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What song changed it all for you?

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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 02:46 AM
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.

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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:53 AM
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.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:08 AM

For other countries, hehe.

Mine was,

It really helped me out in a time of need, and it makes a great song for when you're driving to work!

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:10 AM

This is the song redone my Disturbed it's a good song nonetheless!

I'd check it out, it really has a good meaning, read the lyrics please.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:13 AM
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy | Television, The Drug Of The Nation.

Television... The Drug Of The Nation,
Breeding Ignorance and Feeding Radiation


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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:22 AM
Well, there are definately many of those.

One that comes immediately into my mind is Infinite dreams by Iron Maiden. from the album Seventh son of a seventh son.

I remember listening this album when i was at my pre-teens and the lyrics truly made me think.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:45 AM
One of my favorite bands... Incubus

Not sure how to fix the YouTube Video problem about the embedding..
Can someone tell me how to fix please?

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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 04:58 AM
Excellent people!!
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 ATS.
Cheers again!!

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:26 AM
Caution: sad songs ahead

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by Kaytagg

Thankjs Kaytagg. There are a few saddies there but if thats what did it for, cheers fvor your contribution

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 07:15 AM
For me it was this tune but I like this version and video better.
I don't know how to emb vids so I hope this works.
Ok it didn't work...heres the link.

[edit on 19-6-2009 by DrumsRfun]

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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.

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 12:23 PM
Going way back here....child of the 80's I was...but this song started it all.

Silent Running lyrics

Take your children and yourself and hide out in the cellar.

By now the fighting will be close at hand.

Don't believe the church and state

and everything they tell you.

Believe in me

I'm with the high command.

Can you hear me

can you hear me running?

Can you heal me running

can you hear me calling you?

Can you heal me

can you hear me running?

Can you hear me running

can you hear me calling you?

There's a gun and amunition just inside the doorway;

Use it only in emergency.

Better you should pray to God

the father and the spirit.

Will guide you and protect you from up here.

Can you hear me

can you hear me running? . . .

Show allegiance to the flag whatever flag they offer.

Never hint at what you really feel.

Teach the children quietly for some day sons and daughters.

Will rise up and fight where we stood still.

Can you hear me

can you hear me running? . . .

Can you hear me

can you hear me running?

Can you heal me running

can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running

can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me

hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running

hear me running


Can you hear me running

hear me running!

Calling you

calling you!

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 01:50 PM
Cool thread

I was 10 years old when I first heard it........
Shortly after I came to the US (from Italy) 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 lyrics.......(I'll translate)

Eros Ramazzotti - Adessu Tu (starts after 20 seconds)

Adesso Tu
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
adesso tu
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
la volontà
che non si limita
tu che per me sei già
una rinvicita
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
adesso tu

(doesn't sound as right. not the same.. u know........but here it is translated)

Now You
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
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…
next the day that you are yourself
only today that there is
Now….. You…..

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posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 03:33 PM
Actually it was the WHO version that helped wake me up but I also like VanHaggars version too.


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posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 06:31 PM

I was about 15 years old and heard this song over and over again. Then i left my mothers house


*hope the link works

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 08:25 PM
good songs change everything again and again...

[edit on 20-6-2009 by milabb.]

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 09:14 PM

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 09:16 PM
reply to post by NW111

classic stuff NW111

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 03:33 AM
Thank you all again for your contributions. Couple great songs there. Music.........What would we do without it........

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