더 폴리스 - When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (Zenyatta..., 1980) 음악

Zenyatta Mondatta (신조어인 포트만투어로 어떤 뜻인지 확실치 않다)라는 특이한 조어를 앨범제목으로 삼은 폴리스의 1980년 세번째 앨범의 수록곡.

불과 4주만에 녹음을 마친 앨범이지만 올뮤직 가이드에서 5개의 별을 받기도 한다. 역시 좋은 곡으로 꽉 차있는 데, 이 곡은 폴리스 특유의 그루비함과 옅은 서늘한 비장미가 레게락으로 단단히 포장되어 있어, 가장 좋아하는 곡이다. 특이한 것은 영국에 아직 VCR (비디오기계)가 가정에 일반화되기 전에 첫 가사에 이 단어가 나온다는 점.

칼날같은 정확성을 자랑하던 셋의 연주가 무르익은 시절.

The police- When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (1980년)


1980년 (앨범 가을투어)의 서독 라이브 실황.


"When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around"

Turn on my V.C.R.
Same one I've had for years
James Brown on the Tammy show
Same tape I've had for years
I sit in my old car
Same one I've had for years
Old battery's running down
It ran for years and years

Turn on the radio
The static hurts my ears
Tell me where would I go
I ain't been out in years
Turn on the stereo
It's played for years and years
An Otis Redding song
It's all I own

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

Plug in my M.C.I
To excercise my brain
Make records on my own
Can't go out in the rain
Pick up the telephone
I've listened here for years
No one to talk to me
I've listened here for years

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

When I feel lonely here
Don't waste my time with tears
I run 'Deep Throat' again
It ran for years and years
Don't like the food I eat
The cans are running out
Same food for years and years
I hate the food I eat

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around
When the world is running down
You make the best of what's still around

트럼펫을 입히고 더욱 풍성한 사운드를 구가한 1982년 칠레 공연실황




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