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.
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.
The power to do anything you can imagine is within you when you discover your real self by practicing a few simple laws of success... Make it happen only you..." By Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis. A woman here is born to live in misery and shame... "One hundred eighty Texans fought four thousand comin' strong.
About the Battle of the Alamo which began on February 23, 1836 in the state of Texas.
Things aint ever gonna change till you stop riding that all night train By Martina Mc Bride. This song just says that so many people put such a stock in all the worldly and material things in a relationship, and what really matters is the honesty and commitment to each other"(quote taken from artist's web site) "... Im talking all about how to give They dont act with much honesty But you point the way to the truth when you say All you need is love. So what if you reached the age of reason only to find there was no reprieve? On February 4, 1999 four NYC police officers fired 41 shots at unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo striking him 19 times and killing him in the entrance way of his apartment.
About one of the many unpleasurable results of a divorce. When the morning comes not a nickel to my name I woke up late yesterday afternoon, my eyeballs feeling like two balloons. And measures the hours out from here to oblivion in actions that can't be undone... This 1962 song could serve as a 21st century anthem for people and organizations that are working to create Universal Health Care in the United States . We will fight against disease when the money comes with ease. Song is about the cycle of drug addiction, hitting "rock bottom", and then working towards recovery.