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GNR: Chinese Democracy   It
don’t really matter
Gonna find out for yourself
No it don’t
really matter
You’re gonna leave this thing to

If they were missionaries
Real time
Sitting in a Chinese stew
To view my
I know that I’m a classic case
Watch my
disenchanted face
Blame it on the Falun Gong*
They’ve seen the
end and you can’t hold on now

Cause it would take a lot more
hate than you
To win the fascination
Even with an iron fist
they got to rule the nation
But all I got is precious time

don’t really matter
You’re gonna find out for yourself
No it
don’t really matter
So you can hear now from

Cause it would take a lot more time than you
I’ve got
more masturbation
Even with your iron fist
All they got to rule
the nation but all I got is
Precious time
All they got to rule
the nation but all I got is
Precious time

It don’t really
I guess you’ll find out for yourself
No it don’t really
So you can hear it now from
Somebody else

think you got it all locked up inside
And if you beat them all up
they’ll die
Then you’ll walk them home for the cells
Then now
you’ll dig for your road back to hell
And with your ? makes you
As if your eyes were their eyes you can tell
And you’re
out of time

giusto cercando un po’ di reazioni cinesi (per dire: io adesso il video non lo riesco a caricare, ma su youtube, pure in China si trova tranquillamente), quando ho visto che il
Guardian oggi apre con questa notizia. Sono di fretta e non traduco.

Chinese newspaper
has furiously condemned Guns
N’ Roses
over the title of their latest album – Chinese Democracy
– claiming it is an attack on their nation. The
Global Times, which is published by the country’s ruling Communist
party, ran an article under the headline "American band releases
album venomously attacking China" and said it was part of a
western plot to "grasp and control the world using democracy as
a pawn". The
long-awaited album had been in the pipeline since 1994 and was
finally released on Sunday to mixed reviews.

it is not thought to be legally on sale in China, Chinese Democracy
is being streamed on the band’s official
MySpace site
and can be bought online. China’s notorious internet
censors were said to be trying to block access to the band’s official
website earlier today. The
album takes its title from the opening track, which Axl Rose
described in 2001 as "not necessarily pro or con about China".
He told an audience in Las Vegas: "It’s just that right now
China symbolises one of the strongest, yet most oppressive countries
and governments in the world. And we [Americans] are fortunate to
live in a free country."

song itself refers to the Falun Gong meditation movement, which was
banned in 1999. It has been alleged that the Chinese government has
been responsible for persecuting and torturing its members. The
Chinese government has not made an official statement about the Guns
N’ Roses album.

Posto che i Guns ‘n’ Roses decisi di mollarli quando lessi alcuni loro testi spudoratamente razzisti, pare che Axl Rose abbia trascorso due anni a Wuhan. Non significa niente, naturalmente, ma mi pare che il testo non sia così sovversivo per i canoni cinesi. Quanto agli States come "free country", di cazzate se ne sentono ogni giorno tante. E per fortuna Axl Rose è solo un 46eienne un po’ cicciotto che canta ancora. Per dire: c’è perfino chi continua a sostenere che esiste un posto chiamato Italia…

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