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.
You'll be sorry when I'm gone...16 just held such better days. About lead singer Dave Mustaine's drug counselor who finally helped him get sober after numerous attempts at rehabilitation. Useful for a class on theology and religious studies. Have you ever thought about your soul, can it be saved? Song is about the aftermath of the sinking of the luxury liner the Titanic on April 14-15, 1912. It told a sad new story, sixteen hundred had gone to rest. With lies of hope and glory, they taught you how to kill..." By Warlock. Take a good look at me now, cos I'll still be standing here. Many Vietnam vets have developed health complications or have died because of their exposure to this herbicide. Our heroine like many others is now dead..." By Canibus. But he messed up his life and he beat up his wife... "Do you realize you're laughing as you're reaching for the gin. Focuses on closing of steel mills in Allentown, PA., and it's impact on workers/community, and an end of a way of life. 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. 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. About the displacement of Native Americans as the white man slowly took everything they had. You stripped them of their great and noble spirit..." By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.