Hi fellow members of ATS,
I would like to start this thread with the collaborative efforts of yourselves to discover what influences of
music helped you ascertain that the world is probably not how it appears on the surface.
I can remember back when i was only 9 when a groovy song appeared in the charts, i especially enjoyed the film clip being that it had
puppets acting in real life situations.
After hearing it many times and singing the lyrics i began to question what they meant, so i asked my uncle. He told me it was a piss take
at the american government and others for their behaviors and how it affects us all and things around the world.
This song is what created a nature within myself to not believe everything you hear, and if its unbelievable, to find out for yourself.
My song was that of Genesis named Land of Confusion.(1987,great for its time)
Please add to this thread by sharing the song that may have paved the way!!!
(For those of you who don't get the video, it features characters like Thatcher, Reagan, Nixon, Kissinger, and Khomeni, who defined the Cold War, as
well as pop culture figures like Prince, Madonna, Clint Eastwood, etc. This video was created in 1987, two years before the Cold War ended, and is
rich with relevant symbolism and motifs. )
It appears that it cannot be embeded, tho it can easily be accessed by clicking the Youtube symbol in the bottom righthand corner.
video is disabled, there. anyway. it's an excellent song. i remember that one as a young man myself. the one i would say changed it all: hmmmm. too
many to choose from. most recently though would be chris cornell's version of michael jackson's billy jean.
Thank you for your contributions.And thankyou to Republican08 for the fix. Iwould've like a few more, i guess time will
tell. Is there any way of getting more people to notice this thread? im very interested to see the influences music has on my fellow members here on
It wasn't a particular song for me, but a particular band, boy sets fire.
Before hearing them I got bits and pieces from listening to
rage against the machine and nofx and other bands like that.
But actually reading the lyrics to most boy sets fire songs really
got me thinking about things.
Then, of course, there's Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden.
I was 10 years old when I first heard it........
Shortly after I came to the US (from Italy).....it was this song that began my pondering into the world of music.
This song won San Remo (86').....which is a huge (yearly) music festival in Italy. He's now become a legend since winning the festival.....his voice
carries such a stigma to it....
The reason of such a personal significance is how I watched my (hardnosed) Dad cry like a little kid when he (1st) heard it.....I knew right then and
there it meant something more.....and to this day....there are times when I get goose bumbs listening to it.....most amazing, life prolific
Eros Ramazzotti - Adessu Tu (starts after 20 seconds)
nato ai bordi di periferia
dove i tram non vanno avanti più
dove l'aria è popolare
è più facile sognare
che guardare in faccia la realtà
quanta gente giovane va via
a cercare più di quel che ha
forse perché i pugni presi
a nessuno li ha mai resi
e dentro fanno male ancor di più
ed ho imparato che nella vita
nessuno mai ci da di più
ma quanto fiato quanta salita
andare avanti senza voltarsi mai
e ci sei adesso tu
a dare un senso ai giorni miei
va tutto bene dal momento che ci sei
ma non dimentico
tutti gli amici miei
che sono ancora là
e ci si trova sempre più soli
a questa età non sai...non sai
ma quante corse ma quanti voli
andare avanti senz' arrivare mai
e ci sei adesso tu
al centro dei pensieri miei
la parte interna dei respiri tu sarai
che non si limita
tu che per me sei già
adesso sai chi è
quell' uomo che c'è in me
nato ai bordi di periferia
dove non ci torno quasi più
resta il vento che ho lasciato
come un treno già passato
oggi che mi sei accanto
oggi che si sei soltanto
oggi che ci sei
(doesn't sound as right. not the same.. u know........but here it is translated)
Born to the periphery edges
where the tram do not go ahead further more
where l’ air is popular, abundant
it is easier to dream
that to glare watch (our) face the truth
how many young people journey away
to try and find more than what they have
Perhaps because the punches taken
to nobody it has never rendered them
& no one who’s ever raised them
and I have learned that in the life
nobody never gives to us more
but how much breath
how much to climb
to go ahead without looking behind
and you are here... now
in giving sense to the days
all good from the moment
that you are here, now
but I do not forget all the friends mine
that they are still here
and they find themselvses to us more and more in solitude
to this day & age you do not know…
you do not know
but how many races
but how many flights
to go ahead in life
and to never arrive
and you are here...now
in the center of my thoughts
the inner part of my breaths
you will be the will that does
to not limit myself
you that for me you are already won again
now you know who is quell'
man who c' he is in been born me to the periphery edges
where I do not return
to us nearly more the wind remains
that I have left like a train already passed
today that you are…here...now
next the day that you are yourself
only today that there is
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