17.08.2020

"Lookin’ for a Leader 2020": Neil Young schreibt seinen Song von 2006 zur Anti-Trump-Version um

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Neil Young ist bekanntlich alles andere als ein Freund von Donald Trump. Nun hat der kanadisch-amerikanische Musiker eine neue Live-Version seines – damals an Präsident George W. Bush adressierten –Songs "Lookin’ for a Leader" (2006) veröffentlicht, die den Titel "Lookin’ for a Leader 2020" trägt und ein musikalischer Aufruf ist, mit der Wahl im November endlich wieder einen fähigen Mann ins Weiße Haus zu befördern. "Yeah, we had Barack Obama", blickt Young auf bessere Zeiten zurück, "and we really need him now/The man who stood behind him has to take his place somehow/America has a leader building walls around our house/He don’t know black lives matter and we got to vote him out."

Die neue Version von "Lookin’ for a Leader" war Teil einer jüngsten, politisch aufgeladenen Fireside Session von Neil Young, die außerdem die Songs “Ohio”, “Southern Man,” “Alabama” und ein Cover von Bob Dylans “The Times They Are-a Changin'” umfasste. Ein Video-Mitschnitt der Session wurde zunächst in den Neil Young Archives verfügbar gemacht, nun kann er unten via YouTube angesehen werden. Hier gibt es die Lyrics des Songs in voller Länge zum Mitlesen:

Leaders walk among us
and I hope they hear our call.
Maybe it’s a woman
or a black man after all.
Lookin’ for a leader
to bring our country home,
reunite the red white and blue
before it turns to stone.

Lookin’ for somebody
With the strength to take it on;
keep us safe together
and make this country strong.
Walkin’ among our people
There’s someone to lead us on;
lead a rainbow of colors
in a broken world gone wrong.

Yeah, we had Barack Obama
and we really need him now.
The man who stood behind him
has to take his place somehow.
America has a leader
building walls around our house.
He don’t know black lives matter
and we got to vote him out.

We got our election,
but corruption has a chance
We got to have a big win
to regain confidence.
America is beautiful
but she has an ugly side.
We’re lookin’ for a leader
in this country far and wide.

Just like his big new fence,
this president’s goin’ down.
America’s movin’ forward.
You can feel it in every town.
Scared of his own shadow,
building walls around our house,
he’s hidin’ in his bunker;
something else to lie about.

We don’t need a leader
building walls around our house
who don’t know black lives matter
and it’s time to vote him out!
We’re lookin’ for a leader
with The Great Spirit on his side;
lookin’ for a leader
in this country far and wide.
Lookin’ for a leader
with The Great Spirit on his side.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lookin’ for a Leader 2020

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