What song best describes the state of the world today?

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:07 AM
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I was thinking of making a music video about conspiracies and how screwed up the U.S. is at the moment, and that made me wonder what is the best song to describe the world's state of affairs at the moment..... a song that reminds you of conspiracies...disinfo....lies...coverups...what would be a perfect song? So, what do you think? Any favorites?

Some excerpts of mine...


Everybody knows that the dice are loaded /
everybody rows with their fingers crossed /
everybody knows the war is over /
everybody knows the good guys lost /
everybody knows the fight was fixed /
the poor stay poor, the rich get rich /
that's how it goes /
everybody knows.

- "Everybody Knows", Leonard Cohen


The paranoia is in bloom /
The PR transmissions will resume /
they'll try to push drugs, keep us all dumbed down /
and hope that we will never see the truth around /
so come on.

- "Uprising", Muse

Tell me what has become of my rights /
Am I invisible because you ignore me? /
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now /
I'm tired of being the victim of shame /
They're throwing me in a class with a bad name /
I can't believe this is the land from which I came.

- "They Don't Care About Us", Michael Jackson



Like Judas of old /
You lie and deceive /
A world war can be won /
You want me to believe /
But I see through your eyes /
And I see through your brain /
Like I see through the water /
That runs down my drain /
You fasten all the triggers /
For the others to fire /
Then you set back and watch /
When the death count gets higher /
You hide in your mansion /
As young people's blood /
Flows out of their bodies /
And is buried in the mud.

"Masters of War", Bob Dylan



That's all I got so far...




posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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It's the end of the world as we know it.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:18 AM
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Sums up the masses



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:20 AM
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I will add two songs here.


Ill add my favorate verse from this one...


wake up boy theres a light at the _.. i can hear someone knocking on the door. there are voices in the street, and the sound of running feet and they whisper the word... revolution.

The time has come to bring you back to us now,
Like the prodigal son surely we cant stop fighting,
Till we move as one in mind and purpose,
Straight to our victories certain over the man behind the curtains,
So we reach out,
To wake up those willing to speak out,
And take action before we get the camps and the rations,
Good and evil clashin in the 21st century,
Make a choice now,
Would you be a friend or an enemy of a true revolution against wicked institutions?
They done set up to rule us the evidence plentiful
Just read what they plan to do to us
In short remove us from the planet.
But we rock with the home court advantage
We done kicked off the revolution now we expand it.
Perpetrators of crimes against humanity reprimanded and punished,
Where to go?
Follow the sound of feet runnin and follow the sound of truth spittlin like machine gunnin.



*Warning* (Explicit language... Hit play at own risk!)


The first verse in 'We as Americans' rings true.

thanks for the thread.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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Without any shadow of doubt cast upon this:

-With respect and love:



[edit on 15-6-2010 by franspeakfree]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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The decline - NOFX


 
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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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I would like to suggest "All you need is love" by The Beatles.

Also "You see the quarter, I see the whole of the moon" with apologies to The Waterboys.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Where is the Love (Black Eyed Peas) literally just popped into my head.

Also, Wake Up (Rage Against the Machine)

Although you try to discredit
You still never edit
The needle I'll thread it
Radically poetic
Standin with the fury that they had in '66
And like E double I'm mad
Standin knee deep in the system's sh!t
Hoover, he was a body remover
I can give you a dose
But it can never come close
To the rage built up inside of me
Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements cease
When their heads are flown
'Cause all these punks got bullets in their heads
Departments of police, the judges, the Feds

Networks at work keepin people calm
You know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the Have-Nots
And then came the shot


Zack De La Rocha is something brilliant.

[edit on 15/6/10 by pretty_vacant]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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R.E.M----It's the end of the world as we know it. But thankfully I feel fine.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:43 AM
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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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BYOB-SOAD

Barbarisms by Barbaras
With pointed heels
Victorious victorious kneel
For brand new spankin' deals

Marching forward hypocritic and
Hypnotic computers
You depend on our protection
Yet you feed us lies from the tablecloth

La LA La La La La La La hoooo!

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Kneeling roses disappearing into
Moses' dry mouth
Breaking in the Fort Knox stealing
Our intentions

Hangars sitting dripped in oil
Crying freedom
Handed through obsoletion
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth

La La La La La LA La La hoooo!

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Blast off
It's party time
And we don't live in a fascist nation

Blast off
It's party time
And where the # are you?

Where the # are you?
Where the # are you?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?

Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?

