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    Default Re: Music with a strong message for the times

    To lighten up.... no matter the subject, creativity is everything during these times. Love these mash-ups!




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    Greetings Avalonians
    I share two of my songs from my most recent album..PAST PRESENT FUTURE....and welcome all comments...BLESSINGS

    https://www.reverbnation.com/leftyda...86-no-tomorrow

    https://www.reverbnation.com/leftyda...ange-your-mind when they said experimental gene manipulation was now called a vaccine...I got a little concerned...!!
    Last edited by Lefty Dave; 30th November 2022 at 23:25.
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    This songs "vibrate" with a "strong message for the times" for me - but hi, everyone for himself?

    Life is good, almost always !

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    This seems like an obvious one, although, in Bob's own words, he has worked for "the dark side", still a timely song, it seems.



    *edit to add - The video doesn't show in all countries, but it appears to be: The Times They Are A-changin' - Bob Dylan tribute - Lyrics
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    This 1970 song inspires me, but it is with an inspiration beyond hair.



    Almost cut my hair
    It happened just the other day
    It was getting kind of long
    I could have said it was in my way

    But I didn't and I wonder why
    I feel like letting my freak flag fly
    And I feel like I owe it to someone

    Must be because I had the flu for Christmas
    And I'm not feeling up to par
    It increases my paranoia
    Like looking into a mirror and seeing a police car

    But I'm not giving in an inch to fear
    Cos I promised myself this year
    I feel like I owe it to someone

    When I finally get myself together
    I'm gonna get down in some of that sweet summer weather
    I'm going to find a space inside to laugh
    Separate the wheat from the chaff

    Cos I feel like I owe it, yeah
    Said I feel like I owe it, yeah
    You know I feel---- like I owe it yeah to someone
    "We're all bozos on this bus"

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    Raise up, shake them lazy bones
    Read the T-shirt but still don't understand
    Comin' home with a little apocalypse
    It comes, now do you have time for this?

    A three-tone carpet and a Jackie Chan spear
    Lookin' at a hairdo and a belly full of beer
    Well, I ain't no poet, ain't got no rhyme
    But I got me a car and I know how to drive

    In the event of pressure loss
    All our lines are busy now
    I will be laughing out loud anyhow
    Every day a little apocalypse
    Lay down, lay down next to this
    Lookin' at the body, well, I don't even know his name
    Call me in the morning, was a friend of mine

    Well, the wind so strong, it's blowing us all around
    Wind so strong, nobody settle down
    Every day, another apocalypse
    Had a TV but I don't know how deep it is

    Please read the print advisory
    Would you like to go ahead?
    Dancin' wherever she goes, tippy toes

    Rhetorical, memorial, invisible, incredible
    Unstoppable, emotional, illogical, sensational

    Little sister gotta take her medicine
    Baby brother gonna do it all again
    Run fast but cannot catch the bus
    Funny feelin', this is part of us

    And you must take your medicine
    Getting better every day
    Good for a limited time, feelin' fine

    We will return your things to you
    When it's time for you to leave
    So quiet nobody knows, tippy toes
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    No hay caminos, hay que caminar...Andrei Tarkovskij,

    one among Luigi Nono’s late masterpieces.

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    "Caminante, no hay camino"

    Caminante, son tus huellas
    el camino y nada más;
    Caminante, no hay camino,
    se hace camino al andar.
    Al andar se hace el camino,
    y al volver la vista atrás
    se ve la senda que nunca
    se ha de volver a pisar.
    Caminante, no hay camino
    sino estelas en la mar.


    Traveler, your footprints
    are the only road, nothing else.
    Traveler, there is no road;
    you make your own path as you walk.
    As you walk, you make your own road,
    and when you look back
    you see the path
    you will never travel again.
    Traveler, there is no road;
    only a ship's wake on the sea.

    Antonio Machado


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    Hey You
    Have you had enough of it?
    How the blind are leading the blind
     
    Hey you
    Are you angered enough
    Do you feel confined
    Are you losing your mind
     
    Hey You
    Done putting up with it
    Inner peace isn’t easy to find
     
    Hey You
    Are you strong enough to stop jumping in
    Can we begin again then
     
    And when you won’t let go
    Just keep this thought in mind
    The closest mirror reveals the true enemy staring back at you
     
    Hey you, walking away
    You’ve got the wrong kind of mindset, and it’s helping no one
    Hey you throw it away
    You’ll only grow to despise it
    Realize it
     
    Hey you
     
    Hey you
    Can you feel the effect of it
    That shot keeps rotting your mind
     
    Hey you
    Have you woken up
    Do you still deny it
    Are you comply
    Hey you
    The world is so full of it
    Madness is easy to find
     
    Hey you
    Is it bad enough
    You continue to lie
    Telling me you’re fine with it
     
    You know you can’t let go
    So keep this thought in mind
    Your greatest enemy is still alive, and growing inside you
     
    Hey you, walking away
    You’ve got the wrong kind of mindset, and it’s helping no one
    Hey you throw it away
    You’ll only grow to despise it
    Realize it
     
    Hey you, walking away
    You’ve got the wrong kind of mindset, and it’s helping no one
    Hey you throw it away
    You’ll only grow to despise it
    Realize it
     
