Category: SONGS WITH A MESSAGE


BLACK EYED PEAS is one of the most known and successful pop, hip-hop and R & B music band all over the world.

The reason of that success was this song. The pop group was about to split up because of the fact that they had many musical failures but one of their producers cheered up them to write new songs and introduce the pop influence in their lyrics songs. So one of the singers , Will I. am started to write  it remembering his emotions for  the 11th of December ,with the fall of the twin towers  . Then Apl.de.ap y Taboo (the others singers) finished it with him and Fergie joined to the group one year after.

“Where is the love?” is a song that talked about the problems in the entire world. Not only do they talk about terrorism, but they talk about EE.UU government, the racism, the war, the intolerance and the avarice. The message invites us to reflect on the terrorist attack of 11th of December and the next American invasion to Irak.

From my point of view, this song is written as if a child was the singer of it. He asks himself all the time: “Where is the love?” and he feels that he is growing and he has a big responsibility to look for the love.

At the beginning, he asks to her mother what’s happen with the world and why the world is so enthusiastic with the drama and they only attracted the tragedies. He also talks about the necessity of the end of world terrorism but people don’t know that some of them are still living with them, referring to some street bands of L.A (THE BLOODS AND THE CRIPS AND THE KKK) .He says to others that if people only have love for their relatives or friends they only will generate discrimination and hate. So they have to give love for everyone and not create intolerance.
Because of that people are killing, people are dying and children hurt and you hear them crying. So the kid asks to god, calling him “father”, to help them with the problem because he is questioning “Where is the love”.

He protests that if the love is so strong why is not possible it existence. He doesn’t know if it is really gone.

In the next paragraph the child is questioning himself why people are so selfish. He complains that what they only want is their own economical benefits taking wrong decisions. The war is in process and nobody knows the reason of it so he asks where is the love because he doesn’t know it.

Because of that people are killing, people are dying and children hurt and you hear them crying. So the kid asks to god to help him with the problem because he is questioning “Where is the love”.

Our main goal is to get money and we don’t care about people’s problems. Young people act in wrong way because of the media and the wrong information. So he is questioning where the values of humanity are because people spread animosity instead of love that what is looking for. His aim is to keep the faith and find the love.

What’s your aim for looking the love?

WHAT´S WRONG WITH THE WORLD, MAMA
PEOPLE LIVINING LIKE THEY AIN´T GOT NO MAMAS
I THINK THE WHOLE WORLD ADDICTED TO THE DRAMA
ONLY ATTRACTED TO THINGS THAT´LL BRING YOU TRAUMA
OVERSEAS, YEAH, WE TRY TO STOP TERRORISM
BUT WE STILL GOT TERRORISTS HERE LIVINING
IN THE USA, THE BIG CIA
THE BLOODS AND THE CRIPS AND THE KKK
BUT IF YOU ONLY HAVE LOVE FOR YOUR OWN RACE
THEN YOU ONLY LEAVE SPACE TO DISCRIMINATE
AND TO DISCRIMINATE ONLY GENERATES HATE
AND WHEN YOU HATE THEN YOU´RE BOUND TO GET IRATE, YEAH
MADNESS IS WHAT YOU DEMONSTRATE
AND THAT´S EXACTLY HOW ANGER WORKS AND OPERATES
MAN, YOU GOTTA HAVE LOVE JUST TO SET IT STRAIGHT
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND AND MEDITATE
LET YOUR SOUL GRAVITATE TO THE LOVE, Y´ALL, Y´ALL

PEOPLE KILLINING, PEOPLE DYINING
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYINING
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
SEND SOME GUIDANCE FROM ABOVE
´CAUSE PEOPLE GOT ME, GOT ME QUESTIONINING
WHERE IS THE LOVE (LOVE)

WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE
THE LOVE, THE LOVE

IT JUST AIN´T THE SAME, ALWAYS UNCHANGED
NEW DAYS ARE STRANGE, IS THE WORLD INSANE
IF LOVE AND PEACE IS SO STRONG
WHY ARE THERE PIECES OF LOVE THAT DON´T BELONG
NATIONS DROPPIN´ BOMBS
CHEMICAL GASSES FILLIN´ LUNGS OF LITTLE ONES
WITH ONGOIN´ SUFFERIN´ AS THE YOUTH DIE YOUNG
SO ASK YOURSELF IS THE LOVIN´ REALLY GONE
SO I COULD ASK MYSELF REALLY WHAT IS GOIN´ WRONG
IN THIS WORLD THAT WE LIVIN´ IN PEOPLE KEEP ON GIVIN´
IN
MAKIN´ WRONG DECISIONS, ONLY VISIONS OF THEM DIVIDENDS
NOT RESPECTIN´ EACH OTHER, DENY THY BROTHER
A WAR IS GOIN´ ON BUT THE REASON´S UNDERCOVER
THE TRUTH IS KEPT SECRET, IT´S SWEPT UNDER THE RUG
IF YOU NEVER KNOW TRUTH THEN YOU NEVER KNOW LOVE
WHERE´S THE LOVE, Y´ALL, COME ON (I DON´T KNOW)
WHERE´S THE TRUTH, Y´ALL, COME ON (I DON´T KNOW)
Letras4U.com » letras traducidas al español
WHERE´S THE LOVE, Y´ALL

