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Which Songs Affect You On A Visceral Level?

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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: Justoneman
They basically are for MAN and not THE man.... Love their observations.


Agreed 100%. These lyrics from When the Tigers Broke Free are incredible. And the way the song so abruptly ends right after the crescendo.. what perfection.

It was just before dawn
One miserable morning in black '44
When the forward commander
Was told to sit tight
When he asked that his men be withdrawn
And the generals gave thanks
As the other ranks
Held back the enemy tanks for a while
And the Anzio bridghead was held for the price
Of a few hundred ordinary lives

And kind old King George sent mother a note
When he heard that father was gone
It was, I recall, in the form of a scroll
With gold leaf and all
And I found it one day
In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away
And my eyes still grow damp
To remember
That his majesty signed
With his own rubber stamp

It was dark all around
There was frost in the ground
When the tigers broke free
And no one survived from the Royal Fusiliers, Company see
They were all left behind
Most of them dead
The rest of them dying
And that's how the high command
Took my daddy from me.




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: Justoneman
a reply to: [post=21867968]zosimov

AMEN my all time fav's have been Pink Floyd. They basically are for MAN and not THE man.... Love their observations.

"Dogs of war and men of hate. There's no cause , they don't discriminate. Discovery is to be disowned.....
ETA
"One world is a battle ground, one world they will smash it down..."
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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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This one always makes me think of an old love.


In my
Nothing
You meant everything
Everything to me



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Aww, this song is so sweet! I'm a major softie.




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

lol, here's my NIN that reminds me of an old love.



I hadn't heard the one you posted yet- thanks for a new great!

Remember when these two were a couple? This video is disturbing on several levels.


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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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The first Tool song I ever heard.. blew me away




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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I hated John Lennon while I was growing up.
I was a metal head so his music didn't speak to me..
Until I got older.

I was blown away by many of his songs once I started to listen,
and then....I found this:


I've always been a huge Ozzy fan so the combination kind of blew me away.



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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

Wow, what an interesting combo! It works so well though! I'm mostly surprised that Ozzy's version managed to keep that trippy Beatles feel while being totally original too.



One of my favorite Ozzy's




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic


Just watch.


This is GOLD!

Funny sidenote: I've seen this performance on some crazy video as proof that Santana were possessed by demons or channeling evil spirits..



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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Keeping up the Dead Can Dance theme of the first song I posted...Something from the solo careers of the two primary people that have made up DCD over the years..

Lisa Gerrard with Denez Prigent doing Gortoz A Ran J'Attends from the Black Hawk Down score...
Just a really sad, mournful but powerful song..



Brendan Perry doing Voyage of Bran
This song sets a specific mood when I need it..




Something a bit heavier and darker..Chelsea Wolfe doing Survive off the album Abyss..
This also sets a specific mood for me when needed..



Finally ..Stabbing Westward doing the song Save Yourself
This song has one of my favorite lyric verses ever which sums up some excellent internal strife I dealt with..

"My life has been a nightmare
My soul is fractured to the bone
If I must be lonely
I think I'd rather be alone (I think I'd rather be alone)"


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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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Another one ..Though not my normal style of music I dont know anyone that knows this song that doesn't feel it resonate with a period of heartbreak in his or her life.. Not sure you can get much more visceral than that.

A Fine Frenzy doing Almost Lover

Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
Images

You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

Well, I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images

And when you left, you kissed my lips
You told me you would never, never forget
These images

Well, I'd never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine
Did I make it that easy to walk right in and out
Of my life?

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do


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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

This song is incredible. Definitely got the goosebumps going.


Thanks!



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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*Life story alert*

I was first placed in a children's home at four years old and I spent my entire childhood moving around the British Isles from children's homes to foster homes, unit to unit, and from school to school. I was being constantly physically bullied for things like having tatty hand-me-down clothes, being overweight, and for not living with my parents. All the while I was dealing with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome which made life incredibly difficult, as at the time I was just branded as being a weirdo or 'naughty'. Basically, growing up was an extremely difficult experience. Let's put it this way, I wanted to die from a very young age, I'd had enough early on in life.

One year, when I was about ten years old, my father sent me a few old tape cassettes so I could record the radio (I was big into music from a young age). On one of these tapes was some of the nicest music I'd ever heard, even still to this day. One track, in particular, touched a part of my soul deep down that I didn't even know existed. To some people, it's a sad piece of music, but to me, it was my snuggly blanket, it was a good night lullaby, it was a god night kiss on the forehead from my Mum every night I'd put my head down in whatever place I found myself in. It's hard to explain, but this song was there for me when no one else was, it saved me from the hell I was living in some way.

It's called 'Midnight Walker', and it's by a guy called Davey Spillane ~

www.youtube.com...

I'm also a big fan of anything by Enya, Clannad, and Evanescence. (Just to balance things out a bit, I'm also a fan of anything by Mokum Records, and pretty much anything else in-between).

I'm sorry for the rambling comment, but whenever I share Midnight Walker with people I feel compelled to tell them about how it helped me out when I was enduring my darkest days.

On a brighter note, I'm now happily settled with a beautiful partner and our three kids back in my home island of Jersey, my Mum lives just around the corner and pops around to cook a roast dinner every other Sunday, and she also happens to be my closest friend and confidant. Oh, and I lost weight (lol). Things can and often do work out for the best eventually.

My warm regards,

Chris, Proud Aspy
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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Chris, you have such a touching life story..and you told it so beautifully! Struck deep, just like the music I asked for in this thread. Thank you so much for that. I am so glad to hear the happy ending though! The song you posted could melt me.


Thanks again. Oh and the vid you posted won't play in the US.. let's try this one for my fellow Americans.




posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Ah OK, that'll be it then, no worries and thank you!

All the best



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Artificial music... by artificially intelligent computers. In the information section below the AI video it states,

"French composer Benoît Carré arranged and produced the songs, and wrote the lyrics."

For my money, I have two...

Nine Inch Nails, Closer (Uncensored version, not for the squeamish).

Vimeo

Opera isn't for everyone, Anna Prohaska flew over the Cukoo's nest...



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Oh that opera song is so lovely.. thank you.

Curios: did the "AI" song affect you as it did me and others who felt repulsed?

So the AI didn't write the lyrics, arrange or produce the song.. what precisely was its role you think? To generate random sounds?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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Curios: did the "AI" song affect you as it did me and others who felt repulsed?

So the AI didn't write the lyrics, arrange or produce the song.. what precisely was its role you think? To generate random sounds?

Were you repulsed because you know a computer did it or because it was really bad.

Imo, a program does what its told to. In this case not even a good copycat.

Like giving an elephant a paintbrush. It will produce something that, for an elephant, will be 'amazing', but inhuman.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

The Wall, masterpiece art, life and music. Probably my all time favorite.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Ok, fair question. It has given me a weird kind of lingering headache every time I heard it (temples). I can't think of anything else that has made me feel that way. Totally unsettled.
Actually was posted here on ATS and I clicked out of curiousity (I think in an unbiased type of way but can't say for sure).

Strange. Dont know what it is about it and there is another AI song (Daddy's Car) that made me feel the same way. Perhaps some unconscious dislike coming through (don't tell Roko's Basilisk!)


I agree that The Wall is a genuine masterpiece visually, storywise and musically.



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