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Uplifting song I thought I'd share

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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There's an old song I'd like to share, to anyone who's never heard of it, that I think is pretty appropriate to the way people are feeling these days. It's called "I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight" by Atlanta Rhythm Section. Grooveshark it.

Here are the lyrics:



I picked up the paper this morning
And read all the daily blues
The world is one big tragedy
I wonder what I can do

About all the pain and injustice
About all of the sorrow
We're living in a danger zone
The world could end tomorrow

But I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
But I won't let it bother me tonight

Life on the street is a jungle
A struggle to keep up the pace
I just can't beat that old dog eat dog
The rats keep winnin' the rat race

But I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
The world is in an uproar and I see no end in sight
But I won't let it bother me tonight

I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
But I won't let it bother me tonight

Lord, Lord, Lord
We got nothing but trouble
I've done all I can do today
So bartender pour me a double, right now

But I['m not gonna let it bother me tonight
I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
The world is in an uproar and I see no end in sight
But I won't let it bother me tonight

I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
No I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight
Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide
But I will not let it bother me tonight




posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Good tune. An excellent thing to listen to on those dark days when it all feels like a bit too much.

For something with a bit more defiance (though an almost folky delivery), I dig HUMANWINE's tune "You Are Free" I've bolded the passages of most interest to ATS membership, but the band's entire body of work (both musically and from an activist standpoint) is worth checking out.


"You Are Free"

I've met some sailors on the oceans of time
Come to find their home made maps are all aligned with mine
It seems we want the same for all of humankind
to back the truck up wake the # up and get out of these lines
I am a sailor on these waves
embrace the choices that I've made
to live outside of a cage
I get to live the open waves

(Chorus):
The Sky is so much bigger when you're free
The stars are so much brighter out at sea (out of your cities)
You think you'll get a chip in my head
Well I'll fight you to the death
I'm no good to you dead


I am a sailor on these waves
I am enraged by the injustice all around us it surrounds us effecting us all
this place that we go shed our ego and eat off of our own plate
an old tradition it's our kitchen and it's always open late
We dine on all the stories of our kind
they fill our mouths and we wash them down with wine

(Chorus)

I am a sailor on the oceans of time
I look to find a reason open season on my mind why
these are unfair conditions we have found ourselves in
but we keep rowing always going toward the only opening we see
those who are blocking us and locking us away
find that the strength inside us like a virus grows everyday


(Chorus)

To all the sailors on the oceans of time who've got a brother of a sister inside the lines
We keep shouting for a time of their release
Cause it takes each and everyone of us to bring it to it's knees
Those who were once confined (did a stretch of time) they glow like fireflies and light up the night sky!


(Chorus)

(c)2010Nervous Relatives Music | HUMANWINE is a member of A.S.C.A.P

The band also walks the walk. They've gone largely off the grid with their Recycled Movement project to create a self-sufficient non-fossil fuel bus/home/recording studio. Good people.



 
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