PEOPLE KILLIN´, PEOPLE DYIN´
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYIN´
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
SEND SOME GUIDANCE FROM ABOVE
´CAUSE PEOPLE GOT ME, GOT ME QUESTIONIN´
WHERE IS THE LOVE (LOVE)

WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE
THE LOVE, THE LOVE

I FEEL THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON MY SHOULDER
AS I´M GETTIN´ OLDER, Y´ALL, PEOPLE GETS COLDER
MOST OF US ONLY CARE ABOUT MONEY MAKIN´
SELFISHNESS GOT US FOLLOWIN´ OUR WRONG DIRECTION
WRONG INFORMATION ALWAYS SHOWN BY THE MEDIA
NEGATIVE IMAGES IS THE MAIN CRITERIA
INFECTING THE YOUNG MINDS FASTER THAN BACTERIA
KIDS WANNA ACT LIKE WHAT THEY SEE IN THE CINEMA
YO´, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE VALUES OF HUMANITY
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FAIRNESS IN EQUALITY
INSTEAD IN SPREADING LOVE WE SPREADING ANIMOSITY
LACK OF UNDERSTANDING, LEADING LIVES AWAY FROM UNITY
THAT´S THE REASON WHY SOMETIMES I´M FEELIN´ UNDER
THAT´S THE REASON WHY SOMETIMES I´M FEELIN´ DOWN
THERE´S NO WONDER WHY SOMETIMES I´M FEELIN´
UNDER (SO ASK YOURSELF)
GOTTA KEEP MY FAITH ALIVE TILL LOVE IS FOUND

PEOPLE KILLIN´, PEOPLE DYIN´
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYIN´
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TUM THE OTHER CHEEK

FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
SEND US SOME GUIDANCE FROM ABOVE
´CAUSE PEOPLE GOT ME, GOT ME QUESTIONIN´
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (LOVE)

WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)

WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)

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Out of time is an anti-war song written by Blur in 2003. Some people think it’s a love song because it talks about “the love song to set us free”, whereas you can’t find the word “war” in the lyrics.

But it’s a complaint about the way the world works. We’re so lost that there is a war (in this case the Iraq war) and we don’t feel nothing but indifference.

Where’s the love song to set us free
Too many people down
Everything turning the wrong way round
And I don’t know what life would be
If we stop dreaming now
Lord knows we’d never clear the clouds.

And you’ve been so busy lately that you haven’t found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time.

Feel the sunshine on your face
It’s in a computer now
Gone to the future way out in space.

And you’ve been so busy lately that you haven’t found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time.

And you’ve been so busy lately that you haven’t found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time.

Tell me I’m not dreaming
But are we out of time
We’re out of time
Out of time

I would like to know what’s going on in the world, why people are dying and crying. And I ask Lord to help us. There are a lot of mothers crying because their sons are dying in the war. We have got to find a way to bring some love today. Violence in the world doesn’t need to escalate because war is not the solution. Only love can conquer hate. That’s the reason why we have got to find a way to bring some love today. The barricades can’t hinder our aim. Talking with people is better than punishing them so I don’t understand what’s going on today in this world where people are in pain. We don’t know where is the love which we pray for. We don’t understand what’s going on when our children can’t play and homeless can’t eat. There has got to be a better way to live in our world. We don’t know why we are politically blind unable to see the sign of endangered times.

 

I would like to know what is happening in the world today because I would rather be dead than deal with it. We had a world vision to complete and pray for a change. We ask God for help. Everybody thinks that Americans are wrong but they can’t judge us. If all of us stay together, we can all be strong. If we are united we can stand but if we are divided we will fall. We already know the way to bring some understanding in the world. Barricades can’t hinder our aim. Talking with people is better than punishing them so they can see what’s happening, I can see what’s happening and i will tell you what’s happening too.

