If you dont love me now you will never love me again I can still hear you saying You will never break the chain.
H arry in the live lounge-The chain Fleetwood mac cover. Most importantly, he achieved all of this while promoting kindness and being kind himself , embracing love in all forms, encouraging originality, being authentic and unapologetic with his music and stage presence, pushing the boundaries of pop music, never ceasing to show love to his fans, working extremely hard and making no excuses, and having a bit of fun.
Thanks for subscribing! And in that comparison, the Guardians fall dramatically short. Subscribe to Independent Minds to debate the big issues Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? And the voice that promises "This land was made for you and me" isn't speaking to anyone in particular, either: any conquering army, any victorious leader. The genius of the song is that its truth is not meant to hinge on any of these distinctions. Modern Day Hero Lyrics. Human Empire Lyrics.
Filter by post type All posts. In other stories we have crafted about ourselves, America is the refuge that saves the hireling and the slave. In the War of , however, American slaves fought against their country because the British had promised them their freedom if they won. They didn't, and the song celebrating their crushing defeat is now our national anthem, though it only received this official designation in There's no point in debating whether the national anthem is racist. It is.
By celebrating the defeat of American slaves who fought to win their own freedom, the national anthem also celebrates slavery — and manages to do so in a way that also requires singers to celebrate America as "the land of the free. It is a document that reveals us as clueless to the point of amnesia. Yes, it is an essential text in American history. That doesn't mean we have to sing it at ball games.
Called upon to name a replacement national anthem, many — John Legend among them — have suggested "America the Beautiful," which, along with "The Star-Spangled Banner," was America's unofficial national anthem, until a VFW petition led to "The Star-Spangled Banner" receiving official designation in This date alone speaks to how arbitrary a choice the song really is, and how possible it may be to replace it: Our national anthem is not an artifact handed down to us by the Founding Fathers, but is, in fact, younger than suffrage, younger than color television, younger than Audrey Hepburn and Mickey Mouse.
I spent this Fourth of July at a summer camp in South Carolina, and was already prepared to struggle through the rockets' red glare and the bombs bursting in air when the counselors instead led the campers in a rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land.
Covers of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac on WhoSampled. "The Chain" is a song by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on their . Tantric's cover of the song was used as the theme song for the HBO Never Break the Chain: Fleetwood Mac and the Making of Rumours.
It doesn't tell a story about opposing forces, about battle, about what seemed to be good at one time conquering what seemed to be evil, and about preserving that sense of easy duality long after it has ceased to reflect the country we live in, if it ever really did. It describes not a sweeping, violence-torn vista, but a series of images:.
As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway Saw below me the golden valley This land was made for you and me. I roamed and rambled and followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts All around me, a voice was sounding: This land was made for you and me.
We don't know anything about who the song's speaker is supposed to be: their race, their class, their gender, their sexuality — their nationality. The genius of the song is that its truth is not meant to hinge on any of these distinctions.
And the voice that promises "This land was made for you and me" isn't speaking to anyone in particular, either: any conquering army, any victorious leader. This land was made for you, the song promises, if you give yourself to it. It is a song about America that doesn't use the word "America" a single time.
As much as I love "This Land is Your Land," though, my own personal nomination for our next national anthem is an even harder sell. Try as I might, I can't think of a better song to signify our national identity — to play as Olympians ascend the podium, to send ricocheting through football stadiums and teach to our schoolchildren — than Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain. Rumours, infamously, was recorded during a period when the band seemed on the verge of collapse: Singer Stevie Nicks and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham broke up; singer Christine McVie and bass guitarist John McVie got divorced; everyone wrote songs about heartbreak, then made music with the people who had broken their hearts and whose hearts they had broken, because they were still the people they best knew how to make music with.
It's impossible to listen to Rumours without appreciating the power of its performers' yearnings and hostilities.