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Mar 30, 2009 4:14 PM

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The “Book of Songs” or “Shih Ching” 詩經 from Chinese antiquity is considered to be one of the Five Classics of Chinese Literature and was supposedly put into its current form by Confucius himself. In the “Book of Songs” the Chinese recorded songs (poetry) from all aspects of their civilization. This included Martial (Military), Court, Folk, Ceremonial, and Love Songs, as well as other types of music. Unfortunately, we only have the words to theses songs the musical notation itself has been lost to the ages. As a historical find this set of documents is extremely significant. We are able to capture a snapshot of Chinese culture from over two thousand years ago.

What song(s) would you choose to represent society and world we live in today?
Why?

Please use songs that have actual lyrics and are in english.
You can post the lyrics in a spoiler tab or just the song name and artist.
Please say why you feel that this song represent our society.
It can be positive or negative.
Post your song(s) and discuss~
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DAREKA WOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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sounds like spam to me bro. no way ppl can discuss that shit.
 
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Mar 30, 2009 4:18 PM

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ZoiQ said:
sounds like spam to me bro. no way ppl can discuss that shit.
You should give it a try. Especially since people like llxwarbirdxll spam on everything...
 
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Mar 30, 2009 4:19 PM

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Paranoid by Black Sabbath.
I'm back.
 
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Mar 30, 2009 4:21 PM

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Sick_Bastard-kun said:
Paranoid by Black Sabbath.
 
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Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpvx5_pearl-jam-do-the-evolution_music
I need to sleep now, so no comments from me...just listen and find the lyrics if you want. :)
 
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llxwarbirdxll said:
DAREKA WOOOOOOOOOOO
Namida no Mukou? I dun think so. Shit now it reminds me of JIBUN WOOOOOOOOOOOO. Damn, what a ripoff. D:<

Can't think of any on top of my head atm. Maybe In the End by Linkin' Park? lol
 
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Mar 30, 2009 4:25 PM

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seishi-sama said:
Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpvx5_pearl-jam-do-the-evolution_music
I need to sleep now, so no comments from me...just listen and find the lyrics if you want. :)

Tachii said:
Can't think of any on top of my head atm. Maybe In the End by Linkin' Park? lol
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:31 PM

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Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
I think .. Dx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xtoP2neSQ&fmt=18
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:37 PM

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astronomical said:
ZoiQ said:
sounds like spam to me bro. no way ppl can discuss that shit.
You should give it a try. Especially since people like llxwarbirdxll spam on everything...
I don't spam everything. :(
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:44 PM

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llxwarbirdxll said:
astronomical said:
ZoiQ said:
sounds like spam to me bro. no way ppl can discuss that shit.
You should give it a try. Especially since people like llxwarbirdxll spam on everything...
I don't spam everything. :(
You spam everything I make. :'(
 
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seishi-sama said:
Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpvx5_pearl-jam-do-the-evolution_music
I need to sleep now, so no comments from me...just listen and find the lyrics if you want. :)


I love that video, I havent seen that since I was in college. Pretty scary stuff. For me it would be john lenon 'Imagine'
 
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astronomical said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
astronomical said:
ZoiQ said:
sounds like spam to me bro. no way ppl can discuss that shit.
You should give it a try. Especially since people like llxwarbirdxll spam on everything...
I don't spam everything. :(
You spam everything I make. :'(
I'm sorry, but I can't not spam your threads. It's instinct. :(
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:55 PM

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We All Live in a Yellow Submarine
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:57 PM

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seiyu said:
We All Live in a Yellow Submarine
That was my third choice actually. The Beatles came up with some good stuff.
 
Mar 30, 2009 4:59 PM

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Here's a couple I thought of (they kinda speak for themselves, imho)

Bob Dylan -The Times They Are A-Changin'



The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:03 PM

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Lol a song to represent today's society. I think I'm the only one laughing at this.

I didn't really lose you, I just lost it for a while.

 
Mar 30, 2009 5:06 PM

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NWA - Fuck the police.
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:07 PM

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Abney Park - "Stigmata Martyr"



The song is basically a giant metaphor for how humans tend to treat celebrities; we throw them in the spotlight but then are so eager to burn them down again. It can also be seen though, I guess, as the bastardization of religion over the ages.


