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My theme song for today
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:13:11 AM »
OK, so maybe it is my older age (although I grew up with this song, so not that old), the fact I am just fed up with what the government (notice I didn't say my government because I cannot support 99% of what they are up to, and didn't vote for any of them, I did vote), or the fact that Jack has woken me from my slumber I was in. I was a walking zombie feeling like a helpless lemming. I am fed up and the song below gets me a little jazzed. I feel we are on the edge of many people waking up and essentially not taking what the clowns in Washington are dishing out. I have become more outspoken, challenge and question what the “come and make you sad.gov people” spit out. I do my best to wake them up as well and everything I can at the moment to not support their continuance of the come and make you sad movement. We have seen when we as a group in the US focus our energy (the permanent postponement of the Outdoor Sporting Show). Today we need to band together and stop letting the media and the clowns separate us. We need to unite and take the power from them. By voting, by our wallets, by waking up and educating both ourselves and others. By drawing a line in the sand and say I have had enough. Yes, put me on another one of "those" lists/databases.

Anybody else feel that way or have a theme song.

There is always the patriotic, but lately I am with the line in the sand feel. When I stop feeling oppressed, I may get a little more patriotic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmckWVPRaI


Songwriters: SNIDER, DANIEL DEE

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We've got the right to choose and
There ain't no way we'll lose it
This is our life, this is our song
We'll fight a 1000 legions
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Oh you're so condescending
Your goal is never ending
We don't want nothing', not a thing from you
Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do

Whoa...
Whoa...
We're right/yeah
We're free/yeah
We'll fight/yeah
You'll see/yeah

Oh we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh we're not gonna take it anymore

Oh we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
Oh we're not gonna take it anymore
No way!

Whoa...
Whoa...
We're right/yeah
We're free/yeah
We'll fight/yeah
You'll see/yeah

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it, no!
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Just you try and make us
We're not gonna take it
Come on
No, we ain't gonna take it
You're all worthless and weak
We're not gonna take it anymore
Now drop and give me twenty
We're not gonna take it
A Pledge pin
No, we ain't gonna take it
On your uniform
We're not gonna take it anymore


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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 10:28:21 AM »
Gonna have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day now and I did not even see the vid yet. LOL

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 11:13:39 AM »
yeah been in mine for about 2 weeks now. I hear it when most politicians speak now.

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 12:36:52 PM »
Great idea for a thread. Music is so important to human existence. The idea of a "theme song of the day" for each individual person in the world is perhaps one of the most unspoken of all universal truths.


Here are a few I have been able to lay hold of during my more upbeat moments in life:

1) Break My Stride    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oj8s1u61AM

2) Maikin' It     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47AfASOnA8

3) You Can Get It If You Really Want      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18EAqHx2lMk


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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 10:27:39 AM »
I totally love the music found in this video game. The game is called "New Splitter Pals," (a sequel to the original "Splitter Pals" game, which I confess I never saw before).  The object of the game is to slice or split the wooden structures in such a way as to allow the little tangerine-looking guy to roll into/fall into/catapult into the mouth of the floating-yellow-head guy (I know, kinda twisted sounding).

http://www.mindjolt.com/new-splitter-pals.html

Anyway. I love love love the music (not the "Main Menu" music, but rather the actual game-play music found after the Main Menu). I will turn on the game and just let the music play in the background while I am doing housework. I can listen to it for hours.

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »
1) Break My Stride    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oj8s1u61AM

Ha, what a throw-back.  I love that song, even though it's cheesy.

Here's one for the Doomer in all of us:

(1) Final Countdown by Europe...appropriate band name, don't you think?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 10:58:21 AM »
When I was on my drive yesterday, of course I had to play the radio so stay awake, but I noticed they were playing alot of the anti-war songs/protest songs from the 1960's on it from 3 am to 6 am when the good morning crew was on. I guess I noticed when the second song "WAR", by Edwin Starr was on, then there was a couple more on after that. Then I wondered... I read an article a couple weeks ago about the protest songs in Egypt. Do we have any current protest songs? At all?

What's Going On    Marvin Gaye
By 1971, 45,000 Americans had died in Vietnam, and Motowns top lover man turned pop music on its ear with this cry from the heart, a searching plea for peace that is set to a universal heartbeat.

Shipbuilding    Elvis Costello
Its a very seductive ballad that finds the singer wondering if the jobs created by war (and the food those jobs put on workers tables) are more valuable than the process of sustaining peace. Robert Wyatts version of the tune is masterful.

