Favorite Political Songs - Thread

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    Feel like your political beliefs or humanitarian sensibilities can be best represented through song? Post 'em up here. Who knows: it might make you better understand someone else's viewpoint. At worst, you get to discover some good music.

    "American Low" - Cassino (poverty in the US South)

    "Reason to Leave" - The Narrative (anti-immigration sentiment in US)

    "America" - Nas (barbarity of American history)

    "Reagan" - Killer Mike (Reagan being an objectively shitty president and shittier human being)

    "Freedom Bridge" - The Menzingers (Iraq War, PTSD)

    "Black President" - Nas (Obama candidacy for POTUS, representation of black Americans)

    "Blood on the Sand" - Thrice (poverty, neoliberalism, American imperialism)

    "The Widow" - The Mars Volta (Mexican drug epidemic)

    "Come All You Weary" - Thrice (poverty, loss of American Christianity to prosperity gospel)
     
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    Naw, just kidding.



     
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    God, Comrade Seaside?

    I think a few years in the Corrective Labour Camps will liberate you from such reactionary thoughts.
     
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    USSR anthem sucks dick. La Marseillaise is a billion times better, always was, always will be.

    In Finland there's a movement to replace their current national anthem (established by convention), which some say is based on a german drinking song. That makes some sense as the guy who wrote it was a German immigrant. Estonia shares the same melody for their national anthem. But here's the proposed replacement:



    And here's the current one:



    I dunno, I kinda prefer the original, and have been labelled a heretic for this opinion. It's just jauntier. The lyrics to Finlandia are much better, though, but I'm not a lyrics kinda guy.
     
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    The star spangled banner was a ripoff of an english drinking song. That's why people are kneeling down.
     
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    Blackbird lyrics have been in my sig since I could have one. The song has had a few meanings attached to it. From it being about a metaphorical awakening to support of the Black Panther movement. Usually explained as a sort of lamentation of the state of race relations in the US during the civil rights movement. Social politics fascinate me as they always end up dictating policy and I'm a yuuge Beatles fan, so, yeah.

    "I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered this whole idea of "you were only waiting for this moment to arise" was about, you know, the black people's struggle in the southern states, and I was using the symbolism of a blackbird. It's not really about a blackbird whose wings are broken, you know, it's a bit more symbolic."

    - Paul McCartney
     
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    Just kidding, actually American History X by Ill Bill

     
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