Pink...Mr President. Best protest song since the 60s?

#2
I rather like it - it's a good tune and highlights (in a necessarily simplistic way) some of the key failings of Dubya's reign. She's also got a cracking pair of lungs and does seem to sing it with genuine feeling. I wonder if that's the original music video?

*wanders off for a second listen*
 
#5
after she is done with me that is Artemis ....... the song is great though and i belive she wrote with here dad after he got back from nam!
 
#6
halo_jones said:
after she is done with me that is Artemis ....... the song is great though and i belive she wrote with here dad after he got back from nam!
You're always welcome round ours, Halo :D

Not surprised to hear she wrote it with a veteran - I'm on my 4th listen now and there's an emotional edge which her previous choons have lacked.
 
#8
_Artemis_ said:
halo_jones said:
after she is done with me that is Artemis ....... the song is great though and i belive she wrote with here dad after he got back from nam!
You're always welcome round ours, Halo :D

Not surprised to hear she wrote it with a veteran - I'm on my 4th listen now and there's an emotional edge which her previous choons have lacked.
i have to say i have allways liked pink but that song, realy got me to repsect her as a songwriter and artist, it realy just hits me i cant listen to it if im in a mardy mood.

ps thanks for the invite should i bring red or white wine :D
 
#9
halo_jones said:
_Artemis_ said:
halo_jones said:
after she is done with me that is Artemis ....... the song is great though and i belive she wrote with here dad after he got back from nam!
You're always welcome round ours, Halo :D

Not surprised to hear she wrote it with a veteran - I'm on my 4th listen now and there's an emotional edge which her previous choons have lacked.
i have to say i have allways liked pink but that song, realy got me to repsect her as a songwriter and artist, it realy just hits me i cant listen to it if im in a mardy mood.

ps thanks for the invite should i bring red or white wine :D
I was sold after hearing the lyric "I'm coming up, so you'd better get the party started" being played on saturday morning chart shows. Nearly as funny as Ebenezer Good :D But this is definately a step up.

Fcuk the wine Halo - just bring a litre of KY and some candles ;) Grem - more batteries for the camcorder this time, please.
 
#10
thanks datum for the link.
Seems 'what a state America's in' is becoming a growing sub genre of music.
A track from the new album by Rufus Wainwright which is No2 in the album charts in Britain has a song called 'Going to a town.' It has the lines 'I'm so tired of you, America/You took advantage of a world that loved you well.'
Richard Thompson has a song out called 'Dad's Gonna Kill Me.' (Dad being Baghdad)
Both tracks on youtube.
And Neil Young's 'Living with War' album is worth a listen.

Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, none of these people are anti American. Quite the contrary, they all love America. They just hate what G. bloody Bush has done to the place .
 
#12
oppsie if got it slightly wrong 'I Have Seen The Rain' which is the Hidden Track on 'I'm Not Dead' is the one writen by her father while he was in Vietnam.

Dear mr president
The song was written by Pink and billymann. Pink came up with the idea to ask the Indigo Girls to join the recording of the song. According to an interview, they "...believe in the song. An open letter to the president, that's what we needed."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Mr._President



Artemis 'yummy yummy'
 

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#14
Well well well, I must be living in a cave, song is a year old and I've never heard it!!!! Good song, but then she's always been a class act (well post that first song with the motorbike, even if I do like women on bikes in leather, but that's a whole different thread I'm sure).

_Artemis_ said:
I was sold after hearing the lyric "I'm coming up, so you'd better get the party started" being played on saturday morning chart shows. Nearly as funny as Ebenezer Good :D But this is definately a step up.
A person linked to me by the famous 'six degrees' did a version of her song entitled 'Pink Vs Lester Sterling', worth a listen if you have 5...
 
#15
Nehustan said:
Well well well, I must be living in a cave, song is a year old and I've never heard it!!!! Good song, but then she's always been a class act (well post that first song with the motorbike, even if I do like women on bikes in leather, but that's a whole different thread I'm sure).
Yup - this one :)

Nehustan said:
_Artemis_ said:
I was sold after hearing the lyric "I'm coming up, so you'd better get the party started" being played on saturday morning chart shows. Nearly as funny as Ebenezer Good :D But this is definately a step up.
A person linked to me by the famous 'six degrees' did a version of her song entitled 'Pink Vs Lester Sterling', worth a listen if you have 5...
Sat here listening to that with a big smile on my face - excellent track, love the brass :D That's getting played again :)
 

Nehustan

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#16
_Artemis_ said:
Sat here listening to that with a big smile on my face - excellent track, love the brass :D That's getting played again :)
...my thoughts exactly when I heard it...
 
#19
Moving, only word for it.. Been a fan of Pink for some time but this one has slipped through the net.

Got respecet for Dubbyas old man, he flew Avengers, been on the receiving end of it. Dubbya?, he can join comrade B'liar.. further away from me the better...

Stay safe
Firemagi
 
#20
Saw her sing it live in Sheffield. Fantastic song by a fantastic artist. The best concert I have ever been too.

All her songs are written with meaning. Try listening to "conversation with a 13 year old me" same album.
 

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