    Hey you
     
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many
    Too many of us, there’s too many of us around
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many
    Too many of us, too many of us now
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many, too many of us
    There’s too many of us around
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many of us
    There’s too many
     
    Hey you, walking away
    You’ve got the wrong kind of mindset, and it’s helping no one
    Hey you throw it away
    You’ll only grow to despise it
    Realize it
     
    Hey you, walking away
    You’ve got the wrong kind of mindset, and it’s helping no one
    Hey you throw it away
    You’ll only grow to despise it
    You know you’ll grow to despise it
    Hey you, there’s too many of us around
    Hey you, there’s too many of us around
    Hey you, there’s too many of us around

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    Quote Posted by Lefty Dave (here)
    Greetings Avalonians
    I share two of my songs from my most recent album..PAST PRESENT FUTURE....and welcome all comments...BLESSINGS

    https://www.reverbnation.com/leftyda...86-no-tomorrow

    https://www.reverbnation.com/leftyda...ange-your-mind when they said experimental gene manipulation was now called a vaccine...I got a little concerned...!!
    Love "No Tomorrow." Very catchy. Will listen to on repeat.

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    Blind Joe is back. Yee-haa!

    His new single is called "The Truth".



    It's brilliant as an accoustic too. What an uplifting singing voice he has.



    We need talent as big as his expressing strong messages in these challenging times. Bless his courage, principles and profound creative gifts.

    In case you're new to Blind Joe, this was his scamdemic masterpiece that helped so many to stay positive and avoid the arm spears.


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    Does anyone listen to or get inspired by these strong messages? Do they matter? Would you actually hear one and then get the mp3 and keep listening?

    Are the times today different or am I ? Or perhaps both. I often wonder about this.

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    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    Does anyone listen to or get inspired by these strong messages? Do they matter?
    Thinking about this, and I would say yes, but particularly those in the formative years, say, around 12-23 maybe. The songs we hear during those years tend to stick in our heads for a lifetime and even seems to mold our tastes in music. Likely the lyrics shape perception, too.
    (one reason why I get sad seeing many of the music videos that are geared to that age group recently.)
    "We're all bozos on this bus"

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    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    Does anyone listen to or get inspired by these strong messages? Do they matter? Would you actually hear one and then get the mp3 and keep listening?

    Are the times today different or am I ? Or perhaps both. I often wonder about this.

    https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw?t=426


    Marshall Mcluhan muddied the water more than he yanked out the fish. He snagged some real truths, then promptly lost them again, back into the increasingly muddy swirl.

    Modern media has modelled itself on that very tragedy. The corporate media, deliberately, the alt media, more by mimicry.
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    About ongoing social isolation by our Social Media Smartphone society. 8 years old already but has lost nothing of its relevance.


    Too many friends

    My computer thinks I'm gay
    I threw that piece of junk away
    On the Champs-Élysées
    As I was walking home

    This is my last communiqué
    Down the super-highway
    All that I have left to say
    In a single tome

    I've got too many friends, too many people
    That I'll never meet
    And I'll never be there for
    I'll never be there for
    'Cause I'll never be there

    If I could give it all away
    Would it come back to me someday?
    Like a needle in the hay
    Or an expansive stone
    But I've got a reason to declaim
    The applications are to blame
    For all my sorrow, and my pain
    And feeling so alone

    I've got too many friends, too many people
    That I'll never meet
    And I'll never be there for
    I'll never be there for
    'Cause I'll never be there
    Got too many friends, too many people
    That I'll never meet
    And I'll never be there for
    I'll never be there for
    'Cause I'll never be there

    My computer thinks I'm gay
    What's the difference anyway?
    When all the people do all day
    Is staring into a phone

    I've got too many friends too many people
    That I'll never meet, I'll never be there for
    I'll never be there for, 'cause I'll never be there
    Too many friends too many people
    That I'll never meet, I'll never be there for
    I'll never be there for, 'cause I'll never be there
    I'll never be there, I'll never be there
    I'll never be there, I'll never be there

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    After over a decade of hiatus one of the best Progressive Rock bands is back, Steven Wilson's Porcupine Tree with new songs and some songs with interesting lyrics commenting on our times.

    Herd Culling

    Steven Wilson:
    "Lyrically, 'Herd Culling' is about a very specific event in history, but it also deals with the broader theme of paranoia in the modern age - someone or something is coming up your driveway or in your front garden, and their/its motives are unclear."

    Taken from a comment: "this song makes reference to SkinWalker Ranch, a place in Utah, which is famous for UFO (UAP) sightings and also is supposed to be cursed by a SkinWalker (Some kind of native american witch doctor) in the past. There are claims of big wolf like creatures roaming the ranch and killing the cattle, as well as the cattle mutilation found in several locations where UFO (UAP) presence is known."


    Rats Return

    Steven Wilson:
    "This song is about those who claim to have the interests of the people at heart, but when it comes down to it there is only ego and self-interest. I find myself reflecting on what sort of person would actually be so driven as to want to rule over a whole nation, and aren’t these people by definition the very last people that should be allowed to do so? The rats will always save themselves first."


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    “An anti-hacker anthem.
    Inspired by the frustration of seeing hacking and cyber crime slowly destroying the beauty and usefullness of the Internet”
    Life is good, almost always !

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