Songs on the album promote a positive mental health message and deal with the importance of goal setting, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-image, and not being afraid to strive for your dreams and desires. This theme of unrequited love is also examined in the short story "A Sense of Shelter", by John Updike. Song is about immigration and how our country is seen as a melting pot. Song is about self determination, preserving cultural identity, promoting Black Nationalism, and building a sense of community, pride, and unity among people of African descent. Physical deformity..." By Country Joe and the Fish. The last brave man fought to the end, the battle it was lost. To walk the fine line between self control and self abuse... For while I cannot love myself I'll use something else..." By The Kinks. Song is about growing old alone and being forgotten by your immediate family.
About the displacement of Native Americans as the white man slowly took everything they had. You stripped them of their great and noble spirit..." By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Drove them to their knees beneath pointed steeples. Then they caught you with the girl next door, people's money piled on the floor, accusations that you try to deny, revelations and rumours begin to fly..." Also deals with the role of the press in a free society and issues of privacy. Song was written as an inspiration for our American people to never stop striving for peace and prosperity. Song was written as a tribute to Matthew Shepard the victim of a brutal and vicious hate crime.
Songs on the album promote a positive mental health message and deal with the importance of goal setting, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-image, and not being afraid to strive for your dreams and desires. "Don't care where you come from, as long as you're a black man, you're an African. Song is about the first bombing of a civilian target by an enemy aircraft. A person has difficulty "letting go" and moving on from a relationship. It stays inside for years and years before it starts to kill. A tongue-in-cheek song about Canadian musician Alainis Morissette. A hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to die by the line that he drew with his sword when the battle was nigh Hey, Santa Anna were killing your soldiers below By Barenaked Ladies. "Here is a story about a sinner, he used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and position. Flowers for the good times and booze for the bad... Song is about making the most of your time here on Earth and being thankful for what you have. Some days sure are lonely days and time can move too slow.
From the 1983 concept album "Dancing For Mental Health" performed and produced by portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith in collaboration with Sting, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren and other recording artists. Relates to the the topic Pan-Africanism and the group OAU . Mix in the dirt of brother's blood..." By Crosby, Stills & Nash. About the health hazards of agent orange, a herbicide used in the Vietnam War. This agent orange from Vietnam, we carry it with us still. Fought to save the Alamo, their lives was what it cost... Song is about The Alamo, where in April of 1836 a small band of Texans held out against the Mexican army of General Lopez de Santa Anna. A well respected and successful individual turns to alcohol to deal with life's stresses and ends up ruining his marriage and life. About "unhealthy escapism", using substances in order to forget your problems. Some dead flowers and a bottle of vodka on the kitchen table. "The sign says "families welcome" at the Oaks Retirement Home. Ruby Wilson lives in 303 where she spends most of her time...she's all dressed up watching and waiting but no one comes.
A man neglects his wife as he climbs the ladder of success.
Your so called friends want to act just a little funny. He thinks you changed because of a dollar sign..." By Lee Ann Womack.
Song is a tribute to the people and cultures who contributed to our understanding of pi. Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter Raise a barn on Monday, soon I'll raise anutter..." By Anthrax. References made to paranoia and the health consequences of drug use. But you oughta know it's dyin' 'cause speed kills..." By Everclear. Song is a tribute to many of the fun packed amusement parks across the United States. You'll crash and burn in the bumper cars at Jersey's steel pier.
This parody tours the human history of determining the value of pi. If you come to visit, you'll be bored to tears We haven't even paid the phone bill in 300 years... With some help from Captain Trips, he'll bring the world down to his knees. About the dangers associated with the use of the stimulant drug amphetamines. Your mind might think it's flying baby on those little pills. You could hear the music on the am radio..." By The Beach Boys.
Song is a parody of "Mony Mony" by Tommy James & the Shondells. Last night sorta got so insane as I went ridin on the all night train Puttin money in sin. Song was written in honor of artist's daughter, Emily. You were sent to me by angels up above, I'm certain... You're here to show me what love can be..." By Neil Young. A relationship or marriage has ended but the couple are still joined or bound by a common interest, their child. And I guess I never told you I'm so happy that you're mine. "Bad news over the great divide comes in from every side. While Thomas More waits in the Tower of London watching the sands running out. Abner Louima and now Amadou countless others paid the price for you..." By Phil Ochs. We are sure there is a clinic for the poor...'Cause that's the free enterprise way..." By Aerosmith. Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door. About Amelia Earhart, an American aviatrix who was one of the world's most celebrated and the first to fly alone over the Atlantic Ocean..."A ship out of the ocean, just a speck against the sky.
About the dangers of substance abuse and the hallucinogenic drug LSD. About intolerance, racial violence, and the social and economic conditions/attitudes that serve to seperate the races in America. Related topics include; the military draft, Vietnam War, protest movements, crime and punishment, pollution, Thanksgiving traditions. two years ago, on Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant..." By "Weird Al" Yankovic. Well first she took my nest egg and then she took my nest. Song is about unhealthy risk taking, living life in the fast lane and suffering the consequences. A love like hers ain't meant for guys like me..." By Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. And maybe I didn't treat you quite as good as I should have... Song is about the Spanish Civil War and the people who fought for the "Cause" of democracy. This song is a tribute to Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), song deals with the rule of law, the legitimacy of authority, and staying true to your conscience or principles. Henry Plantagenet still looks for someone to bring good news in his hour of doubt. If you can't afford my bill, don't tell me you're ill... But we really love to stitch the diseases of the rich. When the moment arrives you know you'll be alright..." By The Greenbriar Boys. But even more exactly for the hopelessness so many felt after his death.
In your long line of successes tell me where do I belong By "Weird Al" Yankovic. A satire of Amish culture, with numerous references to specific beliefs and practices. But that's just perfect for an Amish like me, Ya know, I shun fancy things like electricity At in the mornin' I'm milkin' cows... It pulses through his ice cold blood, a whole world to devour! From the "Dog Day Afternoon" soundtrack this song is about yearning and desire. Oh if only I could nestle in the cradle of your cabin My arms around your shoulders the windows wide and open While the swallow and the sycamore are playing in the valley Oh I miss you amoreena like a king bee misses honey Lately Ive been thinking how much I miss my lady Amoreenas in the cornfield brightening the daybreak..." By Canned Heat.