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Sepultura – The Hunt (New Model Army cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
The Seven Crowns sounds like a typical English pub name.

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Killing Joke – Democracy Lyrics 13 years ago
So anyway, this is about how 'democracy' is actually no choice at all, because whichever colour the party, they represent big business.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Jesus of the Moon Lyrics 13 years ago
I think another parallel between this lyric and 'We Call Upon The Author To Explain' is the idea that change must come, in the circumstances he describes ('socio-economic divisions' etc)

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Cathedral – Serpent Eve Lyrics 13 years ago
We so are.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – My Blue Heaven Lyrics 13 years ago
I want to climb into this song!

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The Coup – Lazymuthafucka Lyrics 13 years ago
Fantastic song, about how working people make all the world's wealth and yet suffer in poverty, while lazy rich people don't have to lift a finger.

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Type O Negative – These Three Things Lyrics 13 years ago
'What's wrong with republicans, at least we don't support gay fags who want to tear apart our country.'

I think the second part of your question (although there's no question mark), answers the first part.

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Filter – Only You Lyrics 13 years ago
Great song, but it's 'the lie', not 'deny'.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – We Call Upon the Author Lyrics 13 years ago
I love these lyrics ('he went the Heming-way'!)

I think the reference to prolix and a pair of scissors means cutting down his lyrics, to get rid of that amazing over-the-top and gradiose stuff. And I believe he is 'the author', because he gets asked about all those things when he goes 'guru-ing' down the street.

So in summary, I reckon this is about people asking Nick Cave to explain his lyrics and the world. Which makes this a pretty appropriate page!

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Stone Temple Pilots – Naked Sunday Lyrics 13 years ago
Trail Of The Madman is dead on. It's about religious hypocrisy, and about how religion purports to solve problems, when it is part of the problem.

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Suede – Everything Will Flow Lyrics 13 years ago
I think this might borrow some ideas from the Taoist notion that nature flows like a river (where the saying 'go with the flow' comes from).

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The Verve – Velvet Morning Lyrics 13 years ago
I think it's more likely to be a reference to 'Some Velvet Morning' by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood than Velvet Underground.

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Sanctuary – Long Since Dark Lyrics 14 years ago
Yep, with the reference to diamonds in the sky - (L)ucy in the (S)ky with (D)iamonds - confirms this. That song title, along with this one, is also namechecked in Nevermore's This Sacrament!

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Nevermore – This Sacrament Lyrics 14 years ago
All the stuff about 'the flow' seems like a reference to Taoism, which was been alluded to in other Nevermore songs.

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Beth Gibbons – Romance Lyrics 14 years ago
Well 'what they say about romance' is 'and they say romance is dead'. So it seems to be about a world seemingly devoid of romance, yet still hoping to find some.

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Manic Street Preachers – P.C.P. Lyrics 14 years ago
richeye is right. No Marxist (not that the Manics have been anything like that for a long, long time) would claim that state socialism is freedom, rather than freedom would exist when pure communism is established, and wage labour, nations and the state are abolished. However, Marx himself saw 'socialism' as being organised along the lines of the Paris commune, and certainly not like the USSR or China.

Still don't get the Lear thing though. The first line is: 'I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall.'

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Nevermore – The Seven Tongues of God Lyrics 14 years ago
Blackened89, no lyric or lyricist can ever 'brainwash' anyone into believing anything. If an argument (like yours) doesn't seem to stack up, then an individual won't accept it. All any kind of writer can do is collect certain ideas together.

To further simplify, I don't agree with Warrel Dane about most things because I admire him, I admire him because I agree with him about most things.

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Grinderman – No Pussy Blues Lyrics 14 years ago
"As our dreams and desires are hung on the butcher's hook of rampant consumerism, and the mirage and the illusion and the Nike trainers are served up on the trembling quim of an impossibly nubile girl-thing, No Pussy Blues tells it like it is," suggests Cave. "It is the child standing goggle-eyed at the cake shop window, as the shop-owner, in his plastic sleeves, barricades the door and turns the sign to "CLOSED". It is the howl in the dark of the Everyman."

"Set over a throbbing pornographic bass line, the world holds its breath for the onslaught of the wah's shriek of frustration and dirty water," counters Casey. "No Pussy Blues continues in the blues tradition and its timeless fascination with getting laid... or not."

"It's 'Back Door Man', it's 'Crawling King Snake', it's 'Tiger Man'," says Ellis.

"It's 'Shake Rattle and Roll'," says Sclavunos.

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Hard-Fi – Polish Love Song Lyrics 14 years ago
This is clearly about immigration, from the point of view of an immigrant from Poland into the UK. A lot of Poles have come to this country in the last few years, and the media likes to demonise them. Hard-Fi are clearly trying to set the record straight here.

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Serj Tankian – The Unthinking Majority Lyrics 14 years ago
Well done naeem9. I think you're right there. Perhaps Serj means Dollarable. It's not 'officially' a word, but it could be taken to mean suitable for US economic interests, like in Afghanistan, Iraq and soon Iran.

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Soulfly – No (feat. Christian Olde Wolbers) Lyrics 14 years ago
Hootie and the Blowfish, LMFAO!

