ERE songs

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Magda » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:18 pm

My weapon of choice :
GALA - "Freed from desire"

My lover got no money He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no power He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no fame He's got his strong beliefs
My lover got no money He's got his strong beliefs

Want more and more
People just want more and more
Freedom and love
What he's looking for

Freed from desire
Mind and senses purified!
Freed from desire

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:43 pm


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Re: ERE songs

Post by Seneca » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:51 pm

Tool- 46 & Two

My shadow's
Shedding skin and
I've been picking
Scabs again.
I'm down
Digging through
My old muscles
Looking for a clue.
I've been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could've been.
I've been wallowing in my own confused
And insecure delusions
For a piece to cross me over
Or a word to guide me in.
I wanna feel the changes coming down.
I wanna know what I've been hiding in
My shadow.
Change is coming through my shadow.
My shadow's shedding skin
I've been picking
My scabs again.
I've been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could've been.
I've been wallowing in my own chaotic
And insecure delusions.
I wanna feel the change consume me,
Feel the outside turning in.
I wanna feel the metamorphosis and
Cleansing I've endured within
My shadow
Change is coming.
Now is my time.
Listen to my muscle memory.
Contemplate what I've been clinging to.
Forty-six and two ahead of me.
I choose to live and to
Grow, take and give and to
Move, learn and love and to
Cry, kill and die and to
Be paranoid and to
Lie, hate and fear and to
Do what it takes to move through.
I choose to live and to
Lie, kill and give and to
Die, learn and love and to
Do what it takes to step through.
See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.
Forty six and two are just ahead of me.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Hottentot » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:31 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwSc-SERZI‎

Spiritual Beggars - Freedom Song

A man of simple visions
I don't ask for much
Just need my freedom
And to not live on my knees

I'm a hard lot to beat
I get back, back on my feet
Life's too short, way too short
To lose my integrity

I pity the fool
That lives by their rules
The wheel keeps turning
On and on, into my place

Let it be known
I'm a free man
Singing my
Freedom song

My truth is in my heart
Never lost track of who I am
No corporative
Caught up in the money game

I pity the fool
That lives by their rules
The wheel keeps turning
On and on, into my place

Let it be known
I'm a free man
Singing my
Freedom song

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Re: ERE songs

Post by elegant » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:14 pm

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue ?

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
'Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You're working too hard

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you

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Re: ERE songs

Post by theanimal » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:40 pm

Eddie Vedder- Society (on the Into the Wild soundtrack)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6iwP9Ux3A

It's a mystery to me
we have a greed
with which we have agreed

You think you have to want
more than you need
until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me

When you want more than you have
you think you need
and when you think more than you want
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place
'cos when you have more than you think
you need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

There's those thinking more or less less is more
but if less is more how you're keeping score?
Means for every point you make
your level drops
kinda like it's starting from the top
you can't do that...

Society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

Society, have mercy on me
I hope you're not angry if I disagree
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

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Re: ERE songs

Post by rube » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Great song, great movie

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ego » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:18 pm

Incubus | Vitamin | from S.C.I.E.N.C.E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwz10bvwwG4

I'm born
I'm alive
I breathe
In a moment or two I realize,
that the sphere upon which I reside,
is asleep on its feet.
should I go back to sleep?

I'm born
I'm alive
I breathe
In a moment or two I realize,
that the sphere upon which I reside,
is asleep on its feet.
should I should I should I go back to sleep?

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you need me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.

We orbit the sun
I grow up
my open eyes see...

A zombified, somnambulist society.
Leaving us as vitamins
for the hibernating human animal.
Do you see what I mean?

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you need me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.
And I wonder, will you digest me?
Into the sleep machine I won't plug in,
in fact I'd rather die before I will comply.
To you, my friend,
I write the reason I still live,
'cause in my mind it's set the vitamin is ripe to give
Coming closer to another 2000 years
you and I will pry
the closed eye of the sleep machine

You stare at me like I'm a vitamin
On the surface you hate,
but you know you want me.
I'll come dressed as any pill you deem fit.
Whatever helps you swallow truth
all the more easily.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:09 am

Based on context this is probably religious, but I think it works very well as a bittersweet comment on the emptiness of a consumerist lifestyle:
Dream in Black and White

Suburban sun
Is slowly dying
Suburban moon
It never lives
The wife just nods when you get home now
You stay together for the kids

Six o'clock
You watch the headlines
By half past ten
Your eyes are glued
You spent the daylight making deadlines
Tonight the TV is making you

You may watch the world in color
In the corner burning bright
You may watch the world in color
But you dream in black and white

The shadows flicker
Across your face now
The image sinks
Inside your brain
With just a few more magic dollars
You could make yourself a name

Sporty cars
Surround your castle
With a roof antenna
Reaching to the sky
A commercial message for the good life
Is just a simulated lie

You may watch the world in color
Your only friend when times are tight
You may watch the world in color
But you dream in black and white

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Re: ERE songs

Post by theanimal » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:59 pm

One of my favorites recently, the music video is great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaOgu2CQtI

Do the Evolution-Pearl Jam

I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in God I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby

I'm a piece, of the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I'm a truck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten 'em out, yeah
It's herd behavior, uh huh
It's evolution, baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir:
(hallelujah, hallelujah)