One    Metallica
The Bay Area beasts based their 1989 breakthrough on Johnny Got His Gun - a disturbing novel about a soldier who loses sight, speech, hearing and limbs in combat - and made it sound as ferocious as war itself.

War
   Edwin Starr
When Starr howls, War! What is it good for? in this 70 soul stomper, he does so with an authority that only leaves room for one answer - Absolutely nothing! Hell say it again, too, if your feet can stand it.

Born in the U.S.A.    Bruce Springsteen
The greatest pain arrives when the battles are over. In his deceptively rousing anthem, Springsteen marches his hard luck kid to a far-away foxhole and back, where glory awaits him in an unemployment line.

I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag    Country Joe & the Fish
An audience sing-along that earned its prominence at the Woodstock festival, it finds the hippie band mocking the hard realities of war with the line 1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for?/ Dont ask me, I dont give a damn.

Boom!    System of a Down
Protest is their business, and this reaction to the Gulf War is an aural assault built on rat-a-tat guitar riffs and locomotive beats. Its accompanying video uses peace rally statistics and commentary from activists both young and old.

99 Red Balloons    Nena
In which a young German girls peace offering leads to nuclear devastation. In 1983, with Ronald Reagans finger on the trigger, this synth pop classic seemed to illustrate a very possible scenario.

Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)    The Temptations
In one of the trippiest tracks ever made at Motown, the Temps strongly suggest that war is just another sign of impending Armageddon - a whirlwind of modern madness that includes ghettoization and poverty.

Bullet the Blue Sky    U2
Bono told the Edge to give him music that sounded like El Salvador. He obliged with their most coruscating song, condemning covert U.S. involvement in Latin American regime change.

Put Down That Weapon
   Midnight Oil
From ecology issues to human rights, the Australian band were known for their sophisticated take on world politics. Law student Peter Garrett gave this anti-war anthem, from 1987's Diesel and Dust, a catchy hook and a ferocious delivery.

Travelin' Soldier    Dixie Chicks
Bloodshed ruins everything, especially life's simplest pleasures, like chatting with a stranger. This 2002 track finds the Chicks speaking their mind by illustrating the kind of void war leaves in so many lives.

Nuclear War [Version 1]    Yo La Tengo
Indie rockers with an immense record collection, Yo La Tengo dug deep to find a resistance chant by the jazz bandleader Sun Ra. Using the power of repetition, they state their position by intoning, "When they push that button, your ass gotta go."

War Pigs    Black Sabbath
No one in Sabbath is going to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but their 1971 classic had air raid sirens, likened generals to witches, and boasted an unforgiving Tony Iommi riff that could scare the warmonger out of anybody.

Us and Them    Pink Floyd
Roger Waters dad died at the siege of Anzio in 1944 and hes grappled with wars futility ever since. Dark Side of the Moon's dreamy ode to battlefield confusion was originally called "The Violence Sequence."

I Ain't Marching Anymore
   Phil Ochs
The revered singer-songwriter trod in Dylan's footsteps, and in both poignancy and power he could occasionally equal the master himself. This 1966 broadside finds him tracing battles from Little Big Horn to Ho Chi Minh City.

License to Kill    Bob Dylan
Dylan has returned to the subject of war again and again, and on 1983s Infidels, he incisively questioned the arrogance of organized murder. Not as anthemic as Blowin in the Wind, its power is nonetheless irrefutable.

It's a Mistake    Men at Work
In 1983, the lads from down under put aside their vegemite sandwiches to remind us that mutually assured destruction was madness. There's something strangely moving about an otherwise politically neutral pop band taking an adamant stand for disarmament.

Bad Moon Rising    Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Hope you're quite prepared to die," howls John Fogerty in this twang tune that finds him being chilled by the late-60s political landscape. The music may bounce with a typical Creedence joviality, but the lyrics portray a sense of dread.

Orange Crush    R.E.M.
Michael Stipe - whose father served in Vietnam - gives a fevered snapshot of lives enduring wartime, taking in the chemical killer Agent Orange and the hypocrisy of serving your conscience overseas.

"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Like Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.," this song is sometimes mislabeled as patriotic by those who hear the phrases "red white and blue" and "star-spangled eyes," and don't pay much attention to the rest of the lyrics. In fact, it's a blatant protest of the Vietnam War and a social commentary on the American class system. The "Fortunate Son" that John Fogerty had in mind when he wrote the song was David Eisenhower, grandson of Ike and son-in-law of Tricky Dick.

