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#22044
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 218

"I'd Love to Change the World"
is a song by the British blues-rock band Ten Years After. Written by Alvin Lee, it is the lead single from the band's 1971 album A Space in Time.

The song was written and sung by Alvin Lee. The song reflects the widespread confusion concerning world events in the timeframe when it was written. With lyrics such as "Tax the rich, feed the poor/ till there are no rich no more," the song appears to take the standard countercultural position on social issues, like cleaning the environment, fighting for the lower class, and condemning the Vietnam War. However, the chorus of "I'd love to change the world/ but I don't know what to do/ so I'll leave it up to you," adds an ironic twist to such sentiments, since changing the world is unlikely with a simple rock song.[1] The song features a folk-inspired chord pattern to support the melody.

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Songwriters: ALVIN LEE
Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

www.lyricsfreak.com/t/ten+years+after/id...+world_20135632.html
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#22049
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 263
Earl, with respect to the line...

"Tax the rich, feed the poor/ till there are no rich no more,"

...this is the classic glass-half-empty/glass-half-full proposition. While it's understandable that those on the bottom would want to characterize the issue in this manner -- as "justice" (or even revenge) -- it's not really helpful.

The other way to look at that same line is to "tax the rich until there are no more poor". The difference being that it's not necessary to make the rich "poor"; we just need to make sure the poor are no longer "poor"...


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#22053
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 218
Jeff,


"tax the rich until there are no more poor"


That's good, real good- see "your a poet, and didn't know it."

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#22063
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 263
No, Earl, not much of a poet -- but a pretty good mathematician.



And the sad FACT is that it's quite possible to live on a planet where EVERYONE is relatively affluent -- and there STILL could be some "rich" who were even more affluent.

It is the predatory/parasitic/destructive greed of the diseased minds of the Oligarchs which is 100% responsible for all the world's poverty. Because THEIR only priority is to have "much, much, much more" than everyone else -- and they are utterly indifferent as to whether this is accomplished by simply making themselves wealthier, or by DESTROYING the wealth of everyone else...


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#22123
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 263
A couple of days ago I was slow changing the channel, and was actually subjected to a few minutes of "American Idol" (yuccckk!!).

I've always rejected such so-called entertainment on the grounds that I'm wholly against the inane "hero worship" which takes place in our hierarchical society; where the Little People themselves elevate their Heroes/Heroines above them.

However, there is a more fundamental/important reason why mind-pollution such as American Idol should be shunned. Because note the OTHER ingredient in this staged "drama": ridiculing the Losers.

The dynamics are clear. The tiny number of Winners in these competitions are "promoted" above the Drooling Masses (and are now Big People). While the Losers are intentionally ridiculed -- to remind them that they are still "Little People"; and thus deserving of the scorn of the high-and-mighty.

Why would rational adults subject themselves to such blatant and humiliating mind-pollution...???



This brings me to my musical contribution in this post. I'm quite sure that if Styx had written this tune twenty years later that they would have found a way to work the American Idol farce into it.




Miss America



You were the apple of the public's eye as you cut the ribbon at the local mall
A mirage for both you and us. How can this be real?
We love your body in that photograph, your home state sure must be proud
The queen of the United States, or have you lost your crown

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Well are you really who we think you are
Or does your smile seem to wear you down
Is the girl who you once were screaming to jump out
And the dream that you must live - a disease for which there is no cure
This roller coaster ride you're on won't stop to let you off

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Miss America, Miss America, Miss America
Miss America, Miss America, Miss America

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Well it's true just take a look - The cover sometimes makes the book
And the judges, do they ever ask to read between your lines
In your cage at the human zoo, they all stop to look at you
Next year, what will you do when you have been forgotten

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love


www.lyricsfreak.com/s/styx/miss+america_20132871.html
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#22187
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 218
The Last DJ is the eleventh studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The tracks "The Last DJ", "Money Becomes King", "Joe", and "Can't Stop the Sun" are attacks on the greediness of the music industry.

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The Last DJ


By Tom Petty

Well, you can't turn him
Into a company man
You can't turn him into a whore
And the boys upstairs
Just don't understand anymore
The top brass don't like him
Talking so much
And he won't play
What they say to play
And he don't want to change
What don't need to change

There goes the last dj
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
There goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last dj

Some folks say they're gonna
Hang him so high
'Cause you just can't do what he did
There's some things you just can't
Put in the minds of those kids

As we celebrate mediocrity
All the boys upstairs want to see
How much you'll pay for
What you used to get for free

There goes the last dj
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say

Hey, hey, hey
There goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last dj

Well, he got him a station
Down in Mexico
Sometimes it'll kinda come in
And I'll bust a move and
Remember how it was back then

There goes the last dj
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey
There goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last dj

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#22266
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 8 Months ago Karma: 218
I wanted to post a couple of songs. The first one is from the front man of the second song. Got that???

Very few times do lyrics get me- make me laugh. I maybe quick with a joke, but deep down I find it hard to smile.

These two always make me smile and laugh. It's definitely a "southern thing".

Hope just the lyrics bring a smile.

Thank You
Earl

www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/dan_baird/i_love_you_period.html

Songwriters: ANDERSON, TERRY RANDALL

Back when I was goin' to school,
I never learned a thing
All I did was daydream,
a-waitin' for the bell to ring
I had a certain teacher,
I always tried to impress her
When she stood up in the classroom,
I would mentally undress her
Then one day I decided,
that I would write a little letter
She said the spellin' was a masterpiece,
the punctuation could be better
I understood what she was saying,
I got the gist of her sentiment
She said "I don't mean to be degrading,
"but here's the way that it should've went:"

Chorus) I love you period
Do you love me question mark
Please, please exclamation point
I want to hold you in parentheses
I love you period
Do you love me question mark
Please, please exclamation point
I want to hold you in parentheses

Right on up to high school,
people said I was a writin' fool
All my letters became really great,
with punctuation that was never late
But I was havin' trouble meetin' girls,
I never knew the things to say
Soon I had 'em all overwhelmed,
when they heard me talk this way, like this:

Chorus) I love you period
Do you love me question mark
Please, please exclamation point
I want to hold you in parentheses
I love you period
Do you love me question mark
Please, please exclamation point
I want to hold you in parentheses




Georgia Satellites
Keep Your Hands To Yourself lyrics


www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/georgia_sate...nds_to_yourself.html

Songwriters: BAIRD, DANIEL JOHN

I got a little change in my pocket going jing-a-lang-a-ling
Want to call you on the telephone, baby - I give you a ring
But, each time we talk I get the same old thing:
Always, "No huggy, no kissy, until I get a Wedding Ring"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf
She said, "Don't hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself"

Cruel baby, baby, baby, why you want to treat me this way?
You know, I'm still your lover boy - I still feel the same way
That's when she told me a story 'bout free milk and a cow
And said, "No huggy, no kissy, until I get a Wedding Vow"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf
She said, "Don't hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself"

See, I wanted her real bad, and I was about to give in
And that's when she started talkin' about true love, started talkin' about Sin
I said, "Honey, I live with you for the rest of my life"
She said, "No huggy, no kissy, until you make me your wife"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf
She said, "Don't hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself"

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#22267
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#22317
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arihalli,

Thank You for sharing.

My first song I learned was "My dog has fleas", then it was the "Banana Boat " song (Deyo) by Harry Belefonte.

One can only watch in awe of some talent.

I hope everyone finds this as amazing as I do.

Thank You
Earl

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#22351
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Songwriters: Gore, Martin
Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence






Occult meaning of the (red) rose: Sacrifice, Balance
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