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3 A Castle full of Rascals

Deep Purple のアルバム Purpendicular より

コーラスの部分(「ギラギラ目を光らせた陪審の一団...」という下り)がこの曲全体への鍵だ。手に汗を握りつつ、よく切れるナイフを手にしたマキアヴェリの追跡から逃げる悪党達。この真から国際的なロングラン大作、現在の主演スターはマンデルソンとキャンベル [注1] だ。既に国会上院も下院も、と言うよりウェストミンスターもホワイトホール [注2] も 、その他あちこちの政府と同じように意味を失った有害ゴミでしかない。

[1] ブレアの右腕かつブレーンであったピーター・マンデルソンと、ブレア政権の広報部長を勤めたアレステア・キャンベル。
[2] ウェストミンスターは国会を、ホワイトホールは各省がその周辺に居を構えていることから、政府を差す。

A Castle full of Rascals


Nothing here for me today
Garbaggio from the men in grey
Don't do this
You can't do that
What's the point
What's the matter, anyway
Fat cat's licking cream
Dirty business
Hard and mean
Narrow eyes and hungry days
There's got to be
A better way

Something here about my face?
Something make you think
I got time to waste
What you doing
Standing there
Why don't you call
Someone who cares
Fat cats all the same
Easy answers just a game
Another day nothing changes
There's got to be a better way

A glistening of questioners
Prepare the inquisition
While jackals in the shadows
Manoeuvre for position
A fundament of righteous men
A barrow of ideals
The carriage of misjustice
Crushes all beneath its wheels
Conspiracies of silence
Within the temple walls
Graveyards full of promises
That no one can recall
A castle full of rascals
A fortress full of thieves
A parliament of silver tongues
That flatter to deceive

Oh my darling Carolina
If you get the chance
To walk behind her
She's so clean
You see no splash
Just the Texas chainsaw massacree
Fat cat's got to go
I'm Rockin' and rollin'
From my headache to my toes
She's trying to set the world on fire
Up there in her Ivory tower

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