Hole In The Wall


今日の英語:rust belt

= (ウィキペディアの言葉を借りれば)

ラストベルト(英:Rust Belt)とはアメリカ合衆国中西部地域と大西洋岸中部地域の一部に渡る脱工業化が進んでいる領域を表現する呼称である。ラスト(rust)は金属のさびのことで、使われなくなった工場や機械を表現している。

ラストベルト - Wikipedia



Well we're living here in Allentown
And they're closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line
Well our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers in the USO
Asked them to dance
Danced with them slow
And we're living here in Allentown
But the restlessness was handed down
And it's getting very hard to stay
Well we're waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania we never found
For the promises our teachers gave
If we worked hard
If we behaved
So the graduations hang on the wall
But they never really helped us at all
No they never taught us what was real
Iron and coal
And chromium steel
And we're waiting here in Allentown