有一种鸟

有一种鸟是永远也关不住的,不仅仅因为它的每片羽翼上都沾满了自由的光辉,更因为他在被关的时候得到了很多鸟儿的营救 ...

05/05/2011

John Lennon: Gotta Set Him Free

http://youtu.be/mbNQnQCZReY





John Sinclair
by John Lennon

One, two, one, two three, four

It ain't fair, John Sinclair
In the stir for breathing air
Wont you care for John Sinclair?
In the stir for breathing air
Let him be set him free
Let him be like you and me

They gave him ten for two
What else can judge Colombo do?
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta set him free

If he was a soldier man
Shooting gooks in vietnam
If he was a CIA
Selling dope and making hay
He'd be free, they'd let him be
Breathing air like you and me

They gave him ten for two
What else can judge Colombo do?
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta set him free

They gave him ten for two
And they got Punk Colombo too
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta set him free

Was he jailed for what he done?
Or representing everyone
Free john now, if we can

From the clutches of the man
Let him be lift the lid
Bring him to his wife and kids

They gave him ten for two
What else can the bastards do?
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta gotta
Gotta gotta gotta set him free

关于这首歌的来源,参考这个纪录片:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYzYGDk2lIA

The cause for this documentary is that, in 1970 or 71, John Sinclair was sentenced to a ten year prison term for possession of two marijuana cigarettes; hence the documentary's title, Ten for Two. This was no ordinary drug bust, as Sinclair was the head of the Rainbow People's Party and the sentence he received was, in everyone's minds, political punishment not commensurate with his crime. In protest, a large number of performers and counter-culture protestors gathered for a concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The concert featured Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Alan Ginsberg and many others. Political figures included Black Panther leader Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis and Jerry Rubin, to name just a few.

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