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the top 5 most conservative messages in popular music (Conservative rather than patriotic)
24/08/12 | Phil.K

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat

OK

here are the 5 songs from popular music ( obviously not hymns) which I believe most embellish a conservative work ethic.

1) Life's what you make it-Talk Talk

2) Everything's alright-OST Jesus Christ Superstar ( Rice, lloyd Webber)

3) Stand by your man -Tammy Wynett

4) The devil went down to Georgia-Charlie Daniels

Theme tune to the Flashing Blade " You've got to fight for what you want"


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KEYWORDS: music; songs; top10
You've got to fight for what you want

For all that you believe

It's right to fight for what we want

To live the way we please

As long as we have done our best

Then no one can do more

And life and love and happiness

Are well worth fighting for

And we should never count the cost

Or worry that we'll fall

It's better to have fought and lost

Than not have fought at all

Let's always take whatever comes

And never try to hide

Face everything and anyone

Together side by side

1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

“When the Man Comes Around” - Johnny Cash


2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:20:07 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

My favorite song is Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life.” It is one of the most powerful pro life songs (under the radar).

It is my story too. My girlfriend (at the time) and I chose life and today she is a 20 year beautiful sophomore in college. Instead of an abortion statistic. We are happily married (20 years).


3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:20:43 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

“Bodies” - The Sex Pistols


4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (When is the Queen Haters reunion tour?)
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To: nhwingut

Congrats!
I’ve not heard the song, but will check it out


5 posted on 08/24/2012 10:23:07 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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All he could think about was I’m too young for this
Got my whole life ahead
hell I’m just a kid myself
how I’m gonna raise one

All he could see were his dreams going up in smoke
So much for ditching this town and hanging out on the coast
Oh well, those plans are long gone

And he said
there goes my life
there goes my future, my everything
might as well kiss it all good-bye
there goes my life.......

A couple years of up all night and a few thousand diapers later
That mistake he thought he made covers up the refrigerator
Oh yeah..........he loves that little girl.

Momma’s waiting to tuck her in
as she fumbles up those stairs
she smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls

He smiles
there goes my life
there goes my future my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
there goes my life

She had that Honda loaded down
with Abercrombie clothes and 15 pairs of shoes and his American express
he checked the oil and slammed the hood, said your good to go
she hugged them both and headed off to the west coast

And he cried
there goes my life
there goes my future, my everything
I love you
baby good-bye

there goes my life

there goes my life


6 posted on 08/24/2012 10:24:20 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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Aaron Tippin - You’ve Got To Stand For Something

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_s-Qk07KxA

Now Daddy didn’t like trouble, but if it came along
Everyone that knew him knew which side that he’d be on
He never was a hero, or this county’s shinin’ light
But you could always find him standing up
For what he thought was right

He’d say you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything
You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name
You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything

Now we might have been better off or owned a bigger house
If Daddy had done more givin’ in or a little more backing down
But we always had plenty just living his advice
Whatever you do today you’ll have to sleep with tonight

He’d say you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything
You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name
You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything

Now I know that things are different than they were in Daddy’s days
But I still believe what makes a man really hasn’t changed

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything
You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name
You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything


7 posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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“Don’t Come For My Gun” Wells Hollow

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/wellshollow


8 posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:18 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

“Legal Kill” - King’s X


9 posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Don’t Come For My Gun

You can come for my contribution, you can come for my advice
I’ll tell you all I’m thinkin, don’t make me tell you twice
You can come round askin for my vote, just tell me why you run
but don’t come for my gun...

You can come for my tax money, you know I’ll do my share
Clothe and feed the hungry, don’t tell me I don’t care
You can come for my paycheck, I’ll give all I can, then some
but don’t come for my gun...

Somebody wise once told me that the measure of a man
Is made in times of trouble when the hour is at hand
And the fathers of our fathers tried to tell us to watch close
It’s people placed in power that they meant to mind the most

So you can come for my freedom, should I harm another man
Make me serve my sentence, make me understand
You can make me do all the good Lord said, when he sent his only Son
but don’t come for my gun...

You can pry it from my cold, dead hands when my turn to stand is done,
but don’t come for my gun...

Copyright 2009 Songs From The Holler


10 posted on 08/24/2012 10:27:55 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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One of my favorite conservative messages from a popular song is from Jonathan Edwards’ song “Sunshine.” The song has a line that I would love to say to every Kennedy and Clinton involved in politics:

“He can’t even run his own life, I’ll be d*mned if he’ll run mine!”


11 posted on 08/24/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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James Brown, “Papa Don’t Take no Mess”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDh5QbPoDdo&feature=related

Also, “Sex Machine”
excerpt:

“the way I like it,
is the way it is

I got mine,
Don’t worry ‘bout his”


12 posted on 08/24/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT by tsomer
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“I don’t want nobody to give me nothing. Open up the door, I’ll get it myself.”


13 posted on 08/24/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
My City Was Gone because Rush Limbaugh has taken over the tune and made it his own. Hah! Take that Chrissie Hynde!

And speaking of Rush (the band, not the Limbaugh) I submit Freewill for consideration.

14 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:38 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
Blue Collar Man (acoustic version, nicely done).
15 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:40 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Our man in washington

Yes, yes, I remember that song.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

How is a song about gambling your eternal soul on a contest to see who can play a musical instrument better “conservative”?

Seems rather foolhardy. ;-)


17 posted on 08/24/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: KarlInOhio
And speaking of Rush (the band, not the Limbaugh) I submit Freewill for consideration.

Or "Something for Nothing."

18 posted on 08/24/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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One of my favorite songs from the 1960's is Six Days on the Road by Dave Dudley (1963).