They always send the poor
They always send the poor



[edit on 15-6-2010 by wigit]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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Consign to Oblivion by Epica:



How can we let this happen and Just keep our eyes closed 'till the end

The only thing that counts is the prosperity of today Most important to us is that our bills get paid

Our good intentions have always been delayed How can we let this happen and Just keep our eyes closed 'till the end When we will stand in front of heaven's gate It will be too late!

...

Open your eyes, we're not in paradise
How can't you see this stress is killing me?
Fulfil your dreams; life is not what is seems to be
We have captured time
So time made us all hostages without mercy

Low to the ground we feel safe
Low to the ground we feel brave

We all think we're generous
But we only fool ourselves
The only thing that matters is
Our way and our vision

Selfishly we're venomous
But you know the time tells us
There is more to life than our
Higher positions, race for perfection
Better, faster
We must return to the laws of the nature
Free ourselves from madness


(Full lyrics included with video)

I find it describes the current state of humanity (or at least the USA) beautifully.


[edit on 15-6-2010 by Sohan]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:46 AM
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Randy Newman Political Science

I'm Australian, dont hurt our Kangaroos

www.youtube.com...

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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hands down on this video that .. for me, describes one hellva alot of where we are at and have been for awhile.. it's the only LP video/song I like... so far.. the message is pretty clear..




posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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ohh man!
there are soo many...
but what comes to mind at the moment'
is the song "Ascend"
by Sweatshop Union~


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"We are passing into a great change of species
And no matter how loudly the old authorities
May proclaim that this is not so, it is going to happen
Our moment of time, when population reaches it's limit
And the world as we know it ends, is not about death at all,
It is about ascending into a new kind of life"

They only see to the sky
Our dreams and our lives
Our means to survive
But not between our eyes
We gotta free our minds and re-design them
Seek and find the trees to climb high and
Read the signs between the lines
Defeat the lies discreetly hiding deep inside them
Sheep unite and beat the tyrant
Leave the island but keep smiling (smiling)
'Cause why try to fit in
To this life that has been
Pre-planned to keep man in a cycle of sin
The fight could have been won
But we sit stunned
As we get drunk and forget once we were tricked
And now they can complete their goal
'Cause we're convinced that dung heaps are gold
People sold to keep our souls dug in
Deeper holes than we could know we're stuck in

"Now something is wrong with that... don't you think?"

[Chorus]
Life can be a sequence of precluded opportunities
Just like déjà vu that never ends
It seems our position as spirit beings
On this physical journey's to make our moves and then ascend
Life can be a sequence of precluded opportunities
Just like déjà vu that never ends
It seems our position as spirit beings
On this physical journey's to make our moves and then ascend

I know sometimes it seems like it's some kind of dream, right?
Some try to scream and reach the sunshining beams
But the path is paved with choices, and the voices tell you lies
But it's your choice, your life, don't wait for hell to rise
It won't be televised in any case
On any stations anyways
Many wait for many saviors
Many say that any day
The penny's they attempt to save will buy them plenty acres
And the petty labor's every day's work's fruit can then be savored
Believe what you choose to but I refuse to surrender
To the people that rule you and their ruthless agendas
Spent a day away with me
Don't slave this week or play the game
End the pain, I'll make you see
The sacred tree and break the chains
Leave your alleys and streets, walk the valleys and peaks with me
This is all ours if you and I can just leave it be
Freedom is as easy as believing that we're one
Breathing it in deeply and the healing has begun

[Chorus]

Until we change our ways
There's no #ing way they'll change their ways
Manipulate our brains with the airwaves
Our kids will face the same # when they're slaves
What gets me is they claim that it's fair play
But label us insane if we dare say
Anything that unlocks the staircase
So they can keep us locked in a scared state

Yeah, but until I change my ways
There's no #ing way you'll change your ways
So we'll keep celebrating Earth Day
Even though it's clear it's merely wordplay
What gets me is I know that they can cure AIDS
'Cause they control the healthcare and the birthrate
Then indoctrinate us 'til we serve hate
And incarcerate us in this birdcage

"And what frightens me is that... people are simply letting it happen"

[Chorus]

Sweatshop

You don't need to believe it
Or even agree with it
But give yourself time to make memories then leave it

Innocent Bystanders



I have their discography [all albums] on file, if anyone wants the torrent, let me know.

I have a couple other songs in mind,
I will add them tomorrow.
cool thread, thanks.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:16 AM
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For me most anything from System of a Down could qualify , but most especially I think it has to be Holy Mountains
Lyrics just sum it up perfectly



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:19 AM
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It's not the words, its the feeling...



Korg.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:22 AM
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What song can best describe a world where each day begins more corrupted than it ended? I suppose the Fiddle and the Drum will be my contribution.







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