There is nothing in this world more ugly than imperfection
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:11 PM

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REM - " it's the end of the world as we know it ( and i feel fine ) "
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:22 PM

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Novaangle18 said:
NWA - Fuck the police.


this
and Body Count - Cop Killer
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:26 PM

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PopBUTTONSPLZ said:
REM - " it's the end of the world as we know it ( and i feel fine ) "
XD
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:29 PM

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Mar 30, 2009 5:31 PM

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Fort Minor - Right now
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:36 PM

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Radiohead - 2+2=5

god i love radiohead.
 
Mar 30, 2009 5:39 PM

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Vagabond said:

Aokaado said:
Fort Minor - Right now
That's a good one.
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:08 PM

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Tool - Vicarious


Slayer - Flesh Storm


Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
Absolutely their best epic yet.

Pain of Salvation - Leaving Entropia


Pain of Salvation - Nihil Morari


Frost* - Welcome to Nowhere
Might be especially fitting for us netizens...

Opeth - Blackwater Park


Midtown - Whole New World

Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:34 PM

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This is the song that represents Quebec, too bad its french and no one will understand it.
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:43 PM

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Neverender said:
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I swear, they're probably using some random lyric generator to text their songs. Just feed it lots of epic words, and voila.

Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:44 PM

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No. They're using the words of our people. The words of the planet.
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:45 PM

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Neverender said:
DRAGONFORCE.

I can do better solos with Mario Paint.
 
Mar 30, 2009 6:45 PM

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Neverender said:
No. They're using the words of our people. The words of the planet.
Well, well, I say. I think I heard an epic fanfare when I read that.

Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
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Aokaado said:
Fort Minor - Right now


let's elaborate a lil


and also
Alter Bridge - Blackbird
 
Mar 30, 2009 7:20 PM

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Insect Warfare-Internet Era Alienation
Sometimes you have to lose yourself, before you can find anything-Burt reynolds: Deliverence
 
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Cake - Frank Sinatra
 
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Aokaado said:
Fort Minor - Right now
This.

Lyrics:

 
Mar 30, 2009 10:12 PM

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hikky said:
Cake - Frank Sinatra

Good one.
 
Mar 30, 2009 10:18 PM

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Nothing Can Be Explained - Shiro Sagisu
 
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Safara said:
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
I think .. Dx
" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xtoP2neSQ&fmt=18


This song is awesome, and I agree. +1
 
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Hands Held High - Linkin Park



There's probably a better one that I know of, but this is what I thought of first.
 
Mar 30, 2009 11:11 PM

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Carmina Burana or Gundam's OP.
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ladyxzeus said:
Carmina Burana

Mmmyes <3 Any movement in particular? O Fortuna's a bit hackneyed, so I am thinking In taberna quando sumus. They all may fit some way or another, I guess, oh the sex, oh the grimdarkness, and oh the love of warm weather.

I'd say Season's End by dear ol' Marillion and 0.00.00 by Kazumoto Endo. First one's the probably greatest (only great) song on the topic of global warming - as far as I with my 0 in musical IQ can tell-, the second just feels like the modern age. Ishikawa Chiaki's Uninstall fits any era, so let's shoehorn that one in too.
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I only listen to positive, uplifting, fun music.

And the world is anything but.
While not technically anime, currently I am a big fan of Hatsune Miku.
At least I can go see her in concert.
 
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Beautiful World - Utada Hikaru

A haunting melody paired with an upbeat tempo.
 
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Kaiserpingvin said:
0.00.00 by Kazumoto Endo.


hahah, best one so far.
 
Mar 31, 2009 5:26 PM

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Land of Confusion by Genesis. There is a version by Disturbed as well, but in my opinion the original is better.
Anyways, I think the song is quite fitting for the world we live in today.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...
 
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Land of Confusion by Genesis. There is a version by Disturbed as well, but in my opinion the original is better.
Anyways, I think the song is quite fitting for the world we live in today.


oh god, the video to that song DDD:
 
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