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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 02:43 PM
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Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
 
Run time: 04:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3qVl8Gb2J4
 
Posted on YouTube: January 13, 2008
By YouTube Member:
Views on YouTube: 0
 
Posted on DU: November 21, 2009
By DU Member: HughMoran
Views on DU: 991
 
This is a very political video in my opinion. It shows us growing up as a country and how we haven't learned the lessons of the past and are doomed to repeat those same mistakes. I also think we've lost our soul as a country - can we get it back? Does rampant capitalism lead to soulless people living in a soulless country?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 02:47 PM
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1. I thought it was a gay-pride song...
(shrug) Whatever. It's still one of my all-time favs, whatever its "true" meaning is.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 02:52 PM
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2. I interpreted it as I watched it with no preconceptions
That's why music is an art form - and accompanying videos, if properly done, can enhance the experience of the music.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:20 PM
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3. (shrug) I only read the lyrics.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:21 PM
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4. You seem to be making my point for me...
Edited on Sat Nov-21-09 03:22 PM by HughMoran
Did you even watch the video? Do you have a soul?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:24 PM
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5. (facepalm)
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:25 PM
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6. Yes, (facepalm)
Thanks for kicking my thread in the balls :(
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:35 PM
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7. "Love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night"
Edited on Sat Nov-21-09 03:51 PM by denem
Lyrics can apply to almost anything: War, poverty, the environment, bitter and petty hatreds, bigotry, you name it:

Pressure
Burns a building down;
Splits a family in two;
Puts people on streets.


And the song ends with "Love! love love ...."

Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure

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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:46 PM
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8. "It can apply to so many things. War, poverty, the environment, petty and bitter hatreds, you name i
t"

Exactly. Granted, some of my emotional attachment to the video is sentimental, but I can't help but feel like we've lost something more than just civility in our downward spiral from JFK to "W".
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 03:50 PM
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9. Um ... and bigotry - how could I have that left out?
Edited on Sat Nov-21-09 03:56 PM by denem
"Caring for the people at the edge of the night" strikes a cord with me.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 04:58 PM
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10. The lack of compassion is encompassed
in that creepy word "love" that scares the crap out of people & makes people get all silly and snarky - even here at DU.

Love love love love love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love give love give love give love
give love give love give love give love give love
'Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves


It's missing...
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 07:20 PM
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11. Makes me emotional - it's 1981, Freddie Mercury singing "one more chance" and
Edited on Sat Nov-21-09 07:21 PM by denem
in the years to come, as love and lives are buried by HIV, the haters shall celebrate 'retribution'.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 12:24 AM
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12. Freddy was so talented
Difficult to believe that those who would celebrate HIV most often have the nerve to call themselves Christians.

Many people feign tolerance, but look the other way when their support is needed on issues like marriage equality.

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