Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Big Brother

1972 album TALKING BOOK

Composer * Stevie Wonder
Produced & Arranged * Stevie Wonder
Musicians * Stevie Wonder: all instruments


Big Brother

Big Brother


Your name is big brother
You say that you're watching me on the tele,
Seeing me go nowhere,
Your name is big brother,
You say that you're tired of me protesting,
Children dying everyday,
My name is nobody
But I can't wait to see your face inside my door.

Your name is big brother
You say that you got me all in your notebook,
Writing it down everyday,
Your name is I'll see ya,
I'll change if you vote me in as the pres,
The President of your soul
I live in the ghetto,
You just come to visit me 'round election time.

I live in the ghetto,
Someday I will move on my feet to the other side,
My name is secluded, we live in a house the size of a matchbox,
Roaches live with us wall to wall,

You've killed all our leaders,
I don't even have to do nothin' to you,
You'll cause your own country to fall.

Big Brother

We live in difficult times. The crisis tightened with increasing pressure and exhaust valves are increasingly close. The economies of truth, those of ordinary people and living with us every day, are increasingly battered and continuing violence in crescendo, becoming increasingly perverse forms and crazy spirals. And while politicians ... the politicians continue as usual. So we reflected Stevie Wonder Talking Book, 1972. What little things have changed! Politicians remember us with elections approaching and use their best weapons, hypocrisy and false promises, for one of the most heinous of sins, the power to cualquer price.

"Big Brother" reflects a complaint to political class increasingly alien and far removed from ordinary people. An envelope melody and a stinging letter against these hypocritical politicians who seek to take over our lives and our soul. Yes, the years pass, but the songs of Stevie Wonder still have the same strength, freshness and value forever.
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