Song for Humanity – Paolo Nutini, Iron Sky

Ueber einen Facebook-Post bin ich vor einiger Zeit auf diesen Song von Paolo Nutini gestossen. Nicht nur das Video ist Hammer Hammer Hammer – emotional mit gewaltigen Bildern. Auch der Text bewegt. Der Song hat eine ganze eigene Dynamik und Power, die mich momentan grad durch die Tiefen trägt.

Der kurze Sprechteil kam mir bekannt vor und darum hab ich gegoogelt und gefunden. Er ist ein Auszug aus dem Film «The Great Dictator» die Rede zur Menschlichkeit. Darum hier das ganze Set. Song, Video, Lyrics und Chaplins Final Speach.

«…You are not machines! You are not cattle!… You are men! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure… let us use that power – let us all unite.»

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky (on Spotify)

We are proud individuals
Living for the city
But the flames
Couldn’t go much higher

We find God and religions
To bait us with salvation
But no one, no nobody
Can give you the power

To rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom

Oh, that’s life
That’s dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society

From which we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom

You’ve just got to hold on
You’ve just got to hold on

„To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish… Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle!… You are men! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure… let us use that power – let us all unite.“

And we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom
Into freedom

From which we’ll rise
Over love
Over hate
Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind
Over fear and into freedom
Freedom, freedom

Oh, rain on me
Rain on me
Rain on me