Bully – John Butler è tornato

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John Butler è tornato con il suo trio, stessa formazione dell’ultimo disco Fresh & Blood, con Byron Luiters al basso e Grant Gerathy alla batteria.

Frichettoni e splendidi come al solito, i JBT hanno pubblicato il nuovo singolo Bully, un pezzo dove il vecchio John sfoga tutta la sua rabbia verso i (pre)potenti della Terra, che si prendono gioco dei più deboli e si schiera apertamente contro l’abuso di potere dei governi e delle grandi aziende.

John Butler è il musicista che più di ogni altro porta il mood australiano nel mondo. Probabilmente in Italia non ha il successo che merita, ma resto della mia idea, chitarristi così non si trovano facilmente in giro.

Testo Bully:

When I was just a little kid
‘bout 3ft from the ground
Papa told me ‘bout the bully boy
How they wanna mess you around
How they push and they push
And they take and they take
Until there’s nothing more
Got your back up against the wall
Guess it’s time to settle the score

Let me tell ya, they want your mind
Y’know they wanna take full control
(Don’t you think about it)
Then they wanna come and take your land
They don’t understand it’s your soul
(Don’t you think about it)
And as a matter of fact
We’re in the middle of a war between love and hate
(Don’t you think about it)
When you see them comin’ on the rise
Best you better lock the gate
‘Cause you know

Bully, bully, bully, bully
Nothin’ but a goddamn
Bully, bully, bully, bully

Pirates roll into town
With the troops fly in fly out
Got no connection to country
Don’t know what the fuck is about
And you can hit them over the head with the facts
You know it don’t make a goddamn dent
And everybody movin’ out of town
Because they can’t afford the rent

Let me tell ya, they want your mind
Y’know they wanna take full control
(Don’t you think about it)
Then they wanna come and take your land
They don’t understand it’s your soul
(Don’t you think about it)
And as a matter of fact
We’re in the middle of a war between love and hate
(Don’t you think about it)
When you see them comin’ on the rise
Best you better lock the gate
‘Cause you know

Bully, bully, bully, bully
Nothin’ but a goddamn
Bully, bully, bully, bully

The harder we become
The harder we fall
Watch how the cards
Come crumbling down
We can’t go on
Conquer and divide
We must stand strong
On solid ground

Bully, bully, bully, bully
Nothin’ but a goddamn
Bully, bully, bully, bully

You ain’t nothin’ but
A bully boy.


Enrico Grando