Roger Wates - Late home tonight
Standing at the window                                                                                                   In piedi davanti alla finestra
A farmer's wife in Oxford shire                                                                  La moglie di un contadino a Oxford Shire
Glances at the clock; it's nearly time for tea                             Lancia un'occhiata all'orologio; e' quasi tempo per il te'
She doesn't see                                                                                                                                    Lei non vede
The phantom in the hedgerow dip its wings                                               Il fantasma nella siepe immergere le sue ali
Doesn't hear the engine sing                                                                                           Non sente il motore cantare
But in the cockpit's techno glow                                                                  Ma nel bagliore tecnologico del pozzetto
The kid from Cleveland                                                                                                         Il ragazzo di Cleveland
In the comfort of routine                                                                                                     Nel comfort della routine
Scans his dials and smiles                                                                                      Analizza i suoi quadranti e sorride
Secure in the beauty of military life                                                                    Saldo nella bellezza della vita militare
There is no right, no wrong                                                                                                Non c'e' giusto e sbagliato
Only tin cans and cordite and white cliffs                                                      Solo lattine e cordite e bianche scogliere
And blue skies and flight, flight, flight                                                                   E cielo azzurro e di volo, volo, volo
The beauty of military life                                                                                              La bellezza della vita militare
No questions, only orders and flight, only flight                                Nessuna domanda, solo ordini e volo, solo volo

What a beautiful sight in his wild blue dream                                            Che bella vista nel suo sogno selvaggio blu
The eternal child leafs through his war magazines                              L'eterno bambino sfoglia le sue riviste di guerra
And his kind Uncle Sam feeds ten trillion in change                           E il suo tipo Zio Sam alimenta diecimila miliardi
Into the total entertainment combat video game                         Nel videogioco di combattimento totale divertimento
And up here in the stands                                                                                                                 E qui in tribuna
The fans are going wild                                                                                                                      I fans esultano
As the cheerleaders flip                                                                                           Mentre le cheerleaders danzano
When you wiggle your hip                                                                                                        Quando muovi l'anca
And we all like the bit when you take                                                       E tutti noi piace la punta quando si prende
The jeans from the refrigerator and                                                                                        I jeans dal frigorifero e
Then the bad guy gets hit                                                                                                  Poi il cattivo viene colpito
And were you struck by the satisfying way                                             E siete stati colpiti dal modo soddisfacente
The swimsuit sticks to her skin                                                                    I bastoni costume da bagno per la pelle
Like BB gun days                                                                                                            Come BB giorni di fuoco
When knives pierce autumn leaves                                                      Quando coltelli perforano le foglie d'autunno
But that's okay, see the children bleed                                              Ma va bene cosi', vedere i bambini sanguinare
It'll look great on the TV                                                                                                              SarÓ bello in TV

And in Tripoli, another ordinary wife                                                               E a Tripoli, un'altra moglie ordinaria
Stares at the dripping tap her old man hadn't                                   Fissa il lavandino che il suo vecchio non aveva
Time to fix                                                                                                                             Il tempo di sistemare
Too busy mixing politics and rhythm                                                    troppo occupato  a mischiare politica e ritmo
In the street below                                                                                                             Nella strada sottostante
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