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Unread Nov 21st, 2003, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I got this assignment for social where I have to find a song that relates to a social problem, then write about it.

I know there aren't many (if any) trance songs that relate too much to social problems, and I don't listen to much else.. so can you guess what i'm going to ask for? :P

That's right.. any songs that have lyrics talking about social problems! Much appreciated.



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Unread Nov 21st, 2003, 01:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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does it have to be trance?. if you are looking for any song with social problems, try pretty much any rap or hip hop.
as for electronica. hmm.. off the top of my head, Tomcraft - Loneliness. or Madonna - what it feels like (Paul Oakenfold mix)
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not a trance song but...

Suicidal Tendencies - Instionalized

basically anything by Suicidal Tendencies
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Jeremy spoke in.....class today.
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Anything by the dead kennedys/ jello biafra.

Likewise, bad religion.

How about Bob Dylans music?

Dead Kennedys : Stars and Stripes of Corruption

Finally got to Washington in the middle of the night
I couln't wait
I headed straight for the Capitol Mall

My heart began to pound
Yahoo ! it really exists
The American International Pictures logo

I looked up at that Capitol building
Couldn't help but wonder why
I felt like saying "Hello, old friend"

Walked up the hill to touch it
Then I unzipped my pants
And pissed on it when nobody was looking

Like a great eternal Klansman
With his two flashing red eyes
Turn around, he's always watching
The Washington monument pricks the sky
With flags for pubic hair ringed 'round the bottom

The symbols of our heritage
Lit up proudly in the night
Somehow fits to see the homeless people
Passed out on the lawn

So this is where it all happens
The power games and bribes
All lobbying for a piece of ass

Of the stars and stripes of corruption

Makes me feel so ashamed
To be an American
When we're too stuck up to learn from our mistakes
Trying to start another Viet Nam
While fiddling while Rome burns at home
The Boss says, "You're laid off. Blame the Japanese"

"America's back", alright
At the game it plays the worst
Strip mining the world like a slave plantation

No wonder others hate us
And the Hitlers we handpick
To bleed their people dry
For our evil empire

The drug we're fed
To make us like it
Is God and country with a bang

People we know who should know better
Howl, "America rules. Let's go to war !"
Business scams are what's worth dying for

Are the Soviets our worst enemy ?
We're destroying ourselves instead
Who cares about our civil rights
As long as I get paid

The blind Me Generation
Doesn't care if life's a lie
So easily used, so proud to enforce

The stars and stripes of corruption
Let's bring it all down!

Tell me who's the real patriots
The Archie Bunker slobs waving flags?
Or the people with the guts to work
For some real change

Rednecks and bombs don't make us strong
We loot the world, yet we can't even feed ourselves
Our real test of strength is caring
Not the toys of war we sell the world

Just carry on, thankful to be farmed like worms
Old glory for a blanket
As you suck on your thumbs
Real freedom scares you
'Cos it means responsibility
So you chicken out and threaten me

Saying, "Love it or leave it"
I'll get beat up if I criticize it
You say you'll fight to the death
To save your worthless flag
If you want a Banana Republic that bad
Why don't you go move to one

(spoken)
But what can just one of us do?
Against all that money and power
Trying to crush us into roaches?

We don't destroy society in a day
Until we change ourselves first
From the inside out

We can start by not lying so much
And treating other people like dirt
It's easy not to base our lives
On how much we can scam

And you know
It feels good to lift that monkey off our backs
(End)

I'm thankful I live in a place
Where I can say the things I do
Without being taken out and shot
So I'm guard against the goons
Trying to take my rights away
We've got to rise above the need for cops and laws

Let kids learn communication
Instead of schools pushing competition
How about more art and theater instead of sports?

People will always do drugs
Let's legalize them
Crime drops when the mob can't price them
Budget's in the red?
Let's tax religion

No one will do it for us
We'll just have to fix ourselves
Honesty ain't all that hard
Just put Rambo back inside your pants
Causing trouble for the system is much more fun

Thank you for the toilet paper
But your flag is meaningless to me
Look around, we're all people
Who needs countries anyway?

Our land I love it too
I think I love it more than you
I care enough to fight

The stars and stripes of corruption
Let's bring it all down!