This song, about a long-distance truck driver, addresses several conservative themes. The protagonist shows contempt for excessive government regulation, barreling through speed zones and dodging Interstate Commerce Commission checkpoints. He is monogamous and loyal to his girl friend, knowing that although he could have a lot of women if he wanted to, he could "never make believe it's all right." He is also environmentally incorrect--as he speeds down the road, the smoke from his stack is blowing "black as coal."

19 posted on 08/24/2012 11:31:19 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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Capitalism - Oingo Boingo

There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with free enterprise
Don’t try to make me feel guilty
I’m so tired of hearing you cry

There’s nothing wrong with making some profit
If you ask me I’ll say it’s just fine
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live nice
I’m so tired of hearing you whine
About the revolution
Bringin’ down the rich
When was the last time you dug a ditch, baby!

If it ain’t one thing
Then it’s the other
Any cause that crosses your path
Your heart bleeds for anyone’s brother
I’ve got to tell you you’re a pain in the ass

You criticize with plenty of vigor
You rationalize everything that you do
With catchy phrases and heavy quotations
And everybody is crazy but you

You’re just a middle class, socialist brat
From a suburban family and you never really had to work
And you tell me that we’ve got to get back
To the struggling masses (whoever they are)
You talk, talk, talk about suffering and pain
Your mouth is bigger than your entire brain
What the hell do you know about suffering and pain . . .

(repeat first verse)

(repeat chorus)

There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism
There’s nothing wrong with capitalism


20 posted on 08/24/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Freebird


21 posted on 08/24/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
Midnight Mary by Joey Powers (1964) also addresses a conservative theme. A young man living in poverty goes out and gets a job. Although it is physically demanding, he is determined to one day own a home and marry his girlfriend.

This song's protagonist is a refreshing contrast to the pathetic loser portrayed in the Four Seasons' Dawn, which charted at about the same time, or the poltroon featured in Dickie Lee's Patches.

22 posted on 08/24/2012 11:47:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
Looking for a song with a conservative theme?

The Conservative--The Orlons (1962)

23 posted on 08/24/2012 11:51:50 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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Oingo Boingo - Only A Lad lyrics

Johnny was bad, even as a child everybody could tell
Everyone said if you don’t get straight
You’ll surely go to hell

But Johnny didn’t care
He was an outlaw by the time that he was
Ten years old
He didn’t wanna do what he was told
Just a prankster, juvenile gangster

His teachers didn’t understand
They kicked him out of school
At a tender early age
Just because he didn’t want to learn things
(Had other interests)
He liked to burn things

The lady down the block
She had a radio that Johnny wanted oh so bad
So he took it the first chance he had
Then he shot her in the leg
And this is what she said
Only a lad
You really can’t blame him
Only a lad
Society made him
Only a lad
He’s our responsibility
Only a lad
He really couldn’t help it
Only a lad
He didn’t want to do it
Only a lad
He’s underprivileged and abused
Perhaps a little bit confused

His parents gave up they couldn’t influence his attitude
Nobody could help
The little man had no gratitude

And when he stole the care
Nobody dreamed that he would
Try to take it so far
He didn’t mean to hit the poor man
Who had to go and die
It made the judge cry

Only a lad
He really couldn’t help it
Only a lad
He didn’t want to do it
Only a lad
He’s underprivileged and abused
Perhaps a little bit confused

It’s not his fault that he can’t believe
It’s not his fault that he can’t behave
Society made him go astray
Perhaps if we’re nice he’ll go away
Perhaps he’ll go away
He’ll go away

(Repeat chorus)

Hey there Johnny you really don’t fool me
You get away with murder
And you think it’s funny
You don’t give a damn if we live or if we die
Hey there Johnny boy
I hope you fry!


24 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:27 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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Mike and the Mechanics - Silent Running

Take your children and yourself and hide out in the cellar.
By now the fighting will be close at hand.
Don’t believe the church and state
and everything they tell you.
Believe in me
I’m with the high command.

Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?

There’s a gun and amnunition just inside the doorway;
Use it only in emergency.
Better you should pray to God
the father and the spirit.
Will guide you and protect you from up here.
Can you hear me
can you hear me running? . . .

Show allegiance to the flag whatever flag they offer.
Never hint at what you really feel.
Teach the children quietly for some day sons and daughters.
Will rise up and fight where we stood still.

Can you hear me
can you hear me running? . . .

Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me
hear me calling you?
Can you hear me running
hear me running
babe!
Can you hear me running
hear me running!
Calling you
calling you!


25 posted on 08/24/2012 12:18:41 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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Mike and the Mechanics - Silent Running

Take your children and yourself and hide out in the cellar.
By now the fighting will be close at hand.
Don’t believe the church and state
and everything they tell you.
Believe in me
I’m with the high command.

Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?

There’s a gun and amnunition just inside the doorway;
Use it only in emergency.
Better you should pray to God
the father and the spirit.
Will guide you and protect you from up here.
Can you hear me
can you hear me running? . . .

Show allegiance to the flag whatever flag they offer.
Never hint at what you really feel.
Teach the children quietly for some day sons and daughters.
Will rise up and fight where we stood still.

Can you hear me
can you hear me running? . . .

Can you hear me
can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me running
can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me
hear me calling you?
Can you hear me running
hear me running
babe!
Can you hear me running
hear me running!
Calling you
calling you!


26 posted on 08/24/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

I’ve always wondered about selling your soul. Is it a contract that God would honor? I would think that even if you won the bet, you’d be sinning, possibly mortally so.

On the other hand, it might not be a mortal sin. If not, you could lose and still win.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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