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What songs do you feel have a Conservative slant?

Posted on 11/20/2001 3:40:03 PM PST by youngFreeper

Just for fun I would like to see what songs everyone feels has a coservative flavor.


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To: youngFreeper
Lynrd Skynrd "Sweet Home Alabama"

My favorite line is "Now Watergate does not bother me"

451 posted on 11/21/2001 10:25:35 AM PST by LaBradford22
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To: NYCVirago
Those numbers had to be for the later Wallace years, after he got shot and apologized for his segregationist views

You are correct. This was in the 1970s. He was wildly popular among most, if not all, sectors of society. I lived in Alabama but am not from there, so I was never a big Wallace fan. But I have never seen a politician so adored by his constituents.

452 posted on 11/21/2001 10:26:46 AM PST by Skooz
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To: youngFreeper
"Revolution" by the Beatles? Because it takes a shot at Mao Zedong? The Beatles were about as liberal as they come, with their clothes, their drug use and their womanizing. Let's not forget how much money they wasted, as if they were liberal politicians! Face it, the only song the Beatles ever did that can be called "conservative" is "Taxman." And that was by George Harrison, who with his experimentation with Eastern religions was far more libertarian than conservative. (For those too young to remember or unfamiliar with British politics, "Mr. Wilson" and "Mr. Heath" were the Party Leaders at the time. Labour's Harold Wilson was Prime Minister 1964 to 1970 and again 1974 to 1976. The Conservatives' Edward (Ted) Heath was PM in between Wilson's terms.)
453 posted on 11/21/2001 10:27:24 AM PST by Nowyadunnit
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To: america76
"American Pie" is not conservative. Unless you believe that Mick Jagger really is the Devil (not really, but a remarkable simulation) and that the Holy Trinity really lives in California. ("The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast." Why would God need a train?) "American Pie"? Nostalgic, sure. Conservative, no way. Don McLean is one of the New York guys in the save-the-Hudson-River project along with Pete Seeger and Robert Kennedy Jr., no friends of this board.
454 posted on 11/21/2001 10:36:19 AM PST by Nowyadunnit
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To: one_particular_harbour
Oh I took a wrong turn, it was the right turn
My turn to have me a ball
Boys at the shop told me just where to stop
If I wanted to play for it all
I didn't know I'd find her on daytime TV
My whole world lies waiting behind door number three

I chose my apparel, I wore a beer barrel
And they rolled me to the very first row
I held a big sign that said, "Kiss me I'm a baker
And Monty I sure need the dough"
Then I grabbed that sucker by the throat until he called on me
'Cause my whole world lies waiting behind door number three

And I don't want what Jay's got on his table
Or the box Carol Merrill points to on the floor
No I'll hold out just as long as I am able
Or until I can unlock that lucky door
Well, she's no big deal to most folk
But she's everything to me
'Cause my whole world lies waiting behind door number three

Oh Monty, Monty, Monty, I am walkin' down your hall
Got beat, lost my seat, but I'm not a man to crawl
Though I didn't get rich, you son of a bitch
I'll be back just wait and see
'Cause my whole world lies waiting behind door number three
Yes my whole world lies waiting behind door number three

455 posted on 11/21/2001 10:37:42 AM PST by GoreIsLove
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To: nocommies
"Born In the USA," as Bruce Springsteen pointed out to Ronald Reagan in 1984, is NOT a conservative song. It's about how the surviving Vietnam vets got shafted, and that can be blamed on liberals and conservatives alike (Carter & the Democratic Congress, Reagan and the GOP Senate of the early Eighties). There's plenty of culpability to go around there. But the song is not conservative.
456 posted on 11/21/2001 10:38:50 AM PST by Nowyadunnit
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To: keithtoo
<< Heck, almost every country song - Country music is one of the few popular music forms where loving God, your country and your parents is still and always has been, OK. >> Let me get this straight: Rock and roll, full of songs about drugs and violence and death and cheating on your significant other, is liberal; but country music, full of songs about drinking and violence (lotta gun and knife songs) and death and cheating on your significant other, is conservative? This has always puzzled me. There are a lot more pro-nationalism, pro-family songs in country music, but the reason is clear: It's a more "mature" (I'm being loose with the language here) form, geared toward middle-aged people as well as young ones, where rock is generally for teens and young adults, who are more apt to seek rebellious art forms. Most of them don't HAVE families to champion yet. At that age, your parents aren't YOUR family, YOU are THEIR family. Usually, the only references to family in rock are calling someone "mama" or "daddy-o" or "brother," as metaphors. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," for example, based on the Boys Town statue.
457 posted on 11/21/2001 10:44:52 AM PST by Nowyadunnit
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To: Nowyadunnit
"Country music is one of the few popular music forms where loving God, your country and your parents is still and always has been, OK"
Don't fergit your dowgee!
458 posted on 11/21/2001 10:53:03 AM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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It's on the mat!