"Anarchy in the UK" by Sex Pistols
The classic that graced the lips and jackets of a whole counter-culture and gave the finger to...well, everything. You can't find a much more anti-establishment political rock song than this. This song was so controversial when it was first released in 1976 that some distribution companies refused to ship the album and many record stores refused to stock it.

"When the Tigers Broke Free" by Pink Floyd
While this song was written at the tail-end of the Vietnam -era, it's actually about World War II. The song describes a battle in Italy that claimed "a few hundred ordinary lives," including that of Roger Waters' father. It wasn't on the original album version of The Wall, but it appeared in the film, along with a touching sequence where young Pink dresses up in his late father's military uniform. This image may be interpreted as either touching or disturbing, but in either case, this political rock song deals with one of the 20th centuries darkest times.

"The Times They Are A 'Changin'" by Bob Dylan
Dylan has a lot of songs that might have made this list, but this one recently gained new relevance when it was featured on the soundtrack for Watchman. The song plays over the introductory credits with a montage that sets up the character histories but also highlights all of the most important political moments of the mid-20th century. Rather than speaking to a specific political situation, Dylan's lyrics refer to a general political and generational shift, so they apply just as much today as they did in 1964.

"Revolution Calling" by Queensryche
 "Revolution Calling" is one of the best political rock songs that stands out in this very political album. Operation Mindcrime is an amazing rock opera about a man named Nicky who joins an underground revolution, only to realize that the head of the revolution is as corrupt and sinister as the government he is revolting against.

Where are all the songwriters these days?

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 11:10:02 AM »
"Revolution Calling" by Queensryche
 "Revolution Calling" is one of the best political rock songs that stands out in this very political album. Operation Mindcrime is an amazing rock opera about a man named Nicky who joins an underground revolution, only to realize that the head of the revolution is as corrupt and sinister as the government he is revolting against.


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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 12:20:39 PM »
I inserted links to the actual songs (for your listening pleasure ;)). Thanks, Cedar! 

When I was on my drive yesterday, of course I had to play the radio so stay awake, but I noticed they were playing alot of the anti-war songs/protest songs from the 1960's on it from 3 am to 6 am when the good morning crew was on. I guess I noticed when the second song "WAR", by Edwin Starr was on, then there was a couple more on after that. Then I wondered... I read an article a couple weeks ago about the protest songs in Egypt. Do we have any current protest songs? At all?

What's Going On    Marvin Gaye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f39Zs0gB87c
By 1971, 45,000 Americans had died in Vietnam, and Motowns top lover man turned pop music on its ear with this cry from the heart, a searching plea for peace that is set to a universal heartbeat.

Shipbuilding    Elvis Costello
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlcHnp5FEdc
Its a very seductive ballad that finds the singer wondering if the jobs created by war (and the food those jobs put on workers tables) are more valuable than the process of sustaining peace. Robert Wyatts version of the tune is masterful.

One    Metallica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8bTdBs-cw
The Bay Area beasts based their 1989 breakthrough on Johnny Got His Gun - a disturbing novel about a soldier who loses sight, speech, hearing and limbs in combat - and made it sound as ferocious as war itself.

War    Edwin Starr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHUAJTZqF0
When Starr howls, War! What is it good for? in this 70 soul stomper, he does so with an authority that only leaves room for one answer - Absolutely nothing! Hell say it again, too, if your feet can stand it.

Born in the U.S.A.    Bruce Springsteen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPhWR4d3FJQ
The greatest pain arrives when the battles are over. In his deceptively rousing anthem, Springsteen marches his hard luck kid to a far-away foxhole and back, where glory awaits him in an unemployment line.

I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag    Country Joe & the Fish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsq0SCeQw7s NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!
An audience sing-along that earned its prominence at the Woodstock festival, it finds the hippie band mocking the hard realities of war with the line 1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for?/ Dont ask me, I dont give a damn.

Boom!    System of a Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ump376wQkzs
(EDITORIAL COMMENT BY OIL LADY: Try this alternate video as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE2r7r7VVic )
Protest is their business, and this reaction to the Gulf War is an aural assault built on rat-a-tat guitar riffs and locomotive beats. Its accompanying video uses peace rally statistics and commentary from activists both young and old.

99 Red Balloons    Nena 
GERMAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lur-SGl3uw8
ENGLISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IRDDnEPR4
In which a young German girls peace offering leads to nuclear devastation. In 1983, with Ronald Reagans finger on the trigger, this synth pop classic seemed to illustrate a very possible scenario.

Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)    The Temptations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrRb5hIbRr4
In one of the trippiest tracks ever made at Motown, the Temps strongly suggest that war is just another sign of impending Armageddon - a whirlwind of modern madness that includes ghettoization and poverty.

Bullet the Blue Sky    U2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj3_m6VxW-U
Bono told the Edge to give him music that sounded like El Salvador. He obliged with their most coruscating song, condemning covert U.S. involvement in Latin American regime change.

Put Down That Weapon    Midnight Oil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzEwCc4WVKs
From ecology issues to human rights, the Australian band were known for their sophisticated take on world politics. Law student Peter Garrett gave this anti-war anthem, from 1987's Diesel and Dust, a catchy hook and a ferocious delivery.

Travelin' Soldier    Dixie Chicks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C0QS3IDyP8 
Bloodshed ruins everything, especially life's simplest pleasures, like chatting with a stranger. This 2002 track finds the Chicks speaking their mind by illustrating the kind of void war leaves in so many lives.

Nuclear War [Version 1]    Yo La Tengo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atMZEHhFQgs  NOT SAFE FOR WORK!! 
Indie rockers with an immense record collection, Yo La Tengo dug deep to find a resistance chant by the jazz bandleader Sun Ra. Using the power of repetition, they state their position by intoning, "When they push that button, your ass gotta go."

War Pigs    Black Sabbath
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GRR_n_yQGA
No one in Sabbath is going to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but their 1971 classic had air raid sirens, likened generals to witches, and boasted an unforgiving Tony Iommi riff that could scare the warmonger out of anybody.

Us and Them    Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GU3st5gEM
Roger Waters dad died at the siege of Anzio in 1944 and hes grappled with wars futility ever since. Dark Side of the Moon's dreamy ode to battlefield confusion was originally called "The Violence Sequence."

I Ain't Marching Anymore    Phil Ochs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgAiuHIBlVs 
The revered singer-songwriter trod in Dylan's footsteps, and in both poignancy and power he could occasionally equal the master himself. This 1966 broadside finds him tracing battles from Little Big Horn to Ho Chi Minh City.

License to Kill    Bob Dylan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkEx4BDhRjw 
Dylan has returned to the subject of war again and again, and on 1983s Infidels, he incisively questioned the arrogance of organized murder. Not as anthemic as Blowin in the Wind, its power is nonetheless irrefutable.

It's a Mistake    Men at Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4WrdGOCJ8
In 1983, the lads from down under put aside their vegemite sandwiches to remind us that mutually assured destruction was madness. There's something strangely moving about an otherwise politically neutral pop band taking an adamant stand for disarmament.

Bad Moon Rising    Creedence Clearwater Revival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE 
"Hope you're quite prepared to die," howls John Fogerty in this twang tune that finds him being chilled by the late-60s political landscape. The music may bounce with a typical Creedence joviality, but the lyrics portray a sense of dread.

Orange Crush    R.E.M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSmOcmk7uQ
Michael Stipe - whose father served in Vietnam - gives a fevered snapshot of lives enduring wartime, taking in the chemical killer Agent Orange and the hypocrisy of serving your conscience overseas.

"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbNnvPBokNs
Like Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.," this song is sometimes mislabeled as patriotic by those who hear the phrases "red white and blue" and "star-spangled eyes," and don't pay much attention to the rest of the lyrics. In fact, it's a blatant protest of the Vietnam War and a social commentary on the American class system. The "Fortunate Son" that John Fogerty had in mind when he wrote the song was David Eisenhower, grandson of Ike and son-in-law of Tricky Dick.

"Anarchy in the UK" by Sex Pistols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc89WTEh-jE
The classic that graced the lips and jackets of a whole counter-culture and gave the finger to...well, everything. You can't find a much more anti-establishment political rock song than this. This song was so controversial when it was first released in 1976 that some distribution companies refused to ship the album and many record stores refused to stock it.

"When the Tigers Broke Free" by Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKfwwlEcowk
MOTION PICTURE SEQUENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5DRKZI1Ow
While this song was written at the tail-end of the Vietnam -era, it's actually about World War II. The song describes a battle in Italy that claimed "a few hundred ordinary lives," including that of Roger Waters' father. It wasn't on the original album version of The Wall, but it appeared in the film, along with a touching sequence where young Pink dresses up in his late father's military uniform. This image may be interpreted as either touching or disturbing, but in either case, this political rock song deals with one of the 20th centuries darkest times.

