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Songs about our society and system

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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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Hello ATS, just thought to start a thread on inpiring songs about our society and the current system we live in, would like to hear what the ATS community have to share...


I'll start with some songs that have touched me and I hope that you guys will continue so we can get some inspiration and new interesting music from each other...


Bob Marley - Babylon System


Lyrics:
"We refuse to be
What you wanted us to be;
We are what we are:
That's the way (way) it's going to be. If you don't know!
You can't educate I
For no equal opportunity:
(Talkin' 'bout my freedom) Talkin' 'bout my freedom,
People freedom (freedom) and liberty!
Yeah, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Rebel, rebel!
Yes, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Rebel, rebel!

Babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)
Suckin' the children day by day, yeah!
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
Suckin' the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! -
Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
Me say them graduatin' thieves and murderers;
Look out now: they suckin' the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
Yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)

Tell the children the truth;
Tell the children the truth
Tell the children the truth right now!
Come on and tell the children the truth;
............"


Eddie Vedder - Society
(Cover of Jerry Hannan)


Lyrics:
"It's a mystery to me
We have a greed with which we have agreed
And you think you have to want more than you need
Until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

When you want more than you have
You think you need...
And when you think more than you want
Your thoughts begin to bleed
I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
..........."


John Trudell - Crazy Horse
(More of a poetry than a song but beautifully done and inspiring)



Lyrics:
"Crazy Horse
We Hear what you say
One earth one mother
One does not sell the earth
The people walk upon
We are the land
How do we sell our mother
How do we sell the stars
How do we sell the air
Crazy Horse
We hear what you say

Too many people
Standing their ground
Standing the wrong ground
Predators face he possessed a race
Possession a war that doesn't end
Children of god feed on children of earth
Days people don't care for people
These days are the hardest
Material fields material harvest
decoration on chains that binds
Mirrors gold the people lose their minds
Crazy Horse
We Hear what you say
One earth one mother
One does not sell the earth
The people walk upon
We are the land
Today is now and then
Dream smokes touch the clouds
On a day when death didn't die
Real world time tricks shadows lie
Red white perception deception
Predator tries civilising us
But the tribes will not go without return
Genetic light from the other side
A song from the heart our hearts to give
The wild days the glory days live
........."


Last one for this post:

Enigma - The Same Parents


Lyrics:
"We all had the same parents
Many million years ago
Why can't we live in freedom
Without hunger, with no war?

At the beginning,
We all had one mother and one father
That's where we are descending from (attention)
I don't, I don't understand why so much hate (attention)

Between races, and religions
Its smile, insane
I don't understand (amazing)
Why it hurts, people died (incredible experience)
........."

Please share similar songs you have in mind... Looking forward to hear ATS' taste in this kind of music.




posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Quite a few Green Day songs, this one in particular, sorry I have no clue how to embed. This is one of my most favourite songs....

www.youtube.com...

"Jesus Of Suburbia"
[Part 1]

I'm the son of rage and love
The Jesus of Suburbia
From the bible of none of the above
On a steady diet of
Soda pop and Ritalin
No one ever died for my sins in hell
As far as I can tell
At least the ones I got away with

And there's nothing wrong with me
This is how I'm supposed to be
In a land of make believe
That don't believe in me

Get my television fixed
Sitting on my crucifix
The living room or my private womb
While the Moms and Brads are away
To fall in love and fall in debt
To alcohol and cigarettes and Mary Jane
To keep me insane,
Doing someone else's coc aine

And there's nothing wrong with me
This is how I'm supposed to be
In a land of make believe
That don't believe in me

[Part 2: City Of The Damned]

At the center of the Earth
In the parking lot
Of the 7-11 where I was taught
The motto was just a lie
It says home is where your heart is
But what a shame
Cause everyone's heart
Doesn't beat the same
It's beating out of time

City of the dead
At the end of another lost highway
Signs misleading to nowhere
City of the damned
Lost children with dirty faces today
No one really seems to care

I read the graffiti
In the bathroom stall
Like the holy scriptures of the shopping mall
And so it seemed to confess
It didn't say much
But it only confirmed that
The center of the earth
Is the end of the world
And I could really care less

City of the dead
At the end of another lost highway
Signs misleading to nowhere
City of the damned
Lost children with dirty faces today
No one really seems to care

[Part 3: I Don't Care]

I don't care if you don't
I don't care if you don't
I don't care if you don't care
[X4]

I don't care

Everyone is so full of #
Born and raised by hypocrites
Hearts recycled but never saved
From the cradle always to the grave
We are the kids of war and peace
From Anaheim to the middle east
We are the stories and disciples
Of the Jesus of suburbia
Land of make believe
And that don't believe in me
Land of make believe
And I don't believe
And I don't care!
I don't care! [x4]

[Part 4: Dearly Beloved]

Dearly beloved are you listening?
I can't remember a word that you were saying
Are we demented or am I disturbed?
The space that's in between insane and insecure
Oh, therapy, can you please fill the void?
Am I retarded or am I just overjoyed
Nobody's perfect and I stand accused
For lack of a better word, and that's my best excuse

[Part 5: Tales Of Another Broken Home]

To live and not to breathe
Is to die In tragedy
To run, to run away
To find what you believe
And I leave behind
This hurricane of #ing lies

I lost my faith to this
This town that don't exist
So I run
I run away
To the light of masochist
And I leave behind
This hurricane of #ing lies
And I walked this line
A million and one #ing times
But not this time

I don't feel any shame
I won't apologize

When there ain't nowhere you can go
Running away from pain
When you've been victimized
Tales from another broken home

You're leaving...
You're leaving...
You're leaving...
Ah you're leaving home...



