GEN ROSSO, I give my life, 1969Posted: November 22, 2010
This is another Christian EP I bought in Switzerland. The group named themselves Gen Rosso (Red Generation) after a red drum set they were given by Chiara Lubich in 1966. Lubich founded the Catholic Focolare Movement in Italy in 1943. It is an international organization that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood. Since 1966 two hundred people have played in Gen Rosso. Today the group consists of 18 musicians from 10 countries. Of course today they´re a rock-pop-funky-rap-latino-boygroup.
The psychedelic design of this record sleeve was promising but none of the tracks actually are psychedelic. This song has a nice dramatic vibe though and great haunting lyrics.
If I can help someone as I pass along,/ Cheer someone with a word or song,/ Show someone who´s travelling wrong/ My living would not be in vain!
If I can live the way every Christian ought,/ Forgetting myself and the problems I´ve got,/ Living for the others the words he has brought,/ My living would not be in vain!
I know that day will come/ When it´s time to leave,/ To leave this world with its many sorrows behind.
But friends when I leave/ I don´t want you`ll say:/That man left without even paying his way.
No, I want to give my share,/ I want to pay the price with my life.
If I can live the way…
But friends when I leave …
No, I want to give my share…
Now that day has come
and I´ll pay the price with my life!