"The Times They Are A 'Changin'" by Bob Dylan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS6DC2w5j5I 
Dylan has a lot of songs that might have made this list, but this one recently gained new relevance when it was featured on the soundtrack for Watchman. The song plays over the introductory credits with a montage that sets up the character histories but also highlights all of the most important political moments of the mid-20th century. Rather than speaking to a specific political situation, Dylan's lyrics refer to a general political and generational shift, so they apply just as much today as they did in 1964.

"Revolution Calling" by Queensryche
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNdOsL4Xe7Q
"Revolution Calling" is one of the best political rock songs that stands out in this very political album. Operation Mindcrime is an amazing rock opera about a man named Nicky who joins an underground revolution, only to realize that the head of the revolution is as corrupt and sinister as the government he is revolting against.

Where are all the songwriters these days?

Cedar







"Revolution Calling" by Queensryche
 "Revolution Calling" is one of the best political rock songs that stands out in this very political album. Operation Mindcrime is an amazing rock opera about a man named Nicky who joins an underground revolution, only to realize that the head of the revolution is as corrupt and sinister as the government he is revolting against.

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Here's the live concert version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJb3Lcvtn4M
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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 12:28:29 PM »
Ha, what a throw-back.  I love that song, even though it's cheesy.

Here's one for the Doomer in all of us:

(1) Final Countdown by Europe...appropriate band name, don't you think?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw


Ha ha. Sooooo 80's! (Love that synth horn.)

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 01:11:15 PM »
I inserted links to the actual songs (for your listening pleasure ;)). Thanks, Cedar! 

No.. Thank you OL.. I was too lazy today to look them up LOL

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 08:02:59 PM »
"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag    Country Joe & the Fish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsq0SCeQw7s NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!
An audience sing-along that earned its prominence at the Woodstock festival, it finds the hippie band mocking the hard realities of war with the line 1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for?/ Dont ask me, I dont give a damn."

One of my favorites; oh, the memories it brings back......

Back in 1970, I went through Field Training - Basic Training for AF ROTC - at Charleston AFB, SC. Our Squadron kind of adopted this song as our marching cadence, at least until our Field Training Officers "suggested" we not use it any more. So we agreed, of course, replacing it with the following:


Dit dit dah dit,
Dit dit dah,
Dah dit dah dit,
Dah dit dah
U
 ;D

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PS: They never caught on, or were afraid of what would replace it.

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 09:08:03 PM »
Back in 1970, I went through Field Training - Basic Training for AF ROTC - at Charleston AFB, SC. Our Squadron kind of adopted this song as our marching cadence, at least until our Field Training Officers "suggested" we not use it any more. So we agreed, of course, replacing it with the following:


Dit dit dah dit,
Dit dit dah,
Dah dit dah dit,
Dah dit dah
U
 ;D

soupbone
PS: They never caught on, or were afraid of what would replace it.


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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 09:24:24 PM »
I heard the song Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards on an oldies station a couple of weeks ago and now I can't get it out of my head.  It was a one hit wonder for the singer back in 1972.  Most of the lyrics are actually kinda right up the alley of this forum. 

Sunshine go away today
I don't feel much like dancing
Some man's gone, he's tried to run my life
Don't know what he's asking

He tells me I'd better get in line
Can't hear what he's saying
When I grow up I'm going to make it mine
But these aren't dues I been paying

(Chorus)
How much does it cost, I'll buy it
The time is all we've lost, I'll try it
But he can't even run his own life
I'll be damned if he'll run mine, Sunshine

Sunshine go away today
I don't feel much like dancing
Some man's gone he's tried to run my life
Don't know what he's asking

Working starts to make me wonder where
The fruits of what I do are going
He says in love and war all is fair
But he's got cards he ain't showing

(Chorus)

Sunshine come on back another day
I promise you I'll be singing
This old world, she's gonna turn around
Brand new bells'll be ringing

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 09:30:24 PM »
*Sigh* is there any current songwriters/singers with current themes on these topics? Last ones I knew were Pink with "Dear Mr President" and "Dixie Chicks"...  but the Pink song was 2005? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Mr._President

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 09:41:11 PM »
*Sigh* is there any current songwriters/singers with current themes on these topics? Last ones I knew were Pink with "Dear Mr President" and "Dixie Chicks"...  but the Pink song was 2005? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Mr._President

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John Mayer's 2006 release - "Waiting on the World to Change"

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 10:06:32 PM »
John Mayer's 2006 release - "Waiting on the World to Change"

Ok.. that is 7 years ago.. anything newer than that?

