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Ian Kelly - Parliament

Here is Ian Kelly in a BRBR Session, performing “Parliament”. Montreal bilingual singer-songwriter Ian Kelly continues to promote his most recent album, “Diamonds & Plastic” with a Canadian tour in February and March, with some shows in Ontario. The singer isn’t afraid to sing about current world events.



Réalisateur: Aurélien Offner
Production year: 2012

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(L'auteur-compositeur-interprète IAN KELLY interprète la chanson Parliament, seul à la guitare, debout, sur le toit d'un édifice à Montréal.)


[IAN KELLY:] ♪ I'm stretching

my legs ♪

♪ I’m bending my knees ♪

♪ I don’t exercise much but

now I’m at ease on cement ♪

♪ Down at the old Parliament ♪

♪ I’m walking on eggs ♪

♪ I’ve got a beard

made of bees ♪

♪ What appeared like a forest

was many small trees ♪

♪ We’re the list ♪

♪ Hold your chin up high

and raise your fist ♪

♪ This is all of my rage

in a single phrase ♪

♪ We came here on a bus ♪

♪ Don’t forget you work

for us ♪

♪♪♪

♪ Even though

we’re displeased ♪

♪ I guess you had our votes ♪

♪ But our rights were seized

made some sheep out of goats ♪

♪ And you said I will decide

who will be well fed ♪

♪ This is all of my rage

in a single song ♪

♪ If it were just my call ♪

♪ Then you wouldn’t

be there for long ♪

♪ Now dying for

a hospital bed ♪

♪ Depression

contagiously spreads ♪

♪ Everyday’s a repeat of

the same tragedy ♪

♪ Now nothing is done

but all has been said ♪

♪ No one’s hitting the nail

on the head ♪

♪ In a room infected

by their apathy ♪

♪ Canadian oil

we extract from the soil ♪

♪ Nuclear soldiers

fire and fires ♪

♪ We’ve Stolen all the fish

from the dirty sea ♪

♪ At the old Parliament

things are moving

way too slow ♪

♪ We are paying the rent ♪

♪ I think we should

run the show ♪

♪ Now dying for

a hospital bed ♪

♪ Depression

contagiously spreads ♪

♪ Everyday’s a repeat

of the same tragedy ♪

♪ Now nothing is done

but all has been said ♪

♪ No one’s hitting the nail

on the head ♪

♪ In a room infected

by their apathy ♪

♪ Now there are missiles

pointing at me ♪

♪ There are kids

caught in the debris ♪

♪ And my shoes was extorted

from their family ♪

♪ Now I can’t live

with my head in the sand ♪

♪ I can’t be under

foolish command ♪

♪ What we need

is to have a democracy ♪

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