It isn't moving!

One!
Two!
Three!

That's it! The fat lady has sung! This thread is over!

459 posted on 11/21/2001 11:39:17 AM PST by Skooz
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To: cdwright
brings to mind the wedding song

i think wedding is the topic on a different thread today. but, i like your answer

460 posted on 11/21/2001 11:39:22 AM PST by mlocher
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To: NYCVirago
Now it is nineteen eighty-four
Knock knock at your front door
It's the suede-denim Secret Police
They've come for your uncool niece.

Brilliant. Not just clever, brilliant.

Too bad the guy is such a wacko lefty.

461 posted on 11/21/2001 1:33:53 PM PST by Skooz
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To: america76
American pie is conservative? I will have to actually listen to the words sometime..lol
462 posted on 11/21/2001 1:44:08 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: youngFreeper
Don Henley- DIRTY LAUNDRY hits the nail!
464 posted on 11/21/2001 3:45:31 PM PST by longfellow
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To: NYCVirago
Well Allen Jackson won't give it to us.
465 posted on 11/21/2001 4:52:07 PM PST by Fighting Irish
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To: Revolting cat!; cdwright
It was me that said that. OK. My bad....looking at my album, I see it was recorded in January of '69 and released quite some time later in May of '70.
Though, I definitely saw the connection between Sgt. Peppers and Their Satanic Majesties Request. John (and Paul, too, I think) played on a Stones recording called "We Love You", released as a single in the U.K. and on "Big Hits and Fazed Cookies" over here.
466 posted on 11/21/2001 5:03:35 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: Torkemada
Thanks for the reply. I like "Ramblin' Man", too - "tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can." There's some good bedrock beliefs in the South - that's why I like it so much - even the Deep South - "down where the hogs have jowls." FReegards
467 posted on 11/21/2001 5:18:18 PM PST by 185JHP
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To: youngFreeper
A couple of late Temptations entries, if they haven't been mentioned already:

Ball of Confusion

Papa Was a Rolling Stone

468 posted on 11/22/2001 8:49:32 AM PST by DownWithGreenspan
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To: bleudevil
Thanks for posting the lyrics.

And there's even some evil mothers, Well they're gonna tell you that everything is just dirt. Y'know that, women, never really faint, And that villains always blink their eyes, woo! And that, y'know, children are the only ones who blush! And that, life is, just to die!

This stanza expresses a distaste for cynicism (FROM LOU!) and is, well, romantic, even naive. If it's mockery, it's too subtle for me.

And, everyone who ever had a heart, oh, That wouldn't turn around and break it. And anyone who ever played a part, whoa, And wouldn't turn around and hate it!

The above stanza (I don't think those lyrics are quite right) I've never understood, yet it's the emotional and musical high point of the song. Odd.

470 posted on 11/22/2001 6:34:38 PM PST by alcuin
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To: cdwright
That scene in Rocky IV where they are sitting in a cabin in Siberia listening to the Chipmunks is hilarious. Anything from Rocky IV qualifies as conservative music.

I would also nominate "Remembrance Day" by Brian Adams; a beautiful song about veterans of World War Two.
and also " The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Bosstones.

