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    Default Music lyrics - influences and hidden meanings and lost souls

    It's awful horrible that Dolores O'Riordan passed at the young age of 46. I feel as if it is foul play, not just a alcohol related incident. What was she fighting in her head?

    The Cranberries Lyrics
    "Zombie" 1994

    Another head hangs lowly
    Child is slowly taken
    And the violence caused such silence
    Who are we mistaken

    But you see it's not me
    It's not my family
    In your head, in your head
    They are fighting
    With their tanks and their bombs
    And their bombs and their guns
    In your head, in your head
    They are cryin'


    In your head, in your head
    Zombie, zombie, zombie, hey, hey
    What's in your head, in your head
    Zombie, zombie, zombie, hey, hey, hey, oh

    Dou, dou, dou, dou
    Dou, dou, dou, dou
    Dou, dou, dou, dou
    Dou, dou, dou, dou

    Another mother's breakin'
    Heart is taking over
    When the violence causes silence
    We must be mistaken

    It's the same old theme
    Since nineteen-sixteen
    In your head, in your head
    They're still fightin'
    With their tanks and their bombs
    And their bombs and their guns
    In your head, in your head
    They are dyin'

    In your head, in your head
    Zombie, zombie, zombie, hey, hey
    What's in your head, in your head
    Zombie, zombie, zombie, hey, hey, hey
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
    Hey, oh, ya, ya-a
    *********************************

    What was Cheap Trick thinking? I think I mentioned this in another post.

    Cheap Trick Lyrics
    "Dream Police" 1979

    The dream police, they live inside of my head
    The dream police, they come to me in my bed
    The dream police, they're coming to arrest me, oh, no

    You know that talk is cheap
    And those rumors ain't nice
    And when I fall asleep
    I don't think I'll survive the night, the night

    'Cause they're waiting for me
    They're looking for me
    Every single night
    They're driving me insane
    Those men inside my brain

    The dream police, they live inside of my head (live inside of my head)
    The dream police, they come to me in my bed (come to me in my bed)
    The dream police, they're coming to arrest me, oh, no

    Well, I can't tell lies
    'Cause they're listening to me
    And when I fall asleep
    Bet they're spying on me tonight, tonight

    'Cause they're waiting for me
    They're looking for me
    Every single night
    They're driving me insane
    Those men inside my brain

    I try to sleep, they're wide awake, they won't let me alone
    They don't get paid to take vacations or let me alone
    They spy on me, I try to hide, they won't let me alone
    They persecute me, they're the judge and jury all in one

    'Cause they're waiting for me
    They're looking for me
    Every single night
    They're driving me insane
    Those men inside my brain

    The dream police, they live inside of my head (live inside of my head)
    The dream police, they come to me in my bed (come to me in my bed)
    The dream police, they're coming to arrest me
    The dream police (police, police)
    The dream police (police, police)
    The dream police (police, police)
    The dream police (police, police)
    The dream police (police, police)
    The dream police (police, police)

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    Default Re: Music lyrics - influences and hidden meanings and lost souls

    We lost Freddie Mercury at age 45. David Bowie aged okay at 69.

    The good friends screaming let me out reminds me of the instigators.

    Queen & David Bowie Lyrics
    "Under Pressure"

    Pressure: pushing down on me,
    Pressing down on you, no man ask for.
    Under pressure that burns a building down,
    Splits a family in two,
    Puts people on streets.

    That's OK.

    That's the terror of knowing
    What this world is about.
    Watching some good friends screaming,
    "Let me out!"

    Tomorrow gets me higher.
    Pressure on people, people on streets.

    OK.

    Chippin' around, kick my brains 'round the floor.
    These are the days: it never rains but it pours.

    People on streets.
    People on streets.

    It's the terror of knowing
    What this world is about.
    Watching some good friends screaming,
    "Let me out!"

    Tomorrow gets me higher, higher, high!
    Pressure on people, people on streets.

    Turned away from it all like a blind man.
    Sat on a fence, but it don't work.
    Keep coming up with love, but it's so slashed and torn.

    Why, why, why!?

    Love, love, love, love, love.

    Insanity laughs under pressure.
    We're breaking.

    Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
    Why can't we give love that one more chance?
    Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?

    'Cause love's such an old-fashioned word,
    And love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night,
    And love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves.
    This is our last dance.
    This is our last dance.
    This is ourselves.

    Under pressure.
    Under pressure.
    Pressure.

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    Default Re: Music lyrics - influences and hidden meanings and lost souls

    I wonder if a lot of these stars are subject to targeting particularly if they do not conform to specific narratives.

    The reason is they generally command large audiences which means they bend the ears of many with literal and passive influences, not just the music.

    John Lennon is a good example of massive influence and a challenging narrative when he communicated with his fan base particularly about religion. It is my opinion, his death was planned on.
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    Music has always spoken to me. And I'm finding songs that have been around for years are standing out to me.