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clones
'Cause we know, appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant Indians got nothin' on me
Nothin', why?
Because... it's evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire
It's evolution, baby
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

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Re: ERE songs

Post by JohnnyH » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:23 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRO66I22qi0

COLIN HAY - "Waiting For My Real Life To Begin"

Any minute now, my ship is coming in
I'll keep checking the horizon
I'll stand on the bow, feel the waves come crashing
Come crashing down down down, on me

And you say, be still my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in
But don't you understand
I already have a plan
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
But in my dreams, I slew the dragon
And down this beaten path, up this cobbled lane
I'm walking in my old footsteps, once again

And you say, just be here now
Forget about the past, your mask is wearing thin
Just let me throw one more dice
I know that I can win
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

Any minute now, my ship is coming in
I'll keep checking the horizon
And I'll check my machine, there's sure to be that call
It's gonna happen soon, soon, oh so very soon
It's just that times are lean

And you say, be still my love
Open up your heart, let the light shine
Don't you understand
I already have a plan
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

On a clear day I can see, see for a long way
On a clear day I can see, see for a long way.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:16 pm

@Johnny, that is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a while. On the favs list now.

Kristian Bush - Trailer Hitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-fXn8z1LA

One of the most refreshing songs I have heard on the radio of recent!




And to stick with the country theme today here's another great song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ksWKOy665o


I have remarked to the DW that there seem to be cracks forming in the current paradigm of "make money, progress, consume" mantra that society likes to chant. These songs are just two examples.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by henrik » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:51 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXD7ZEpWPj0

Fame, fame
Welcome to the machine
You got exactly what they wanted for you

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:06 pm

I just discovered the wonderful song Little Boxes and just had to post this awesome cover of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdN3CY0BPE

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Re: ERE songs

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Re: ERE songs

Post by Dragline » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:51 pm

cmonkey wrote:I just discovered the wonderful song Little Boxes and just had to post this awesome cover of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdN3CY0BPE
I'm partial to this version -- check out the instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM8JhvfoqdA

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:43 pm

Dragline wrote:
cmonkey wrote:I just discovered the wonderful song Little Boxes and just had to post this awesome cover of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdN3CY0BPE
I'm partial to this version -- check out the instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM8JhvfoqdA
That was fantastic. This song makes me want to paint my house bright purple.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by stand@desk » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:00 pm

When I think of ERE and the lifestyle it brings, I think of B O W I E!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFMVniZxY5o Golden Years! It's played on one of our local radio stations from time to time and I just love it!

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Re: ERE songs

Post by stand@desk » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:11 pm

Country House by Blur is a great ERE song/video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0fyRAw21Q

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Re: ERE songs

Post by CelticTiger » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:13 pm

r.e the logical song

check out the original ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujcgcvOD_wc

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Re: ERE songs

Post by cmonkey » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:42 am

In honor of my all time fav band.

Relient K - Pressing On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGb7_X7HuV0

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Mildly ammusing comment on consumerism, proving his own point

Post by fiby41 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:44 am

C40 wrote:

...Spending everything on Alexander Wang
new slaves"

(note- Alexander Wang is a fashion designer. $250 sweatshirts...)

And yes, it is very ironic coming from Kanye West!
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1101&start=25#p54316

LOL yeah, ironic because around the same time you made that post, Kanye was selling plain white tees for $120, which sold out.
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Re: ERE songs

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:45 am

I like both of these, but can't decide whether Kenny or Kanye is more (or less?) in alignment with ERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bchtW4t_5rI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vwNcNOTVzY

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Re: ERE songs

Post by slsdly » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:35 am

I last heard this song as a teen. I was never particularly rebellious against the primary authorities (teachers, parents) but instead against the existing social hierarchy and peer pressure which was used to decide what my priorities and interests should be.

Kind of funny. I wouldn't consider myself a social pariah anymore, but somehow, the song still seems to apply in a different context :).

Return - United In A Scream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYZBG-lasPY

First Verse:

United in a scream,
We'll tell them you and me.
We are the outcasts,
And we're proud to be.
In this lost society,
We were never meant to be.
We are the rebels,
And here to tear it down.

Teachers, they can't teach us
Our parents don't understand,
That we rule our own lives,
And they've lost command.
Don't want to grow old.
Our dreams won't be sold.
We'll do it our way,
No matter what they say.

Chorus:
We're gonna stay together,
Rise up and scream forever.
We're gonna carry on.
United in a scream.
We're gonna cry out loud,
'Cause we're the future.

Second Verse:

Don't wait,
Live your dreams today,
Forget the rules,
Tomorrow will be too late.
Let 'em think we're crazy,
Let 'em think we're wild.
They're just programmed to be,
Deaf, dumb and blind.

We listen to our own voice,
And follow the heart.
We'll make our stand in every town.
And they will never stop us,
The young, the wild and free.
We stand united in a scream.

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Re: ERE songs

Post by fiby41 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:43 am

I'm saving such lyrics to use them in the subject line of my monthly journal updates (Under the Yoke: viewtopic.php?t=6084) when I have nothing better to do.

Next month's post title is a frugal lyric:

I'll cut my toes off and step on the receipt before I foot the bill.

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