472 posted on 11/22/2001 8:23:17 PM PST by ganesha
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To: ganesha
Self correction, Remembrance Day lyrics set in World War One Lyrics to Remembrance Day:
For our King and Country and the promise of glory
We came from Kingston and Brighton to fight on the front line
Just lads from farms and boys from the cities
Not meant to be soldiers we lay in the trenches
We'd face the fighting with a smile or so we said
If only we had known what danger lay ahead
The sky turned to grey as we went into battle
On the fields of Europe young men were fallin

I'll be back for you someday It wont be long
If I can just hold on till this bloody war is over

The guns will be silent on remembrance day
There'll be no more fighting on remembrance day

By September of '18 Cambrai had fallen
Soon the war would be over and we'd be returnin
Don't forget me while I'm gone far away
Well it won't be long till I'm back in your arms again
One day soon I don't know when
You know we'll all be free and the bells of Peace will ring again
The time will come for you and me
We'll be goin home when this bloody war is ended

The guns will be silent on Remembrance Day
We'll all say a prayer on Remembrance Day
On Remembrance Day ,Say a little prayer
On Remembrance day

Well the guns will be silent
There'll be no more fighting
Oh we'll lay down our weapons
On Remembrance Day

473 posted on 11/22/2001 9:17:36 PM PST by ganesha
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To: youngFreeper
I just thought of a conservative album, or at least an anti-liberal 70s album -- the Kinks' "Low Budget." The whole album really captures the late-70s malaise, with songs like "Catch Me Now I'm Falling," "Wish I Could Fly Like Superman," "A Gallon of Gas" and the title track. A perfect soundtrack to the Carter era!
479 posted on 11/22/2001 9:56:33 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: Chemist_Geek; cdwright
Lyrics to the manhattan project by Rush:
Imagine a time
When it all began
In the dying days of a war
A weapon that would settle the score
Whoever found it first
Would surely do their worst
They always had before

Imagine a man
Where it all began
A scientist pacing the floor
In each nation, always eager to explore
To build the best big stick
To turn the winning trick
But this was something more

The big bang took and shook the world
Shut down the rising sun
The end was begun, it would hit everyone
When the chain reaction was done
The big shots try to hold it back
The fools try to wish it away
The hopeful depend on a world without end
Whatever the hopeless may say

Imagine a place
where it all began
They gathered from across the land
To work in the secrecy of the desert sand
All of the brightest boys
To play with the biggest toys
More than they bargained for

Imagine a man
When it all began
The pilot of Enola Gay
Flying out of the shockwave
On that August day
And the course of history
Would be changed forever more

481 posted on 11/22/2001 10:35:01 PM PST by ganesha
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To: WileyCoyote22
The Kinks, great band.

One of the greatest, yet another British Invasion icon.

That early stuff, which pre-dates and surpasses most punk and metal, morphs into Waterloo Sunset . . .

482 posted on 11/22/2001 10:38:01 PM PST by alcuin
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To: youngFreeper
MC5= Kick out the jams mothertrucker....
483 posted on 11/22/2001 10:42:04 PM PST by muggs
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To: youngFreeper
Excellent question.

And immediately...I knew the right answer. "American Pie." The original. Not everything in the '70s was goofy.

485 posted on 11/22/2001 10:54:38 PM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: muggs
MC5= Kick out the jams mothertrucker....

Saw them with Taste (Rory Gallagher), and they did indeed kick, but with their left feet, dude.

Fred "Sonic" Smith married Patti Smith, I believe.

Saw Patti a few times, and she was VERY cool. She opened for the Stones on one of the tours; her dream come true, since at the party celebrating the release of her first LP (Horses, I think it was), she demanded that the guy in charge of the deal get SOME EFFIN' STONES' RECORDS to play, and then tried to kick Alice Cooper out of the place ("There are certain people here who do not belong here . .").

Rock. What a sub-culture!

486 posted on 11/22/2001 11:23:09 PM PST by alcuin
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To: wimpycat
If anyone remembers Triumph, a Canadian band from back in the 80's, their songs were pretty conservative. I can't remember any specific song titles at the moment...