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My Dying Bride – The Snow In My Hand Lyrics 14 years ago
The song doesn't use all those lyrics! It misses out '(it's not hurting)' and "So this is life?". Amazing though, all the same.

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Black Sabbath – Children Of The Grave Lyrics 14 years ago
If you want to hear a slow, doomy cover of this song, visit: http://www.myspace.com/torturegardenmusic

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The Nightwatchman – Flesh shapes the day Lyrics 14 years ago
Although actually, to get Marxist on yo ass, it's your material circumstances which make 'you' want to to shape your surroundings in any particular way.

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My Dying Bride – For My Fallen Angel Lyrics 14 years ago
The last verse is taken from Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis: http://shakespeare.about.com/library/blvenus3.htm

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One Minute Silence – Words Lyrics 14 years ago
50 million, is that WWI?

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The Verve – So It Goes Lyrics 14 years ago
Anyone read Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut?

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One Minute Silence – Food For Your Brain Lyrics 14 years ago
Totally agree guys. Do what Yap says, think for yourself! ;)

Great song. Not enough songs that glorify intelligence!

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Kreator – Progressive Proletarians Lyrics 14 years ago
This song seems to be about a revolutionary working class being born from the pain of today.

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The Nightwatchman – Flesh shapes the day Lyrics 14 years ago
'Yeah, I support my troops
They wave black flags
They wear black masks'

I leapt up from my seat, laughed, and clapped when I heard that. Go Tom!

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Soulfly – Mulambo Lyrics 14 years ago
So this is a song for all you rebels and revolutionaries out there...

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Fear Factory – Freedom Or Fire Lyrics 15 years ago
Right enough. Reminds me of 'liberty or death' in the American revolution. Except that FF mean real freedom, rather than freedom for the American owning class in paying taxes to the British crown.

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Manic Street Preachers – Spectators Of Suicide Lyrics 15 years ago
A lot of the lyrics in this song are taken from/inspired by the situationists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist), who wanted people to actively shape and create their world, rather than be passive consumers (or 'spectators').

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Soulfly – Born Again Anarchist Lyrics 15 years ago
Yes, this is how Max is that ultra-rare combination of a Christian and an anarchist. Like Jesus himself, in all likelihood.

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Manic Street Preachers – The Intense Humming Of Evil Lyrics 15 years ago
"I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes..."

Winston Churchill, 1920

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Skunk Anansie – Aesthetic Anarchist Lyrics 15 years ago
This is about rich people who pretend to be anarchists in an attempt to be cool.

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Skunk Anansie – We Love Your Apathy Lyrics 15 years ago
Government and business fuck us over every day, but most people just accept this and ask for more.

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Machine Head – Imperium Lyrics 15 years ago
Fucking hell, this is amazing. hearing this every once in a while really does give me the strength to go on! Someone I've never met understands me totally!

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Killing Joke – Implant Lyrics 15 years ago
This is how governments want to control and monitor us by using ID cards and chips/

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Machine Head – The Rage To Overcome Lyrics 15 years ago
About how he has been conditioned to self-destruct, but knows he has the anger and strength to overcome society and help make a better world.

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Machine Head – A Thousand Lies Lyrics 15 years ago
What is a man don't stay true to the game
Don't care for no one, only cares for his greed
He's playin' God killin' thousands of people
'Cause the power is the fix that he needs
Racist goal of the white devil
I watched our soul burnin' over oil
A politician got no feelin'
It makes my motherfuckin' cold blood boil

Reminds me of a certain president (and accomplices)

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Nevermore – The Tiananmen Man Lyrics 15 years ago
Er, this song is about the Tianenman man who stood in front of the tanks and got on telly! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989

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Stereolab – Slow Fast Hazel Lyrics 15 years ago
Hey, I've never heard of this song, but historical materialism is always interesting, so I'll give it a listen.

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Killing Joke – Total Invasion Lyrics 15 years ago
'as far as trying to go up against the goverment, well, unless the whole country did it , i guess...'

fuck yeah, bring it on!

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Carcass – R**k The Vote Lyrics 15 years ago
This is the 'rock the vote' scheme, which tries to get young people to vote using 'rock' music. It could equally apply to people like Bono supporting Bush and Blair.

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Carcass – Death Certificate Lyrics 15 years ago
This is more difficult to understand than all the others on Heartwork. Maybe about how poor people are born, are indoctrinated with the ideas of the rich, have boring lives and then die. The only meaningful mark they leave on society is to be a statistic.

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Carcass – Doctrinal Expletives Lyrics 15 years ago
I think this is about how working class people are indoctrinated to argue on behalf of the rich, through the media, education system and religion. Hence 'As you regurgitate another's words, In their shallowness you drown'.

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Carcass – Blind Bleeding The Blind Lyrics 15 years ago
This applies to the rich generally, hence 'silver spoons' and 'how they other half die' instead of 'how the other half live'. Of course it's something like 95%/5% but it's only a saying!

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Carcass – Blind Bleeding The Blind Lyrics 15 years ago
This is another Shakespeare reference, this time to Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth's attempts to clean her hands of what she imagined to be King Duncan's blood. This is the origin of sayings like 'Bush and Blair have blood on their hands'.

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Carcass – Blood Spattered Banner Lyrics 15 years ago
The Confederate thing fits with the Dixie reference, but I think it's patriotism generally.

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