song meaning

  • Tom Lehrer – Pollution

    Seldom do the circumstances require and endorse the use of the adverb “seldom”, furthermore repeatedly, and even more seldom do the circumstances require and endorse the use of the noun “glee”, furthermore appealing to its original definition, namely a seldom felt emotional state of unconditional delight, happiness, exultation, jubilance....
  • I was born in Palestine – Emel Mathlouthi

    “Emel Mathlouthi’s voice feels as if a bird’s heart was set on fire by the deepest point of the ocean, a fire that none can extinguish except the highest point of the sky. But the bird does not want its heart to stop burning, so the wind can keep...
  • Radiohead 2008 Barcelona, Catalonia Daydream Festival

    Idioteque – Radiohead

    Idioteque is a song by English rock band Radiohead, featured as the eighth trachk from their 2000 album Kid A. Although never released as a single as with all other songs on the album, it has since become one of the band’s most famous and popular songs amongst critics and...
  • Robert Wyatt – Lullaby for Hamza

    According to Shakespeare’s King Lear, “when we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools”. After coming into this world on the 17th of January 1991, amidst the start of the bombardment of Iraq during the Gulf war, Hamza al-Ghanem cried relentlessly for...
  • Mother Nature’s Son – The Beatles

    “If a man is able to submit himself to nature, then nature will react to his needs. Almighty nature is all powerful and all loving, for the laws of nature are for the creation and evolution of all beings and creatures throughout the cosmos. There is no greater kindness...
  • Prisoner for an idea

    ‘Any person who is physically restrained (by imprisonment or otherwise) from expressing (in any form of words or symbols) an opinion which he honestly holds and which does not advocate or condone personal violence’. (Amnesty International founder Peter Berenson coining and defining the expression ‘Prisoners of Conscience” in a...
  • Phil Ochs. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Phil Ochs – Iron Lady

    Phil Ochs was an American topical folk singer-songwriter, most active, politically and artistically, in the 1960’s counterculture era. His strenuous advocacy of peace, freedom, equality, social fairness, human rights and human dignity inspired nearly all of his music, and that very same music, in turn, inspired or gave voice...
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    Society

    Music from the Motion Picture: Into the Wild, is the debut solo studio album by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder, and is based on his contributions to the soundtrack for the 2007 film Into the Wild. This was inspired by the real story of graduate Christopher McCandless, who, in 1990 at...
  • Korea Blues- J.B. Lenoir

    J.B Lenoir was one of the protagonists of the Chicago blues scene of the 50s and 60s. His zebra patterned suit, and high-pitched voice could be recognised for miles. Born in Tilton, Mississippi, Lenoir started playing when he was “awful young” as he said in an interview with filmmaker Steve...
  • Patti Smith

    People have the power – Patti Smith

    People have the power, is probably one of the most famous and powerful protest songs of all time. It was written by Patti Smith and her late husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith, and released as a lead single from the 1988’s album Dream of Life. Notably, we could say that...
  • Animals album cover

    Sheep | Animals – Pink Floyd

    Today is the third and last episode of our Sounds from the Bucket series dedicated to Animals. Loosely based on George Orwell‘s political fable Animal Farm, the album’s lyrics describe various classes in society as different kinds of animals: the combative dogs, despotic ruthless pigs, and the “mindless and unquestioning herd” of...
  • Animals album cover

    Pigs (Three Different Ones) | Animals – Pink Floyd

    Today is the second episode of our Sounds from the Bucket series dedicated to Animals. Loosely based on George Orwell‘s political fable Animal Farm, the album’s lyrics describe various classes in society as different kinds of animals: the combative dogs, despotic ruthless pigs, and the “mindless and unquestioning herd” of sheep....
  • Animals album cover

    Dogs | Animals – Pink Floyd

    Animals is the tenth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 23 January 1977. It is a concept album that provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of late-70s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work. Loosely based on George...
  • Mississippi Goddam- Nina Simone

    “You don’t have to live next to me Just give me my equality” Racial discrimination is a problem of the present. With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump filling our tv screens and newspapers with racist remarks and comments, and as police violence towards black people keeps on claiming...
  • Frank Zappa

    I’m the Slime – Frank Zappa

    I’m the Slime is a 1973 single by Frank Zappa and The Mothers from the album Over-Nite Sensation. For the recording of this song (and most of the Over-Nite Sensation), Zappa used Ike Turner‘s Bolic Studios in L.A. By virtue of this arrangement, Turner offered up the use of the...
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