Good band, how about:
Fight The Good Fight
Lay It On The Line
Magic Power
and A World Of Fantasy

488 posted on 11/23/2001 9:26:44 AM PST by Moebius Quagmire
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To: Nowyadunnit
Here are three contenders:

1. Mind Your Own Business, Hank Williams Sr. Taps more into the libertarian side of conservatism, with lines like: "If my wife & I's a fussin', brother, that's all right/'Cause me & that sweet woman's got a license to fight/Why don't you mind your own business?"

2. Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash Some might dispute that a song about someone "who shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" is conservative, but Cash's song is ultimately about regret and redemption. Today's gangsta rappers could learn some real lessons from The Man in Black.

3. Big Iron, Marty Robbins A fun pro-law&order tale. A young Arizona Ranger comes to town to clean out Texas Red, the bandit who has been terrorizing the locals and defying law enforcement ("20 men had tried before him/20 men had made a slip/21 would be the Ranger with the big iron on his hip"). Ultimately, though, justice prevails: "Texas Red had not cleared leather before the bullet fairly ripped/And the Ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip." Some might think the song dated, but it's easy to draw a parallel between Texas Red and Osama Bin Laden

489 posted on 11/23/2001 9:43:27 AM PST by Darius
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To: tinymontgomery
Union Sundown
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
1983 Special Rider Music

Well, my shoes, they come from Singapore,
My flashlight's from Taiwan,
My tablecloth's from Malaysia,
My belt buckle's from the Amazon.
You know, this shirt I wear comes from the Philippines
And the car I drive is a Chevrolet,
It was put together down in Argentina
By a guy makin' thirty cents a day.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, this silk dress is from Hong Kong
And the pearls are from Japan.
Well, the dog collar's from India
And the flower pot's from Pakistan.
All the furniture, it says "Made in Brazil"
Where a woman, she slaved for sure
Bringin' home thirty cents a day to a family of twelve,
You know, that's a lot of money to her.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, you know, lots of people complainin' that there is no work.
I say, "Why you say that for
When nothin' you got is U.S.-made?"
They don't make nothin' here no more,
You know, capitalism is above the law.
It say, "It don't count 'less it sells."
When it costs too much to build it at home
You just build it cheaper someplace else.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Well, the job that you used to have,
They gave it to somebody down in El Salvador.
The unions are big business, friend,
And they're goin' out like a dinosaur.
They used to grow food in Kansas
Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw.
I can see the day coming when even your home garden
Is gonna be against the law.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

Democracy don't rule the world,
You'd better get that in your head.
This world is ruled by violence
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
From Broadway to the Milky Way,
That's a lot of territory indeed
And a man's gonna do what he has to do
When he's got a hungry mouth to feed.

Well, it's sundown on the union
And what's made in the U.S.A.
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.

490 posted on 11/23/2001 10:04:13 AM PST by Moebius Quagmire
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To: youngFreeper
One of the most patriotic I can think of:

Charlie Daniel's Band,
In America

Well the eagle's been flyin' slow
And the flag's been flyin' low
And a lot of people sayin' that America's fixin' to fall
Well speakin' just for me
And some people from Tennessee
We've got a thing or two to tell you all
This lady may have stumbled
But she aint never fell
And if the Russians don't believe that
They can all go straight to hell
We're gonna put her feet back
On the path of righteousness and then
God bless America again

CHORUS
And you never did think
That it ever would happen again
You never did think
That we'd ever get together again
( We da*& sure fooled you )
Yeah, we're walkng real proud
And we're talkin' real loud again ( In America )
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

From The Sound up in Long Island
Out to San Francisco Bay
And everthing that's in between them is our own
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin' amongst ourselves
But you outside people best leave us alone
'Cause we'll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That's the cowboys and the hippies
And the rebels and the yanks
You just go and lay your hand
On a Pittsburgh Steelers' fan
And I think you're gonna finally understand

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

491 posted on 11/23/2001 10:19:56 AM PST by Moebius Quagmire
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To: cdwright
Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop ??

Iggy Pop may be honest, cd, but I'd be surprised if he were a conservative. From what I've heard, his main claim to fame is performing nude in front of his fans with a raging... ahem, or shall we say he's slightly excited...;-)

492 posted on 11/23/2001 1:56:07 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: cdwright
BUMP
495 posted on 11/25/2001 8:58:04 AM PST by muggs
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