peter0027 wrote:Can some of the native speaker please transcribe the introduction of Forgotten Sons ond the Recital-Album to me?
Hopefully, this is still of use. Obviously the punctuation is "best-guessing" on my part. Every word:
"Some of you may have friends, may have relatives that are actually across in Northern Ireland at the moment, earning 50/60 quid, wearing khaki and being a soldier. This is about the media and how the Daily Express, The Mirror; whatever f***ing paper it is only cares about Ireland when there is like shock-horror news like a Ballykelly disco or more important when it actually comes here. When Sefton goes down in Hyde Park, the soldier which was on Sefton didn't really get much mentions like about two weeks after it nobody give a shit about the bandsmen or the people who were going down. Until it intrudes across on the mainland, the 200 / 300 year old war is thrust into the background. This is about the blood that comes through the TV sets; about the people who do walk the streets in Belfast; about the country you should be concerned with.
This was never ever intended as a political song; it's a song about a word which seems to be very very unfashionable nowadays, a word which is like the Greenham Common women. It's, the word is peace. This is a song seemingly attached to the long haired kaftan brigade, I'm not ashamed to utter that word. I'd like to see something done. Perhaps somebody out there can do. Think about this. This is about your children and this is simply called Forgotten Sons."
The meek may well inherit the earth. They just won't have a touretting clue what to do with it...