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'A Kind of Triumph of Spirit': Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/16/kind-triumph-spirit-locked-down-italians-singing-balconies-inspire-hope-across-world

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We all need to send those beautiful vibrations out to heal our world–in song and in words! Tante grazie a gli’itagliani!

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Alone with my little dog under lockdown in Spain. Set up my music equipment and singing songs to be happy. (Good exercise too for the lungs.) Great to see the Italians singing. They inspired me to do the same.

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It is reminding me what a culture of song they have and I experienced as a child.

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Given the multi cultural nature of the Americas and the madness of capitalism this is our song:

`https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UHHc7POovg

A very powerful version of All Along The Watchtower

An idea and please add yours:

Why don’t we call all the monsters in this administration and all those who enable them and sing this song to them or another you prefer?

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Beautiful song. I loved the boy at the end. :))

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You mean they aren’t stocking up on weapons like we are?

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"Not me, us."

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Beautiful inspiration taking something separating people and using it to unite them!
Congratulazioni e grazie all’Italia! (Congratulations and thank you Italy!) :slight_smile:

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Really cool how that idea has spread to multiple countries. Song unites!

I miss the days when @PonyBoy could queue up a relevant and uplifting song/video here in the Commons for most every topic.

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Italy does it with songs whilst others have different ideas:

ttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/us-sales-guns-ammunition-soar-amid-coronavirus-panic-buying

Happy anniversary PB. Something italian:

ttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFlx2Lnr9Q

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I vote for Tears of Rage by The Band, another gem from that era.

Go for it, Robert!

~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMqJ2V6zOd0

We carried you in our arms on Independence Day
And now you throw us all aside and put us all away
Oh, what dear daughter 'neath the sun could treat her father so
To wait upon him hand and foot, yet always tell him no

Tears of rage, tears of grief
Why must I always be the thief
Come to me now, you know we’re so alone
And life is brief

It was all so very painless when you ran out to receive
All that false instruction which we never could believe
And now the heart is filled with gold as if it was a purse
But, oh, what kind of love is this which goes from bad to worse

Tears of rage, tears of grief
Why must I always be the thief
Come to me now, you know we’re so alone
And life is brief

We pointed you the way to go and scratched your name in sand
Though you just…

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They say “it’s not over til the fat lady sings.”
OH, OH.

As happy as can be anniversary to you PB. Damn, that year rushed on by.

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Those were the days my friend.

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Thanks for the Amore Dovey. Back atcha.

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Seems like the end is coming more rapidly now G.

We must stay away from those who would drag us into the darkness.

The light is our savior.

Damn the torpedoes, Fire all of your guns at once.

Hey Dovey,

What kind of little dog do you have? WiseOwl and others here are “dog people.”