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Not what you think it means, cont’d: Misunderstanding progressive songs

Ronald Reagan famously used Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as a theme song for his campaign, without noticing that the lyrics were a blistering condemnation of American injustice rather than an anthem of unquestioning pride. And it seems that … Continue reading

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Not what you think it means, cont’d

So this happened. From an atheist perspective, I think Cee Lo Green has been sufficiently ridiculed here and here. And a bit of advice for Mr. Green: if you want to completely overwrite John Lennon’s clearly atheist message, it’s not … Continue reading

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I do not think it means what you think it means

Singers Noa and Mira Awad plead for peace in the Middle East: A highly admirable and necessary sentiment. The problem is that they’re using the wrong song to convey it. The Beatles were fantastically good at undermining the apparent optimism … Continue reading

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