You'd better run, better run, out run my gun
@x2 6x 9 lol, faster than my bullet
The Sun is Burning - Simon and Garfunkel.
@Sarcastic Wombat, went and listened to this song to see what you meant. Seemed normal unti, "Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death," was sang and i was taken aback for a second like what the fvck did i just hear. Did not expect that in a Simon and Garfunkel song.
@TheCoolestBean, S+G songs are all about war and suffering and general bleakness. “The boxer” lyrics are very sad, “I am a rock” is about not letting people in to your life for fear of disappointment, “Sound of silence” is about the coldness of humanity and religion. Even “Cecilia,” one of the most upbeat songs, is about getting cheated on and walking in on it. “Keep the customer satisfied” is the happiest one I can think of and it still says things like “I’m so tired, I’m oh oh oh so tired” and is a general lament of the minimum wage employee working in a world that could not care less about them. I LOVE simon and Garfunkel and I’m glad you do too, but their songs are anything but happy or apolitical.
@shnickelfritz, I've only really listened to The Sound of Silence, but now that I have a list of other songs, I'm gonna have some new music to listen to today.
@shnickelfritz, just realized that Mrs. Robinson is a pretty innocent song
That song makes me hella uncomfortable. I don't want to be that guy, but imo it clearly romanticizes school shootings.
@TomPholio, yup. And other songs “romanticizes” rape murder adultery etc. pick your poison.
@x2 6x 9 lol, It’s true. All kinds of music out there promotes all kinds of problematic shît. Even some that I listen to. I think it just takes a certain type of listener, like with anything else.
@TomPholio, In my opinion, it isn't inherently "romanticizing" the issue. Songs that choose to discuss serious issues are meant to be starters for discussion, rather than reinforcement of the problem. Sort of like "Kids with Guns" by Gorillaz, it is in no way promoting the idea of school shootings or giving firearms to children; it's addressing the issue through a music medium
@OttoCorrect, to help you prove your point, from wikipedia:
Foster said in a statement to CNN, "I wrote 'Pumped Up Kicks' when I began to read about the growing trend in teenage mental illness. I wanted to understand the psychology behind it because it was foreign to me. It was terrifying how mental illness among youth had skyrocketed in the last decade. I was scared to see where the pattern was headed if we didn't start changing the way we were bringing up the next generation." In writing the song, Foster wanted to "get inside the head of an isolated, psychotic kid" and "bring awareness" to the issue of gun violence among youth, which he feels is an epidemic perpetuated by "lack of family, lack of love, and isolation."[
@TomPholio, Yeah which is why it's a good song. it stands out, has a message that draws a target feeling, and it's a catchy song, so you find yourself singing it.
@x2 6x 9 lol, fair, except pick your poison usually refers to things that feel good but are bad for you, not shooting kids
@OttoCorrect, I don't mean a song about these issues is automatically bad. My issue is more about the tone which paints the picture in a shockingly pleasant light, sort of as depicted in this picture
@TomPholio, Jesus Christ...this guy. Well, you’re wrong and you must be a lot of fun at parties.
@thehomage, my problem is more with the tone of the music being happy. I don't doubt the writer had good intentions, but that doesn't change how it affects people on a subconscious level. 13 Reasons why had good intentions, but the research showed that certain elements had a negative effect on teens, so now they're editing that out.
@x2 6x 9 lol, I think you've missed the entire point I'm trying to make. Caring about the effect of a song in a nation with a growing suicide rate has nothing to do with being fun at parties. Sounds like you've made your mind up about it though, so good day.
@TomPholio, Tone is also subjective, though. I've always found the song a little bit eerie, even before I paid attention to the lyrics. I can see where people get it, don't get me wrong, but if it had happiness it was always an 'uncanny' happiness, while I was listening to it, if I could pick it up at all. Most of the time it just gave me a sense of pure dread.
Bullet by Hollywood Undead
@ archiethesailor, still one of the better songs they ever made
@Guy Fawkes, It's not my favorite. Cashed Out, one of their new ones, is really good though
I highly recommend the band “I Don’t Know How But They Found Me” to you guys. They have a song called “Choke”, which is another great example of an upbeat, catchy tune with very disturbing lyrics. Check it out.
This meme is like 10 years late lol
I very publically hated the college I went to so I changed my ringtone to this song to make people uncomfortable
Bad Moon Rising anyone? No?
Mark Foster, their lead singer, said they always write the music first then the lyrics. For that song he said wanted to have the music sound poppy and happy and the lyrics be about a serious issue. His idea was that having light and dark right next to us would make people talk about the issue of school shootings.
Which shaders are those? I need them
No Children by The Mountain Goats. Also, Love Love Love. Also, Pale Green Things.
Most songs by Mountain Goats.