 

I don’t know what’s going on in non industrialised countries and why every minute a child is dying by AIDS in record numbers. Mothers are crying. They want their children to hold on because children haven’t done anything wrong. I still want to holler asking them why they don’t bother. That make me turn to God and ask him why they all got a trapped soul.

 

I can feel what was bothering Marvin and why his words will remain forever to deal with these modern day problems. The ignorance that is surrounding me and my brothers is causing too many ill people and dead people. It doesn’t matter if we are Protestans, Jews, Blacks, Whites, Latins and Asians. The important thing is we pray together and fight less. We had better stay united because of genocide chemical war, richness and poverty and God will deliver a cure.

 

It’s a shame that our reality is devastating. People are praying for a cure and meanwhile they are dying waiting for it. I ask God for obtaining the comfort and strength to deal with this situation in which all the kids won’t be able to chase their dreams. What makes me sad is to think in the lifes these children would have had and all the children who are living without their mothers and fathers and how we can be sit back and not trying to make it right. We have to stay together and fight for life.

I would like somebody tell me what’s going on when we got human beings using humans for a bomb. Everyone wants to live and nobody really wants to die so i can’t see people dying and other people crying. That let me down for a minute. I think there is plenty of room for humanity between you and me. I woulk like somebody to tell me what’s really happening and what’s going on in this world.

“What’s Going On?” Lyrics

[P Diddy:]
What’s Going On

[Jermaine Dupri:]
Tell Me

[P Diddy:]
People Dying
People Crying
Lord help us

[Bono:]
Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying

[Gwen Stefani:]
Oh, brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying

[Jermaine Dupri:]
That’s Right

[Aaron Lewis:]
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

[Nona Gaye:]
Oh my father, father
We don’t need to escalate

[Backstreet Boys:]
You see war is not the answer

[Nona Gaye/Backstreet Boys:]
For only love can conquer hate

[Christina Aguilera:]
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

[Britney Spears:]
Barricades, can’t block our way

[J-Lo:]
Don’t punish me with brutality

[Destiny’s Child:]
Talk to me
So you can see

[Destiny’s Child/Britney Spears:]
[First Chorus]
Oh what’s going on
What’s going on
Yeah what’s going on
Ahh what’s going on

[Ja Rule:]
What’s going on in a world filled with pain
Where’s the love for which we pray
What’s going on
When our children can’t play
Homeless can’t eat
There’s got to be a better way
What’s going on
When we politically blind
Can’t see the signs of endangered times
What’s going on

[Nelly Furtado:]
Ah tell me
What’s going on in the world today
I’d rather be dead
Than turn my head away
We gotta first world vision to complete, to lift our
Hands in the air and cry for a switch

[Michael Stipe:]
Father, father

[P Diddy:]
Father help us, come on

[Michael Stipe:]
Everybody thinks we’re wrong

[Alicia Keys:]
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Together we can all be strong

[P Diddy:]
United we stand, Divided we fall

[N’Sync:]
Oh you know we’ve got to find a way

[Mary J. Blige:]
To bring some understanding here today

[N’Sync:]
Barricades can’t block our way

[Darren Hayes (Savage Garden):]
Don’t punish me with brutality

[N’Sync:]
Baby talk to me
So you can see
[Second chorus]
Yeah, what’s going on
Hey, what’s going on
Somebody tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s goin’ on-uh

[Nelly:]
What’s going on ‘cross seas
Every minute a child dies by this disease
In record numbers indeed
Got momma’s crying out please
My baby hold on
My child ain’t done nothing wrong
Still I want to holler
Ask them why they don’t bother
Oh no, oh no
Make me turn to my father
And ask him why they all got a trapped soul

[Nas:]
I can feel what was bothering Marvin
Why his words forever remain
Dealing with these modern day problems
‘Cause of ignorance surrounding me and my constituents
Too many infected
Too many lives diminishing
Nobody say Protestants, Jews, Blacks, and Whites, Latinos and Asians
Pray together
Less fight
We better unite
As genocide chemical war
And the rich and the poor
Know that God delivers a cure

[Eve:]
It’s a shame our reality is devastating
People praying for a cure
Dying while they’re waiting
Ask the Lord for the comfort and strength to face it
All the kids with dreams
Won’t get the chance to chase it
Makes me sad
Think about the lives they would’ve had
Think about the orphan babies got no moms and dads
How can we sit back and not try to make it right
We gotta come together
We gotta fight for life

[Fred Durst:]
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
We got human beings using humans for a bomb
But everyone wanna live
Don’t nobody really want to die
You feeling me right
I can’t be watching people die
(die)
And watching people cry
Let me break it down for a minute
If there’s enough room here for you and me
There’s plenty of room for some humanity

Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)
Somebody tell me what’s going on
(what’s going on)

 

Everclear is a rock band and this song was inspired by the September 11, 2001 attacks. The singer Alexakis says, “These things in the last couple of years have made me pissed off at the complacency in our country. I think there’s a lot of darkness there, but I think we can do better, that there’s light at the end of the tunnel”. The song was given this title because The New York Times is the only newspaper he really likes.

