We are showroom dummies

Eins Zwei Drei Vier
We are standing here
Exposing ourselves
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We’re being watched
and we feel our pulse
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We look around
and change our pose
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We start to move
And we break the glass
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We step out
And take a walk through the city
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We go into a club
And there we start to dance
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies
_ Kraftwerk [Showroom dummies] _
 

Image info: “We are showroom dummies”
Milano, Italy, Sep. 2020
© Massimo S. Volonté

City Sickness – 511

We tried it out

C’abbiamo provato e abbiamo creduto di farcela
Malgrado le palme, le panchine
Le facce di camerieri in camicie da quattro soldi
C’abbiamo provato e abbiamo creduto di farcela
E abbiamo camminato
Incontro a tramonti muti
Che si ha pudore di guardare
E abbiamo dimenticato i nostri corpi inadeguati
Sperduti, abbiamo riso
Le nuvole sono immobili e senza contorno
Sullo sfondo.

We tried it out and we thought we could do it
Despite the palm trees, the benches
The faces of waiters in cheap shirts
We tried it out and thought we could do it
And we walked down
Towards silent sunsets
That one is ashamed to look
And we’ve forgotten our inadequate bodies
Lost, we laughed
Motionless clouds without outline
On the background.
_ Massimo Volume [Ravenna] _

Image info: “We tried it out”
Sardegna, Italy, Oct. 1982
© Massimo S. Volonté

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Better keep your heart strong little friend

Day end of day
Each hanging spiral
Where is the shore
From this clear blue silence
Up to the heavens that you daydream
Remembering the sun and the deep green ivy
I know that sleep walking too
In trying to be free
Of all this damage in my eyes
Making confusion in my mind
When I hear a resurrection song
Night lays me down when I’m fading
When I can’t go home
Because they hate me
To sing that resurrection song
Day end of day
Each hanging spiral
What do you make
Of this clear blue silence
Now that the engine driver
Has grown to be a deep sea diver
And the street has got no end
Better keep your heart strong little friend
Thought I heard a resurrection song
Thought I heard a resurrection song
_ Mark Lanegan [Resurrection song] _
 

Image info: “Better keep your heart strong little friend”
Milano, Italy, 2012
© Massimo S. Volonté

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