Soup Song / Pesem o juhi

from by Women's Choir Kombinat

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Soup song se je rodila v stavkovnem valu leta 1937, v ZDA. Melodija vam bo takoj znana, tj. škotska ljudska melodija My Bonnie lies over the ocean.
Pesem o juhi, juhi kot metafori za delo. Vedno pa ne pojemo takšne juhe kakršno si skuhamo sami.

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I’m spending my nights at the flophouse,
I’m spending my days on the street,
I’m looking for work and I find none,
I’wish I had something to eat.
Soup, soup
they give me a bowl of soup,
soup, soup,
they give me a bowl of soup.
Od mladih nog bil sem v tovarni,
zalagal se z delom za dva,
poslušen na vsako besedo,
na starost pa kdo me pozna:
Juhe, juhe,
le skledico juhe dobim,
juhe, juhe,
le skledico juhe dobim.

Naložil sem v banki prihranek,
da kupim si avto morda,
a ko sem denar svoj zahteval,
dobil sem odgovor le-ta:
Juhe, juhe…

I fought in the war for my country,
I went out to bleed and to die.
I thought that my country would help me,
but this was my country’s reply:
Soup, soup…

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from Kombinat, track released December 1, 2012

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ŽPZ Kombinat Ljubljana, Slovenia

To write the heritage of rebellion in red chalk. Not on walls but on eardrums. To preserve in our voices the loud musical traditions of our upright posture not succumbing to the social scoliosis.

We are united in song and belief that rebellion is one of the fundamental human rights. We believe that critical thought can arise only from stance of resistance.
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