LYRICS

Oh,
It makes no sense to me
Yeah, I was living in a different world when I heard the news
I keep having the same bad dream
And it makes me want to hurt all the people who have done this thing to you

When I see your face, I can see you smile
Read all about you in the new york times
When I see your eyes, I can see your light
When I think about what happened
It makes me crazy

It makes no sense to me,
This eye for an eye thing,
It has gone too far
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t hurt inside
I would like to believe we could learn from this
And maybe some day we can make things right
I want to believe in this world
I want to believe in this life
I want to believe in a world that does not seem real
When you read between the lines

When I see your face, I can see you smile
Read all about you in my new york times
When I see your eyes, I can see your light
When I read about the world
It makes me crazy

I want to believe in this world
I want to believe in this life
I want to believe in a world that does not seem real
When you read between the lines
Gotta read between the lines
Whoa, gotta read between the lines
I really want to believe I can make things right
I want to believe I can learn to feel alright inside
I want to believe I can learn to make things right
Oh, I want to believe in this world
I want to believe in this life
I want to believe in a world that does not seem real
When I read the new york times

I see your face, I see your smile
Read all about you in the new york times
I can see your eyes, I can see your light
When I think about what happened
It just makes me crazy
When I close my eyes
You seem so alive
I really think about you
I want to believe we can make things right
I want to believe
I want to believe
I want to believe
I want to believe
Oh, I want to believe in this world
I want to believe in this life
I want to believe in a world that does not seem real
When I read the new york times

 

If I Had a Hammer  is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. It was written in 1949 in support of the progressive movement.

It was not particularly successful when it was first released, likely due in part to the political climate of the time.

Later this song was a Civil Rights anthem of the American Civil Rights movement and it also was a common selection for folk masses in Roman Catholic Churches.

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

I would give you some advice, don’t waste your life.

Live  every moment, enjoy the time before it would be too late, because you never know when the end can arrive.

Don’t miss the oportunity, tell that person you know, how much you love him.

Don’t be silly, don’t learn from your mistakes, and listen to those who commited them.

Go out, live the day, don’t let it escape. Life happens too fast. Take it.

WARNING

Bat your eyes girl, be otherworldly,
Count your blessings, seduce a stranger.
What’s so wrong with being happy?
Kudos to those who see through sickness.

When she woke in the morning
She knew that her life had passed her by.
And she called out a warning,
“Don’t ever let life pass you by.”

I suggest we learn to love each-other before it’s made illegal.
When will we learn? When will we change?
Just in time to see it all fall down.
Those left standing… will make millions…
Writing books on the way it should have been.

When she woke in the morning
She knew that her life had passed her by.
And she called out a warning,
“Don’t ever let life pass you by.”

Floating in this cosmic jacuzzi
We are like frogs oblivious to the water starting to boil.
No one flinches, we all float face down.

When she woke in the morning
She knew that her life had passed her by.
And she called out a warning,
Don’t ever let life pass you by.

ADVERTENCIA

 

Pero tus ojos, chica, están alejados del mundo
Cuenta tus bendiciones, seduce a un extraño
¿Que está tan mal con ser feliz?
Celebridad a aquellos quiénes ven a través de la enfermedad

Cuando ella se despertó a la mañana
Ella supo que su vida la había pasado
Y ella dijo una advertencia
“Nunca dejen que su vida les pase por encima”

Sugiero que aprendamos a amar al otro antes de que sea ilegal
¿Cuándo aprenderemos? ¿Cuándo cambiaremos?
Solo a tiempo para ver caer a todo
Aquellos que los dejaron parados… harán millones…
Libros escritos de la manera que deben haber sido

Cuando ella se despertó a la mañana
Ella supo que su vida la había pasado
Y ella dijo una advertencia
“Nunca dejen que su vida les pase por encima”

Flotando en este jacuzzi cósmico
Somos como ranas olvidadas en el agua que empieza a hervir
Nadie retrocede, todos flotamos boca abajo

Cuando ella se despertó a la mañana
Ella supo que su vida la había pasado
Y ella dijo una advertencia
Nunca dejen que su vida les pase por encima.

This song is a protest about racism, in this case Michael Jackson denounce the treatment suffered by the blacks in USA. He condemn the fact that even in the 1996 ,when it was written, blacks and whites are different and even in theory they have the same rights, blacks have to beared abuses from skinhead and abuses from police officers.

