Song (Live version), begins with audio excerpt of Winston Churchill. Song deals with a teenager who is depressed and starts to have suicidal thoughts. Is Christ just a name that you read in a book when you were in school? Well I've seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways. H-I-V will progress to A-I-D-S And transform your warm blooded bones to dry flesh By stressing the immune system Promiscuous men and women trying to avoid getting the micro-organism in them from running up in it raw Ready and willing, a couple of minutes of a good feeling is what'll kill them Break ya body down in steps, breath for breath In the hospital wit less then a dozen T-cells left..." By Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell. To keep me from getting to you..." By Michael Sweet. References made to hangovers, violence, intoxication and driving while intoxicated. Singers mentioned include Hank Williams Sr., Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Gram Parsons. Song is a tribute to musician Alex Chilton who played with underground pop band Big Star and 1960's pop band The Box Tops. Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'rond... Song is about environmental awareness and the serenity and beauty of nature. Did you ever see the beauty of the hills of Carolina? Did you ever stop to think about the air you're breathin'? Lord take me before they're gone..." By Uncle Dave Macon. A person has a difficult time accepting or coming to terms with the end of a relationship. From the Monty Python film "Life of Brian" this song stands out in stark contrast to the "heavy, political stuff" normally associated with the artist. If life seems jolly rotten, there's something you've forgotten And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing, and... "Try to make a difference, try to love, try to understand. To absent friends this one's for you..." By Iron Maiden. Is God just a thought within your head or is he part of you? Yo, yo, now that millions is dead I'm considered widespread Number one on the top ten and considered a world wide threat... Although we are miles apart, if you ever need a helping hand, I'll be there on the double as fast as I can..." Song could also be adapted for a lesson/activity about various notable geographic features of the earth. There ain't no mountain high enough, Ain't no valley low enough, Ain't no river wide enough. About having a positive outlook on life, striving for your goals and not letting negative people influence your way of thinking. About the negative effects associated with abusing alcohol. A man laments over his drinking problem and realizes that death is imminent if he doesn't overcome his addiction. About various people in the music industry who made it big but died before their time due to substance abuse. Was born a son to Philip of Macedon, the legend his name was Alexander..." By The Repacements. Out in Bethlehem they're killing time filling out forms, standing in line..." By Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Cause we're already one, our little son won't let us forget..." By Bon Jovi. This song is about optimism and the power of positive thinking. Song is about optimism, having a positive outlook on life and believing in yourself and others. 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. Ascending and turning our spitfires to face them, heading straight for them I press down my guns.." By Tourniquet. The burn of death is what you crave..." By Tracy Chapman. Inspired by actual events taking place in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This song is about living a healthy lifestyle, striving for goals, the importance of friendship and remaining drug and alcohol free. And I feel proud of all my friends when I see them working for their dreams... It's the only way to be..." By Allman Bothers Band. You see I've always been a fighter but without you I give up... About regret, taking someone's love for granted, and trying to redeem yourself."... I'll face whatever comes my way, savor each moment of the day. That's why there's always tomorrow to start all over again..." By Al Stewart. With the blink of an eye you finally see the light... Her plane fell in the ocean, far away..." By Jewel. I wrote this indirectly for Kurt Cobain, but more precisely for the angst he represented. Written in remembrance of a loved one who had passed away. About the air campaign over Britain during WWII, told from an RAF pilots point of view. Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us, ten ME-109's out of the sun. Squirm yourself much deeper into the pit of selfishness. On the back streets of America they kill the dream of America. And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days..." By Iron Maiden. About devotion and the power of love over time, and across the miles. Song promotes abstinence, respecting yourself and your body and waiting to become sexually active. I never travel far without a little Big Star..." By Arlo Guthrie. Song was written in the 1930's after Wall Street crashed sending people to the poor house and sparking the Great Depression. Now this is the truth and it certainly exposes that Wall Street's proposition is not all roses. I lost it all and it left me sore..." By Monty Harper. Every time I look in his face I can't believe how love lasts a while... He feels that his love for the other person will last forever. It's been raining since you left me, now I'm drowning in the flood. Always look on the bright side of life Always look on the bright side of life..." By Willie Nelson. Instead of just giving up, I use the power at my command ... 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.
A human rights song about the plight of women in Islamic nations. Dreams you'll surely need child to help you through your life..." By Peter Tosh. Fought to save the Alamo, the battle twelve days long...
For starvation and deprivation of their lands to cease..." By Randy Travis. But tonight Im feeling empty, Im always here alone Am I the only one that youve forgotten on the way?
"She stands in the face of evil and will not lose hope or faith. Still the home of the brave..." By Hank Williams Jr.. Written in response to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. When I think of all the things youve done it always makes me proud.
Please tell mom this is not her fault..." By Megadeth. Don't mind your complexion, there is no rejection, you're an African..." By Dar Williams. Song deals with issues related to religious beliefs and questions about the after life. Human activity damaging the environment, "Look at mother nature on the run in the nineteen seventies..." and dreams of starting over, "...flying mother nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun." By Jimmy Tarlton. He tried to raise a record and let the Titanic down..." By Gary Moore. "A letter from the draftboard put pain in all your dreams. They marched you in a uniform, you wore against your will. But to wait for you, is all I can do and that's what I've got to face. About agent orange, a herbicide that was used by the United States government during the Vietnam War. You can file for disability but you might not live to win..." By Ani Di Franco. References made to risk taking, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, unprotected sex, low self esteem, and lack of respect for self and body. She is looking for the kisses that she never got at home... It's a small price she pays for the need to be pleased... He'll drink anything as long as all his troubles disappear. A relationship is threatened as a person tries to deal with their partner's addiction to alcohol. Song is about economic decline and downsizing of American industry.
Don't mind your nationality, you have got the identity of an African. And it felt like a winter machine That you go through and then You catch your breath and winter starts again And everyone else is spring bound And when I chose to live There was no joy, it's just a line I crossed It wasn't worth the pain my death would cost So I was not lost or found..." By Black Sabbath. 1915 German aircraft dropped a bomb on a pub in London called the Dolphin. In the air there's plane headed for the heart of the Dolphin..in the blink of an eye they were gone, gone, gone." By Neil Young. "How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace... You might get cancer of the liver, you might get cancer of the skin. The song deals with alcohol abuse and denial, also about people who use alcohol as a crutch and how people drink to escape the realities of life. But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements..turned him to the booze... Alcohol in the bloodstream, 'bout the best I can do 'til I forget about you..." By Matthew Sweet. "If I don't see tomorrow, what would be left to say? When you're all dressed up with no where to go..." By Billy Joel.