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Games Without Frontiers

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posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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this is a gem right here.

any fans?

dont hear this much anymore

great war commentary.
for sure





posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 03:08 PM
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of course radio ruined one of the best lines of the song by changing

"whistling tunes, we piss on the goons in the jungle"

to

"whistling tunes, we're kissing baboons in the jungle"

that should be unacceptable. how many people probably dont get the song and that change does not help

"if looks could kill they probably will"


its fantastic



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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LOVE this song, and Peter Gabriel in general. Thanks for this.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

My Gabriel favourite.




posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

The song, is not about war, its about the Olympics. Just so you know. Look it up!



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: TinySickTears

The song, is not about war, its about the Olympics. Just so you know. Look it up!




yeah i dont think it is

its not about the olympics cause there is footage in the video
edit on 12-1-2019 by TinySickTears because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: TinySickTears

The song, is not about war, its about the Olympics. Just so you know. Look it up!


I think it's about the TV game "Jeux sans frontiers", hence the lyrics.

The British version was called "It's a knockout".

Can you post something for your olympics link please.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: nerbot

originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: TinySickTears

The song, is not about war, its about the Olympics. Just so you know. Look it up!


I think it's about the TV game "Jeux sans frontiers", hence the lyrics.

The British version was called "It's a knockout".

Can you post something for your olympics link please.


its not about that either

inspired by

en.wikipedia.org...(song)


The song's lyrics are interpreted as a commentary on war and international diplomacy being like children's games



The song's title refers to Jeux Sans Frontières, a long-running TV show broadcast in several European countries, in which teams of residents representing a town or city in one of the participating countries would compete in games of skill while frequently dressed in bizarre costumes. While some games were simple races, others allowed one team to obstruct another. The British version was titled It's a Knockout, which Gabriel mentions in the lyrics.



The video includes film clips of Olympic events and scenes from the 1951 educational film Duck and Cover, which used a cartoon turtle to instruct US school children on what to do in case of nuclear attack. Such forlorn imagery tends to reinforce the song's antiwar theme



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
this is a gem right here.

any fans?

dont hear this much anymore

great war commentary.
for sure


Yea, I loved this song and Peter Gabriel is part of Genesis with Phil Collins.
" In games without frontiers war without tears."


And to me "Sledge Hammer" was awesome. "Big Time" too.

Thanks TST for the good diversion.



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 02:26 AM
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Yeah, Gabriel is an early art rock god.

Many older white guys got as close to funky as they'll ever get via ol' Pete. I like his early stuff, before he had to pay for his kid's college and sell out to top 40 crapola.

Security is a nice low light, intoxicated album... and one might even dance in their tighty whities to some tracks...

I have the touch - PG




posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: TinySickTears

The song, is not about war, its about the Olympics. Just so you know. Look it up!




its bothering me still that you think it is about the olympics.

Peter in the beginning of the video

"this song is about nationalism. especially the sort of nationalism that allows one country to forget totally the rights of another country. this is specifically dedicated to the 43k unnecessary victims of the totally unnecessary war in Nicaragua"




posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Love Peter Gabriel's work.

but my fave song from him is Red Rain:



Lyrics
Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
We touch, this place is so quiet, sensing that storm
Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
Well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around, see no sign of pain
Hay ay ay no pain
Seeing no red at all, see no rain
Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
Red rain
Ohhhh
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
With the trust of a child
Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
And I can't watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
I'm bathing in
Red rain coming down
Red rain is falling down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain



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