Tuesday, 27 June 2017

'The Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism' by Naomi Klein (2009, Documentary, Video)

Quoting from the introduction to this documentary:

"The Shock Doctrine is Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein's companion piece to her popular 2007 book of the same name. In short, the shock doctrine is a theory for explaining the way that force, stealth and crisis are used in implementing neoliberal economic policies such as privatization, deregulation and cuts to social services.

The shock doctrine suggests that in periods of chaos often following wars, coups, natural disasters and economic panics, pro-corporate reformers aggressively push through unpopular “free market” measures. Klein posits that followers of Milton Friedman and other market fundamentalists have been perfecting this very strategy: waiting for a major crisis, then selling off pieces of the state to private players while citizens were still reeling from the shock, then quickly making the "reforms" permanent."


Sunday, 11 June 2017

'Preaching the End of the World' by Chris Cornell (Song, Video)




Lyrics:

"Hello, I know there's someone out there who can understand
And who's feeling the same way as me
I'm twenty-four and I've got everything to live for
But I know now that it wasn't meant to be
'Cause all has been lost and all has been won
And there's nothing left for us to save
But now I know that I don't want to be alone today
So if you find that you've been feeling just the same

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

I've got a photograph I'll send it off today
And you will see that I am perfectly sane
Not for a lifetime or forever and a day
'Cause we know now that just won't be the case

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

There will be no commitment and no confessions
And no little secrets to keep
No little children or houses with roses
Just the End of the world and me
'Cause all has been gone and all has been done
And there's nothing left for us to say
But we could be together as they blow it all away
And we can share in every moment as it breaks

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world"


Songwriter:
CHRIS CORNELL

Lyrics sourcehttp://www.metrolyrics.com/preaching-the-end-of-the-world-lyrics-chris-cornell.html

'Things Can Only Get Better' by Howard Jones (Song, Video)




Lyrics:

"We're not scared to lose it all security throw through the wall
Future dreams we have to realize
A thousand skeptic hands won't keep us from the things we plan
Unless we're clinging to the things we prize

And do you feel scared? I do
But I won't stop and falter
And if we threw it all away
Things can only get better
Wow wow wow oh, wow wow wow oh oh oh oh

Treating today as though it was the last, the final show
Get to sixty and feel no regret
It may take a little time a lonely path, an uphill climb
Success or failure will not alter it

And do you feel scared? I do
But I won't stop and falter
And if we threw it all away
Things can only get better
Wow wow wow oh, wow wow wow oh oh oh oh

And do you feel scared? I do
But I won't stop and falter
And if we threw it all away
Things can only get better

(Wow wow wow oh, wow wow wow oh oh oh oh)
(Wow wow wow oh, wow wow wow oh oh oh oh)"


Songwriter:
HOWARD JONES

Lyrics credithttp://www.metrolyrics.com/things-can-only-get-better-lyrics-howard-jones.html

'Come Into My World' by Kylie Minogue (Song, Video)



Lyrics:

"Come, come, come into my world
Won't you lift me up, up, high upon your love

Take these arms that were made for lovin'
And this heart that will beat for two
Take these eyes that were meant for watching over you
And I've been such a long time waiting
For someone I can call my own
I've been chasing the life I'm dreaming
Now I'm home

I need your love
Like night needs morning

Come, come, come into my world
Won't you lift me up, up, high upon your love

Na na na na

Take these lips that were made for kissing
And this heart that will see you through
And these hands that were made to touch and
feel you

So free your love
Hear me I'm calling

Oh won't you
Come, come, come into my world
Won't you lift me up, up, high upon your love

I need your love
Like night needs morning

Oh won't you
Come, come, come into my world
Won't you lift me up, up, high upon your love"


Songwriters:
DENNIS, CATHY / DAVIS, ROBERT BERKELEY

Lyrics credithttp://www.metrolyrics.com/come-into-my-world-lyrics-kylie-minogue.html

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

'Army Dreamers' by Kate Bush (Song, Video)




Lyrics:

"(B.F.P.O.)
(Army dreamers)
(Mammy's hero)
(B.F.P.O.)
(Mammy's hero)

Our little army boy
Is coming home from B.F.P.O.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate to mammy's hero

Mourning in the aerodrome
The weather warmer, he is colder
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier

(What could he do)
(Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do)
(Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do)
(Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers

Tears o'er a tin box
Oh, Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know
Like a chicken with a fox
He couldn't win the war with ego

Give the kid the pick of pips
And give him all your stripes and ribbons
Now he's sitting in his hole
He might as well have buttons and bows

(What could he do)
(Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do)
(Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do)
(Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of
Army dreamers
Ooh, what a waste of all that
Army dreamers
Army dreamers
Army dreamers, oh"


Songwriter:
Kate Bush

Lyrics credithttp://www.metrolyrics.com/army-dreamers-lyrics-kate-bush.html

'19' by Paul Hardcastle (Song, Visuals with lyrics) - 12" ver



Saturday, 3 June 2017

'Julia Dream' by Pink Floyd (Song, Video animation)



Lyrics:

"Sunlight bright upon my pillow
Lighter than an eiderdown
Will she let the weeping willow
Wind his branches round?

Julia dream, dreamboat queen
Queen of all my dreams

Every night I turn the light out
Waiting for the velvet bride
Will the scaly armadillo
Find me where I'm hiding?

Julia dream, dreamboat queen
Queen of all my dreams

Will the misty master break me?
Will the key unlock my mind?
Will the following footsteps catch me?
Am I really dying?

Julia dream, dreamboat queen
Queen of all my dreams (4x)      Save me (5x)"


Written by: Roger Waters

Lead vocals: David Gilmour (verses), Roger Waters (chorus)


Lyrics credithttp://floydlyrics.blogspot.in/2010/03/julia-dream.html

'Society' by Alice Phoebe Lou (Song, Video)



Lyrics:

"Oh, he stands in front of me
And he's staring manically
Screaming "Oh society, what have you done to me?"

The ground I've tread so many years
All this blood and sweat and tears

Just to be inside your mode
And do just what I'm told
If only I had been so bold
But now my body's getting old

And time is all so golden
If only it could be frozen

But you took it away from me
Oh society, you took it away from me
All my liberty

Oh, you took it away from me
Oh society, you took it away from me
When you brainwashed me with formulas of how I should be

Shaped me and raped me of my individuality
Schooled me and fooled me
Told me what I could and could not see
Took me and shook me of my urges to be free"


Writer(s): Alice Phoebe Lou

Lyrics credit: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Alice-Phoebe-Lou-3/Society

'Shiny Happy People' by R.E.M. (Song, Video)



Lyrics:

"Shiny happy people laughing

Meet me in the crowd, people, people
Throw your love around, love me, love me
Take it into town, happy, happy
Put it in the ground where the flowers grow
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Everyone around, love them, love them
Put it in your hands, take it, take it
There's no time to cry, happy, happy
Put it in your heart where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Whoa, here we go

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)
Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)
Shiny happy people holding hands (people, happy people)"


Songwriters:
ROBERT S. KELLY


Lyrics credithttp://www.metrolyrics.com/shiny-happy-people-lyrics-rem.html