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    Songs That Get Your Blood Boiling

    Occasionally an artist or group will try to write a protest song or a consciousness raising song. Usually they are mundane and not very good.

    But sometimes everything comes together, including the values of the listener, and it clicks in a way that generates a strong emotional response.

    One song that always did this for me is Tears For Fears' Woman In Chains. Great song, great lyrics, great singing by Oleta Adams and Roland Orzabel, and a great message.

    It's a world gone crazy
    Keeps woman in chains
    So free her
    So free her

    How about you. Any songs that are poignant enough to make you angry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryL
    Any songs that are poignant enough to make you angry?
    I equate Creedence's Fortunate Son to our worthless "leader." I played this song in a band, and everytime we played it, I screamed the lyrics as loud as I could and beat the living sh!t out of my drums.

    I hate Bush with a passion, and playing that song sure let me blow off some steam. Otherwise, I might have %^&$ his %&**( ^&*( off.



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    Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
    Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
    And when the band plays hail to the chief,
    Ooh, they point the cannon at you, lord,

    It aint me, it aint me, I aint no senators son, son.
    It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, no,

    Yeah!
    Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
    Lord, dont they help themselves, oh.
    But when the taxman comes to the door,
    Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,

    It aint me, it aint me, I aint no millionaires son, no.
    It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, no.

    Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
    Ooh, they send you down to war, lord,
    And when you ask them, how much should we give?
    Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh,

    It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military son, son.
    It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, one.

    It aint me, it aint me, I aint no fortunate one, no no no,
    It aint me, it aint me, I aint no fortunate son, no no no,

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    Many of Bob Dylan's early tunes, but particularly Masters of War and Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
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    While not a protest song per se, Jesus Christ Pose is great before heading to the gym.

    Anyone vaguely familiar with theories of revolution understands that the Zapatista Revolt has some...er..."operational issues", but I respect the early music of Zack DeLa Rocha. Clearly he is fervent in his views against oppression. Later, of course, he would focus on Tibet and get all goofy-assed but those first few Rage Against The Machine discs were pretty solid.

    I love Front 242's Funkhadafi, although I could never figure out whether Daniel and Patrick were protesting the Lion of the Desert or me.

    The Pogues did a good job in the fight against sobriety.

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    Goodness Gracious by Kevin Gilbert. Not really a protest song, but a great social commentary song.

    Goodness Gracious is there nothing left to say?
    When the ones that get to keep looking
    are the ones that look away
    It's pabulum for the sleepers
    in the cult of brighter days

    Goodness Gracious at the mercy of the crooks
    We're broke and stroking vegetables
    and there's way too many cooks
    In every pot a pink slip, In every mouth a hook

    Goodness Gracious I'm not listening anymore
    Cause the spooks are in the White House
    and they've justified a war
    So wake me when they notify
    we're gonna fight some more

    Goodness Gracious not many people care
    Concern is getting scarcer
    true compassion really rare
    I can see it on our faces. I can feel it in the air
    Goodness Gracious me.

    Goodness Gracious my generation's lost
    They burned down all our bridges
    before we had a chance to cross
    Is it the winter of our discontent or just an early frost?

    Goodness Gracious of apathy I sing
    The baby boomers had it all and wasted everything
    Now recess is almost over
    and they won't get off the swing

    Goodness Gracious we came in at the end
    No sex that isn't dangerous, no money left to spend
    We're the cleanup crew for parties
    we were too young to attend
    Goodness Gracious me.

    Goodness Gracious my grandma used to say
    The world's a scary place now,
    things were different in her day
    What horrors will be commonplace
    when my hair starts to grey?











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    Good Choice - Gilbert

    Quote Originally Posted by 3-LockBox
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    Goodness Gracious by Kevin Gilbert. Not really a protest song, but a great social commentary song.
    Yep, Goodness Gracious can get the blood boiling.

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    I'm definitely not along the lines here, but G.O.D., pt III by Mobb Deep, which sources its instrumental from one of Scarface's OST's, is purely bada$$

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