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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reply to post by paradisepurple
 


Good song, it's been a while since I heard Green Day. Good old high school dayz



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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reply to post by SkullAndBeats235
 


Ill Bill is dope!




posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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reply to post by IEtherianSoul9
 


true, true, yes..



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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Killuminati, where do you think that word originated?
The government is watching us- Pac

For the Non Believers, may be a little off topic but he knew the government wanted him dead. Pac paid off the coroner no doubt! This proof does not include speaking about his last named album with the artist entitled 'Makaveli' who was a 16th century writer obsessed with faking his death.The coroner for Pac is now the director. Check it!



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Candidates are running
They want their names to be the one
You choose when your ballot is cast
100 years of war is promised
See no phobia in global warming
Teenagers marching into shopping malls
They're under the teeth

Well don't miss your chance to see it
While it's all happening
These are all once in a life time events
And time will wait for no one
I said time will wait for no one

Weapons are locked and ready
Insanity runs rampant in every institution
Under constant threat of a terrorist attack
Oh you think this is surreal?
You think you've seen a reaction?

Well don't miss your chance to see it
While it's all happening
These are all once in a life time events
And time will wait for no one

I said don't miss your chance to see it
While it's all happening
These are all once in a life time events
And time will wait for no one

I said time will wait for no one



Excellent song, way ahead of its time.



Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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I posted these a few days ago with no response, so... what the heck I'll post them again. They both get my attention in a positive manner, as they relate to the crossroads we're now at in society.







No Way We Can Lose

There can be
One answer for us all
There can be
No stopping what is ever changing
Living for the perfect dream it's time to make a resolution
There will be
Some peace
In our hearts
And our minds
We will all
Find a way
To resolve
Our differences
There's no way we can lose
When we all realize
That there are
No differences
There's no way we can lose
Ready or not
We can all find a way
We will be
Forgiving to the ones we love
We will see
The blossoming of the new spirit
Shaping everything to our design
We'll build a brighter future
We will free ourselves
From the chains
[From: www.elyrics.net... ]
That would bind
We can all
Find a way
To resolve
Our differences
There's no way we can lose
When we all
Realize
That there are
No differences
There's no way we can lose
No way we can
Lose
Ready or not
Ready or not
There's no way we can lose
We can all
Find a way
Ready or not
Ready or not
We can all
Find a way
To resolve
Our differences
There's no way we can lose
When we all realize that there are no differences
There's no way we can lose
No way we can
Lose
Ready or not
Ready or not
Ready or not
No way we can
Lose







Open Your Eyes

You got a great imagination
We carry on
In the same old way
No lessons
Learned
From yesterday
Talk of changes
Lost in pages of paperwork
I believe how can we refuse to see
I've received what could be our final destiny
I believe that still we go on
Day to day
Knowing what could be true
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Open your eyes
And discover
You're not the only one
In disguise
Do you wonder
When the change is gonna come
Open your eyes
You got a great imagination
You've cast the world
You set the stage
For what could be
The darkest age
Short exchanges
From perfect strangers we'll never know
Wish we knew
I believe that it's time to face reality
I've received it questioning the powers that be
[ From: www.elyrics.net... ]
I believe it are we too confused to see
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Open your eyes
And discover
You're not the only one
In disguise
Do you wonder
When the change is gonna come
Open your eyes
You got a great imagination
Open your eyes
Show it show it
Wish we knew
I believe that it's time to face reality
I've received it things aren't what they used to be
I believe that what I see in you you see in me
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Wish I knew
Open your eyes
And discover
You're not the only one
In disguise
Do you wonder
When the change is gonna come
You got a great imagination
You got a sweet imagination
You got a deep imagination
Show it show it show it
Show it show it show it




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:11 AM
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I couldn't leave this one out of the mix






(Hey everybody! Gather 'round! I'm here to give you
anything you like! You want free college, money,
mortages?! Whatever you like! You have come to the
right place! Why? I'll tell you why!)

Who can take your money? (Who can take your money?)
With a twinkle in their eye? (With a twinkle in their
eye?)
Take it all away and
Give it to some other guy

[Chorus]
The Government (the Government)
The Government can! (The Government can!)

Who can tax the Sun rise? (Who can tax the Sun rise?)
Who can tax the trees? (Who can tax the trees?)
Let you run a business and
Collect up all the fees

[Chorus]

The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)

The Government takes
Everything we make
To pay for all of their "sollutions"
Healthcare, Climate Change, Pollution
(Throw away the Constitution)

Who can give a bailout? (Who can give a bailout?)
Tell us to behave? (Tell us to behave?)
Make the Founding Fathers
Roll over in their graves

[Chorus]

The Government takes
Everything we make
They're power hungry
And malicious

The economics are fictitious
Soon we'll have to eat our dishes
Mmm! Delicious!

Who can be a failure? (Who can be a failure?)
In so many ways? (In so many ways?)
Instead of getting fired, HEY!
We'll give ourselves a raise!

[Chorus]

The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)
And your government can 'cause
they mix it with lies and
Makes it all taste good! (Makes it all taste good!)

And I feel so good
Because the Government
Says I should! Oh!...




edit on 2-7-2012 by mtnshredder because: (no reason given)


CX

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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Great thread.....many of the best songs are ones that probably will never be allowed in the MSM.

Here is my fave....bit of Billy Bragg....



CX.


CX

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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Heres a couple more....

Rising star Jake Bugg...



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