Inauguration Special! Songs of Hope & Change Part 2

January 20, 2009

I started writing this post last night, but really couldn’t find the words. I was in that middle realm, waiting for the end of Bush’s regime and the excited for the something bigger, something brighter. So this playlist is half “We’ve had eight years of crap and I’d really like this to be over with, thankyouverymuch” and half “Things can get better…things WILL get better.” So yeah, it’s probably not as cohesive as Elizabeth’s playlist and I didn’t give thorough descriptions of each song, but I pulled a quote from each song that hammers home why I chose that song.

Crime in Stereo – “I, Stateside”
God please save these troubled states.

Embrace – “No More Pain”
No more petty love/No more petty hate/No more pettiness/No more pain

Against Me! – “From Her Lips To God’s Ears (The Energizer)”
After all this death and destruction/Do you really think your actions advocate freedom?

Black Flag – “Rise Above”
We’re gonna rise above

Comeback Kid – “Wake the Dead”
Don’t lose hope/Don’t let it happen to you/Which side are you gonna choose?/Because I believe, I believe it’s in you.

The Decemberists – “Sons & Daughters”
Here all the bombs fade away

Also, I made an imeem playlist of the songs but couldn’t embed it into the blog. So, yeah, get with the clicky here to listen to the songs: Ryan’s Songs of Change and Hope.
So, what’s on your Inauguration Day playlist?


2 Responses to “Inauguration Special! Songs of Hope & Change Part 2”

  1. Dave C said

    Your selection gravitates towards the fist-in-the-face of the outgoing administration camp:

    Megadeth Peace Sells, but Who’s buying *track and album)

    Metallica – “King Nothing”

    Rage Against the Machine – “Renegades of Funk”

    Interesting list, Ryan!

  2. Come together – Primal Scream
    samples Jesse Jackson, fun, uplifting acid-house just the thing to ride the natural-XTC high of watching an all night election special from the wrong time-zone and seeing the right candidate win for once.

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