
Don't know what I've seen (down, down, down)
They can't know what's in here (down, down, down)
And they can't keep Johnny down (down, down, down)

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