It's Alright, Ma


Bob Dylan

жанры: folk
альбомы: Bob Dylan: The Collection, Before The Flood, Bringing It All Back Home
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Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon, there is no sense in tryingPointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool's gold mouthpiece the hollow horn
Plays wasted words proves to warn
That he not busy being born is busy dyingTemptation's page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover that you'd just be one more person cryingSo don't fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
It's alright, Ma, I'm only sighingAs some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all, except hatredDisillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacredOur preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the President of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand nakedAn' all the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you got to dodge
And it's alright, Ma, I can make itAdvertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on all around youYou lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really found youA question in your nerves is lit
Yet you know there is no answer fit
To satisfy insure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not forget
That it is not he or she or them or it that you belong toAlthough the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up toFor them that must obey authority
That they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Do what they do just to be
Nothing more than something they invest inWhile some on principles baptized
To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize and say, "God bless him"While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole that he's inBut I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma, if I can't please himOld lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares propaganda, all is phonyWhile them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer's pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes must get lonelyMy eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards
False goals, I scuff at pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say, "Okay, I have had enough, what else can you show me?"And if my thought dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only
Это интересно:Об альбоме Bringing It All Back Home:

Bringing It All Back Home — пятый студийный альбом американского автора-исполнителя песен Боба Дилана, вышедший в 1965 году на лейбле Columbia Records.
Альбом разделён на электрическую и акустическую стороны. На первой (электрической) стороне оригинальной долгоиграющей пластинки Дилан исполняет песни в сопровождении рок-группы — шаг, который ещё более отдалял его от фолк-музыкального сообщества. На акустической стороне альбома он дистанцировался от песен протеста, с которыми его часто связывали (таких как «Blowin' in the Wind» и «A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall»), поскольку его лирика продолжала свою тенденцию к абстрактному и личному.
Альбом достиг 6-й позиции в альбомном поп-чарте журнала Billboard — первое попадание дилановского альбома в десятку в США.

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