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not have a care
He used to
Actually it was spelled "Curtis Loew" by lyrisist Ronnie Van Zant when it was first released on the band's 1974 album, Second Helping.
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Listening to the wind of change
The Scorpions song "Winds Of Change" is featured in the widely controversial film The Interview. The dark comedy basically explores the toppling of Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a. North Korea), by a sleazy reality TV host (James Franco) and his equally unscrupulous friend and producer (Seth Rogan).
It has sparked an outcry from that country's military regime in the way it portrays the treatment of their own people at the expense of trying to become a top nuclear power on the world stage.
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And I've been knocking but no one answers
And I've been knocking most all the day
Oh and I've been calling, oh hey hey Johnny
Can't you come out to play
Released in 1982, this is Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin's musical tribute to John Lennon, who was shot and killed outside his New York apartment one and a half years earlier.
Lennon and John were close friends, and in 1974, Lennon appeared on Elton's single cover of the Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," the B-side of which was Lennon's "One Day at a Time".
After Lennon's death, John was concerned that a tribute song to the late Beatle would be "clumsy" ---until he saw Taupin's lyrics.
The song is titled "Empty Garden", as Lennon's last live performance was at Madison Square Garden (ironically with Elton John in 1974). It has been said that the line "Can't you come out to play?" is a reference to Lennon's song "Dear Prudence."
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She keeps Moet et Chandon
In a pretty cabinet
"Let them eat cake", she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
Building a remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline
Moët et Chandon is one of the world's largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house. The company currently holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II, of England. The winery was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and has supplied monarchs around the world with fine champagne ever since.
Moreover, the Moët surname was prestigious before the winery's establishment; King Charles VII ennobled brothers Jean and Nicolas Moët (Claude's ancestors) in 1446.

King Louis XVI kept his wife, Marie Antoinette, content with a steady flow of bubbly hoping that would keep her nose out of his affairs of state, but to no avail. Her callas remark, "Let then eat cake" when asked about feeding the humble masses of France, went viral and eventually led to the King & Queen's fate in the neck slot of the guillotine.
Cars – Drive
Dec 25, 2014
Prince – 1999
Dec 25, 2014
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Yeah, everybodys got a bomb
In the larger sense he is talking about the super powers (and even smaller countries) possessing nuclear arsenals that could easily wipe out civilization as we know it, but also to a lesser extent he is talking about inner-city violence and hand guns on the street, drive by shootings and hate crimes. The world has become unstable and it's all around us. And remember this was written back in the early 1980's. Even then there were rumors that the world would erupt into chaos at the stroke of midnight January, 1, 2000.

Yet through all this impending gloom and foreboding doom hangs over us like ominous storm clouds he is still determined to live life to the fullest right now while there is still time to do so.
The end could come tomorrow, let's party tonight!
Rush – The Pass
Dec 11, 2014
Rush – The Pass
Dec 10, 2014
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No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done
The final verse is a direct condemnation of the cult of "hero worship" that grew out of the World War II Japanese fighter pilots known as The Kamikaze meaning "spirit wind" or "divine wind." albeit spirit directly translates as "kami" making that a more accurate term.
The tradition of death instead of defeat, capture, and perceived shame was deeply entrenched in Japanese military culture. It was one of the primary traditions in the samurai life and the Bushido code: loyalty and honor until death.
Neil Peart, alarmed by the growing problem of youth suicide and the tendency to romanticize it, was very passionate about dispelling any and all myths that there is honor in taking one's own life for whatever reason. Stating directly that there is no honor and nothing heroic about suicide.
This song is about the tragedy of teen suicide and the myths that have been discovered to rationalize it as a heroic or noble act, like kamikaze pilots or suicide bombers that wear explosive vests into crowded public areas and detonate the device based on the premise of "entry into heaven" for their sacrifice.
Teen suicide is a worldwide tragedy that this song addresses without shame. It was meant to help kids that are dealing with sadness and depression, and it has been shown (i.e.,YouTube comments/praises) to have saved countless young lives since it's release in the early 1990's.
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