If we don't try
If we just lie
If we can't find
A way to do it better than this

Who will?
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Thanks guys.

Nah, it doesn't have to be a trance song. I just dont listen to rap or hip hop so I didn't know any songs that would fit what I was looking for.

I'm going to try the song Oni X suggested. Thanks for posting the lyrics, that helped more then just the song name
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Alright, so I got this assignment for social where I have to find a song that relates to a social problem, then write about it.

I know there aren't many (if any) trance songs that relate too much to social problems, and I don't listen to much else.. so can you guess what i'm going to ask for? :P

That's right.. any songs that have lyrics talking about social problems! Much appreciated.



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I had the same project in High School for Science Seminar back in 93

I played the video in class, and got an A
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Linkin Park tracks are alright.









yes i like Linkin Park, if you have an issue with it PM me. that way i can personally address your issues.
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Hmm. Why is your crappy taste of music supposed to be "our" issue? Interesting.
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Hmm. Why is your crappy taste of music supposed to be "our" issue? Interesting.
everything you type on these forums is negative. therefore you should write a song about your life which im guessing is filled with social problems and then you should hook up Brad P with a copy, how about that? interesting eh
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Madonna - what it feels like (Paul Oakenfold mix)
Eww... i hate that remix, dont like it one bit. Best remix would have to be the Above and Beyond remix, now THAT is ownage
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Hmm. Why is your crappy taste of music supposed to be "our" issue? Interesting.
dont take everything you read on these forums so seriously. you just have to have negative input to other's replies. it's oddly disturbing and getting pretty annoying. go out and enjoy life and if you are unable to do so, at least keep your negativity to yourself.
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dont take everything you read on these forums so seriously. you just have to have negative input to other's replies. it's oddly disturbing and getting pretty annoying. go out and enjoy life and if you are unable to do so, at least keep your negativity to yourself.
yeah, seriously.
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You can write about trance if you want. I think trance is deep, and if you love it, more power to you. If you don't see any social commentary about trance, you might just need to broaden your focus. Think about the so-called "Rave Culture." I can think of two important social issues that I think would be fun to write about.

The first topic is the effect of EDM in general on mainstreaming the gay nightclub scene. I think everyone here appreciates how the predominantly gay nightclubs in Detroit, New York and Chicago nurtured the EDM scene here in the US twenty years ago. It has been said that a love of music had a remarkable effect on integrating nightclubs in NYC, and I've noticed at times that in clubs with really good EDM you can see all kinds of people -- young, old, black, white, gay and straight. I think that's a good thing, when music can bring people together like that.

The other interesting topic is the drug scene. Not many people have the stomach for the controversy, but it is a fascinating topic, I think. Just as LSD had a lot to do with the evolution of rock music in the 60's, psychogenic amines had a lot to do with the evolution of EDM. Might be interesting for example to do a piece on "As the Rush Comes," explain what that song is about and what the implications are, for better or worse.

Now, if you want to dig back into MY generation, think about "Wooden Ships" by CSNY...

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2pac- changes
black eyed peas- where is the love

along with a lot of other hip hop but i would go with 2pac

you could prbably pull of linkin park
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everything you type on these forums is negative. therefore you should write a song about your life which im guessing is filled with social problems and then you should hook up Brad P with a copy, how about that? interesting eh
U are one funny mother fawker man...!!!!
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Hmm. Why is your crappy taste of music supposed to be "our" issue? Interesting.
What does that have to do with what I asked? I asked for help finding a song, and people gave me some. It's not an issue, and it isn't yours.

You need to write a big STUPID on your forehead or something because you're really, really stupid.

Thanks to everyone else though.
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Alright, so I got this assignment for social where I have to find a song that relates to a social problem, then write about it.

I know there aren't many (if any) trance songs that relate too much to social problems, and I don't listen to much else.. so can you guess what i'm going to ask for? :P

That's right.. any songs that have lyrics talking about social problems! Much appreciated.



ps. Going to Hawaii in 7 days
have fun and what island are u coming too? Oh well to me hawaii aint so great because i've lived here all my life.
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here is a Trance tune

PQM - You are Sleeping

about a "nice sensitive guy" that decides to try and help a hooker "hooked on smack". Great meaningful tune, though has some explicit lyrics.
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