    Livin on the edge - Aerosmith

    There's something wrong with the world today
    I don't know what it is
    Something's wrong with our eyes
    We're seeing things in a different way
    And God knows it ain't his
    It sure ain't no surprise, yeah
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    There's something wrong with the world today
    The light bulb's getting dim
    There's meltdown in the sky
    If you can judge a wise man
    By the color of his skin
    Then mister you're a better man than I, oh
    Living on the edge
    (You can't help yourself from falling)
    Living on the edge
    (You can't help yourself at all)
    Living on the edge
    (You can't stop yourself from falling)
    Living on the edge
    (Everybody, everybody)
    Tell me what you think about your situation
    Complication, aggravation
    Is getting to you, yeah
    If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is falling
    Even if it wasn't, would you still come crawling
    Back again?
    I bet you would my friend
    Again, and again, and again, and again, and again
    Yeah, tell me what you think about your situation
    Complication, aggravation
    Is getting to you
    If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is falling
    Even if it wasn't, would you still come crawling
    Back again?
    I bet you would my friend
    Again, and again, and again, and again
    Something right with the world today
    And everybody knows it's wrong
    But we can tell 'em no or we could let it go
    But I would rather be a hanging on
    Living on the edge
    (You can't help yourself from falling)
    Living on the edge
    (You can't help yourself at all)
    Living on the edge
    (You can't stop yourself from falling)
    Living on the edge
    (Everybody, everybody)
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
    Get talkin' to me
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself from falling
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself at all
    Living on the edge
    You can't stop yourself from falling
    Living on the edge
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself
    You can't help yourself
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself at all
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself
    You can't help yourself
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself
    You can't help yourself
    Living on the edge
    You can't help yourself at all
    Living on the edge
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Land of Confusion - Genesis

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    I must have dreamed a thousand dreams
    Been haunted by a million screams
    But I can hear the marching feet
    They're moving into the street
    Now, did you read the news today?
    They say the danger has gone away
    But I can see the fire's still alight
    They're burning into the night
    There's too many men, too many people
    Making too many problems
    And there's not much love to go around
    Can't you see this is the land of confusion?
    This is the world we live in
    And these are the hands we're given
    Use them and let's start trying
    To make it a place worth living in
    Oh, Superman, where are you now?
    When every thing's gone wrong somehow?
    Men of steel, these men of power
    I'm losing control by the hour
    This is the time, this is the place
    So we look for the future
    But there's not much…

    Santa Monica - Everclear
    I am still living with your ghost
    Lonely and dreaming of the west coast
    I don't want to be your downtime
    I don't want to be your stupid game

    [Verse 2]
    With my big black boots and an old suitcase
    I do believe I'll find myself a new place
    I don't want to be the bad guy
    I don't want do your sleepwalk dance anymore
    I just want to see some palm trees
    I will try and shake away this disease

    [Chorus]
    We could live beside the ocean
    Leave the fire behind
    Swim out past the breakers
    Watch the world die
    We could live beside the ocean
    Leave the fire behind
    Swim out past the breakers
    Watch the world die

    [Verse 3]
    I am still dreaming of your face
    Hungry and hollow for all the things you took away
    I don't want to be your good time
    I don't want to be your fall-back crutch anymore
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    "Without the human request, nothing will happen."

    "This must never be forgotten, that the human has the power to prevail."

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    I love your topic. What about michael Jacksons They don't care about us.
    "They Don't Care About Us"

    Skin head, dead head
    Everybody gone bad
    Situation, aggravation
    Everybody allegation
    In the suite, on the news
    Everybody dog food
    Bang bang, shot dead
    Everybody's gone mad

    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us

    Beat me, hate me
    You can never break me
    Will me, thrill me
    You can never kill me
    Jew me, sue me
    Everybody do me
    Kick me, kike me
    Don't you black or white me

    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us

    Tell me what has become of my life
    I have a wife and two children who love me
    I am the victim of police brutality, no
    I'm tired of being the victim of hate
    You're raping me of my pride
    Oh, for God's sake
    I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
    Set me free

    Skin head, dead head
    Everybody gone bad
    Trepidation, speculation
    Everybody allegation
    In the suite, on the news
    Everybody dog food
    Black man, blackmail
    Throw the brother in jail

    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us

    Tell me what has become of my rights
    Am I invisible because you ignore me?
    Your proclamation promised me free liberty, no
    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
    You know I really do hate to say it
    The government don't wanna see
    But if Roosevelt was living
    He wouldn't let this be, no, no

    Skin head, dead head
    Everybody gone bad
    Situation, speculation
    Everybody litigation
    Beat me, bash me
    You can never trash me
    Hit me, kick me
    You can never get me

    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us

    Some things in life they just don't wanna see
    But if Martin Luther was living
    He wouldn't let this be, no, no

    Skin head, dead head
    Everybody's gone bad
    Situation, segregation
    Everybody allegation
    In the suite, on the news
    Everybody dog food
    Kick me, kike me
    Don't you wrong or right me

    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about
    All I wanna say is that
    They don't really care about us

    I think you have a point. I am fighting them trying to break me all the time. Unless it stopped until I am forced to try and blame God. Anyways I think your point is really accurate.

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    You, Tyy1907, bring up a good point as music or art can speak personally; thank you for your missive.

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    I saw the title of this song before you added the lyrics which are awesome. I couldn't remember the name of this song until you reminded me; but you are spot on.

    Quote Santa Monica - Everclear
    I am still living with your ghost
    Lonely and dreaming of the west coast
    I don't want to be your downtime
    I don't want to be your stupid game

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