IKE REILLY HARD LUCK STORIES アイク・レイリー2010年のアルバム

ピーターパンのお客様
マイク・ボーダッシュさんから
彼の地元シカゴの誇り
アイク・レイリーの
2010年のアルバムをいただいた。
アイク・レイリーのロックン・ロールは
「本物の曲が書ける奴」のそれだった。
アイク・レイリーは大学出だが
ホテルのフロント係や
墓堀人夫の経験もある
フィールド派のソングライター。
差別や宗教や政治の欺瞞を
剥き出しにして風刺し笑い飛ばす
現代のウディ・ガースリーみたい
最高です。

Graduation has come and gone
Summers here and the party’s on
No scratch to spend, no ride to drive
no way to kill my summertime
The coach from the school say he’ll gimme a job
If I mention his name they outta put me on

yeah that’s good work, if yous can get it
and you best believe coach, I won’t forget it
as the rich kids steal the poor kids dance
at the after party near the underpass

Then a greasy little girl at the Liberty Lanes
on break from the thirty minute oil change
bought a can of pop, she took a sip and said
“there’s an after party at the dealership,
tonight I’d like yah to meet me later,
I’ll bring the after party favours,
and after that there’s an after-after
party-party we’ll shake the rafters,
make the coach a marter”.

Yah that’s good work, if you can get it
and you best believe coach, I won’t forget it
as the rich kids steal the poor kids song
at the after party all night long

At the bar in town, the coach just sits
waitin for the party at the dealership
the drunk ex-cheerleaders all come in
and thier outta school now, so they’re inta him
the rich kids rave, the poor kids dance
they gather out near the underpass,
near the grain elevator, where the strip mall slammed
in the school ball meeting where they just banned,
Guns and prayers and knives and gangs
and cut funding for the marching band
And the puts, and the shots,
and the vaccines for keepin coaches off the cheerleaders,
keepin coaches off the cheerleaders.
stretch your hamstrings on the floor,
Yah that’s good work, if you can get it
and you best believe coach, I won’t forget it
as the rich kids steal the poor kids dance
at the after party near the underpass

I walked out lookin for the coaches job
To the human resource office of
the place of employment where it was clear
that the coach didn’t do me no favors there
I rang the bell on the counter and heard it toll
and this witch came creeping out through the hole
of the plexiglass and started sayin’
“the likes of you don’t work these jobs,
whatcha doin down here my man”?
lookin for work, if I can get it,
if yah put me on, you won’t regret it
and no one here knows knows more than me what debt is

as the rich kids steal the poor kids song
at the after party all night long
yeah the rich kids steal the poor kids dance
at the after party near the underpass
yeah the rich kids steal the poor kids song, summers here and the partys on

graduation has come and gone
Summers here and the party’s on
No scratch to spend, no ride to drive
no way to kill this summertime

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IKE REILLY/HARD LUCK STORIES (CD)
ROCK RIDGE : RKM2-61262 (US 2010)