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2013, 08:48:26 AM »
Maybe I have a problem but this is one that periodically slips in to my head. A co-worker caught a totally undeserving session of crap from a superior in front of all of us. She buried herself in work for a few minutes as the tension melted away. We were all trying to figure out what to say to her when this comes out of her computer speakers. It was PRICELESS. She had it set up and played it from 0:35 on. And my co-worker is a 3 belt kick boxing champ which the ass hat didn't know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdz8vqdegXY

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2013, 09:23:20 AM »
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - Only Way I know (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvI23Hmdk6Y

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2013, 09:57:30 AM »
I've been listening to a lot of Chris Knight over the last few years.   I posted this in another thread several months ago, but will repost here.   One of the best "prepper" minded songs I've heard...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u56CfaUBWI



In The Mean Time :
 
Sometimes I wonder where my next dollar gonna come from
Keep my head up and something falls out of the sky
Daddy taught me how to use my bootstraps and carry on
He said God will be good to you son if you try

Uncle Sam comes around getting both hands in your pocket
People out there, just barely are gettin by
Render unto Caesar no more than you got to
Keep the Lord in your heart, and keep your powder dry..
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.

Well you might wanna think about getting yourself a shotgun
You might wanna think about growing you a garden patch
You might have to go out and shoot something and drag it home
But don't never count your chickens before they hatch
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.

I'm pretty sure that the government ain't gonna save you
The good lord helps the ones that help themselves
You wanna stand on your own two feet,and use some backbone
Don't go crawling on your knees, begging for help
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.
Yeah in the mean time, draw the line.


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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2013, 10:23:19 AM »
I've been listening to a lot of Chris Knight over the last few years.   I posted this in another thread several months ago, but will repost here.   One of the best "prepper" minded songs I've heard...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u56CfaUBWI



In The Mean Time :
 
Sometimes I wonder where my next dollar gonna come from
Keep my head up and something falls out of the sky
Daddy taught me how to use my bootstraps and carry on
He said God will be good to you son if you try

Uncle Sam comes around getting both hands in your pocket
People out there, just barely are gettin by
Render unto Caesar no more than you got to
Keep the Lord in your heart, and keep your powder dry..
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.

Well you might wanna think about getting yourself a shotgun
You might wanna think about growing you a garden patch
You might have to go out and shoot something and drag it home
But don't never count your chickens before they hatch
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.

I'm pretty sure that the government ain't gonna save you
The good lord helps the ones that help themselves
You wanna stand on your own two feet,and use some backbone
Don't go crawling on your knees, begging for help
But do you good in mean time
While you're waiting on a good time, draw the line.
Yeah in the mean time, draw the line.

Thanks...Just added him to my Pandora playlist.  Good stuff!

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2013, 07:12:04 PM »
Sometimes, you may just have to go north of the border:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=5uASQgLwaIs&feature=endscreen

Though in my case, this feels more appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM&feature=related

 :beer:

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2014, 10:54:05 PM »
Newer one for us younger guys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnuSsM7tRw

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2014, 08:44:05 PM »
Something you might have never expected from Woodie's boy Arlo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuD-4Znv1uM

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2014, 08:55:03 PM »
Sometimes, you may just have to go north of the border:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=5uASQgLwaIs&feature=endscreen

Though in my case, this feels more appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM&feature=related

 :beer:

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This is the only song I had heard from Corb Lund before listening to the two you offered up.  He's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSIjDbCedY0

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2014, 09:01:17 PM »
Work is suffering from a bit of banality right now.

"Perfect Day" by Lou Reed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2014, 09:09:19 PM »
This is the only song I had heard from Corb Lund before listening to the two you offered up.  He's pretty good.

I have been listening to those Alberta boys for some time. I love "Truck got Stuck".. a bit of trivia.. the 'Hutterite' family standing there, is really Corb's parents.

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2014, 09:17:37 PM »
In around 1998, I played this one alot. It was my mantra and when I ultimately moved to Canada in 2000.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozgmyx919a4

These days.. this is a good one. I am surrounded by Good People
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greatbigsea/goodpeople.html

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2014, 01:04:36 PM »
Work today has been a challenge, so my song for today is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg66kwRnOpw

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Re: My theme song for today
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2014, 05:13:54 PM »
I guess I need to pull up a little Fury In The Slaughterhouse.

Every Generation Got It's Own Disease

My favorite song of 1995.