Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Night Video: Ping Pong

Warner Music made it very difficult for me to bring you this Sunday Night Video as they've really cracked down on their music on Youtube, but given the current economic circumstances, this Stereolab song seemed very appropriate and well worth my effort to show you.



And because the lead singer, Laetitia Sadier is French, here are the lyrics:

it's alright 'cos the historical pattern has shown
how the economical cycle tends to revolve
in a round of decades three stages stand out in a loop
a slump and war then peel back to square one and back for more
bigger slump and bigger wars and a smaller recovery
huger slump and greater wars and a shallower recovery
you see the recovery always comes 'round again
there's nothing to worry for things will look after themselves
it's alright recovery always comes 'round again
there's nothing to worry - things can only get better
there's only millions that lose their jobs
and homes and sometimes accents
there's only millions that die in their bloody wars,
it's alright
it's only their lives and the lives of their next of kin
that they are losing
it's only their lives and the lives of their next of kin
that they are losing
it's alright 'cos the historical pattern has shown
how the economical cycle tends to revolve
in a round of decades three stages stand out in a loop
a slump and war then peel back to square one and back for more
bigger slump and bigger wars and a smaller recovery
huger slump and greater wars and a shallower recovery
don't worry be happy things will get better naturally
don't worry shut up sit down go with it and be happy
dum, dum, dum, de dum dum, de duh de duh de dum dum dum... ah ah
dum, dum, dum, de dum dum, de duh de duh de dum dum dum... ah ah


This song was released in 1994... which is sort of prophetic really. I am sure some of you out there can also tell that they are Marxists as well.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Mmmm. Stereolab. Why do they never get old? "Sound-Dust" and "Dots and Loops" are still on the regular playlist.

MC said...

I think it is because they slowly evolved over time... so there is always something nice and creamy about what they do.

Arjan said...

they won't show it on this side of the ocean(sorry we're unable to offer this video to users in your region) ..darn egoistical bastards.

MC said...

There are some live performances on Youtube, but I don't think it represents the song as well as the studio version does.