I choose that song because I love the beat and the rhythm, and seems that he shoots you with words and the music.

Then I realise that he play on words in the lyrics a lot.

Curiously he uses the pronoun “us” to play on words with US (United States of America) and remind everyone that blacks are in US and blacks also belong to USA and they have their rights and equality but nobody cares about them.

Then he also play on words with black male, blackmail to express that black people are suffering blackmail.

Michael Jackson remember us in this song that this fight is an old fight but still alive, the fight started with Martin Luther and Roosevelt and even now it’s something present.

In addition this song have a lot of vocabulary about this matter like protest, and racism which is very useful vebause they are recurrent matters in compositions and discussions.

After all maybe music is a good way to protest because nowadays USA have a black president, so Music really reaches our hearts? Do you have any protests? Let’s go to lodge a protest singing.


“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
chew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kick 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, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of hate
You’re rapin’ 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 male, black mail
Throw your 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, now
I’m tired of bein’ 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 do really hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin’

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 livin’
He wouldn’t let this be

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, strike 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 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

This song was composed by Vern Partlow in 1945. Partlow had interviewed nuclear weapons scientists for the Los Angeles Daily News in the early fall of 1945. They told him what the effects of a nuclear war might be like, which deeply alarmed Partlow, and led him to write this song before the end of the year. Immediately, it was a great success, then, after the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, many people feared nuclear warfare.

(Wheeeeeeeeeee! – Sound of bomb dropping)

(Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini)

I’m gonna preach you all a sermon about Old Man Atom, that’s me
I don’t mean the Adam in the Bible datum
I don’t mean the Adam that Mother Eve elated
I mean the thing that science liberated
The thing that Einstein says he’s scared of
And when Einstein’s scared, brother, you’d better be scared

If you’re scared of the Atom
Here’s what you gotta do
You got to get all the people in the world with you
‘Cause if you don’t get together and do it
Well, first thing you know
I’m gonna blow this world plum through

(Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini)

Now, life used to be such a simple joy
My cyclotron was just a super toy
And folks got born, they’d work and marry
And ‘Atom’ was a word in the dictionary
And then it happened

The science boys from every clime
They all pitched in with overtime
And before they knew it, the thing was done
And they’d hitched up the power of the gosh-durn sun
And put a harness on Old Sol
Splittin’ atoms while the diplomats was splittin’ hairs

(Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini)

But the Atom’s here in spite of hysteria
Flourishes in Utah, as well as Siberia
And whether you’re black, white, red or brown
The question is this when you boil it down
To be or not to be, that’s the question

The answer to it all ain’t military datum
Like who gets there firstest with the mostest atoms
No, the people of the World must decide their fate
They gotta get together or disintegrate
I hold this truth to be self-evident
That all men may be cremated equal

(Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini)

Yes, it’s up to the people, ’cause atoms don’t care
You can’t fence me in, I’m just like air
I don’t give a hoot about any politics
Or who got what into whatever fix
All I wanta to do is sit around
And have my nucleus bombarded by neutrons

Now the moral is this, just as plain as day
That Old Man Atom is here to stay
I’m gonna stick around, and that’s for true
But, ah, my dearly beloved, are you?
So, listen folks, here is my thesis
Peace in the world, or the world in pieces!

(Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini)

This song has a direct message. Pink ask Mr Bush why is more important a barrel than an human life. She ask him about poverty and why a mother can’t say goodbye to a son who has died in an unfair war, how does he sleep persecuting homosexual rights, giving an unworthy base salary, etc.

It’s a beautiful song that make you think in humans, in how importants are the Presidents decisions and why a person like G.Bush arrived to become a president of USA.

“Dear Mr. President”
(feat. Indigo Girls)

Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let’s pretend we’re just two people and
You’re not better than me.
I’d like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We’re not dumb and we’re not blind.
They’re all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don’t know nothing ’bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You’d never take a walk with me.
Would you?

The lyrics of this song celebrate the political changes in Eastern Europe at that time – such as the Polish Round Table Agreement and fall of the Berlin Wall, the increasing freedom in the communist bloc (which soon led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union), and the clearly imminent end of the Cold War.

The Scorpions were inspired to write the song on a visit to Moscow in 1989.

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
An August summer night
Soldiers passing by
Listening to the wind of change

The world is closing in
Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers
The future’s in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

Walking down the street
Distant memories
Are buried in the past forever

I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change

The wind of change blows straight
Into the face of time
Like a storm wind that will ring
The freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams
With you and me

Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
In the wind of change