Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them...

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PostSun Oct 03, 2010 2:50 am » by Tertiusgaudens


Tonight I had some Young stuff. For years his music went with me. Seeing him live in 1996 was one of my most impressive gigs. And the guy wouldn't stop playing...

A line in the song below has always drawn my attention. "Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them...".

Young has proven here a good observer of life. This is actually the way it goes: sometimes you become a Satan to others and you don't know why. Maybe because you are different. Or you have no part in their circle of life.

This reminds me a strategy I often find in conspiracy forums. Some people are considered different - maybe because they are rich or famous or belonging to a certain group of people or peer group. It needs no long way and they are the bad guys - Satan. They ruin us. They rule. They establish. They avoid. They, they, they...always they doing nasty things.

Actually this is mostly prejudice and ridiculous - and stupid...

Now you may listen to the song and think about the "making Satan" pattern:

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Rockin' In The Free World by Neil Young
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There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them
So I try to forget it, any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away, and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life, and what she's done to it
There's one more kid that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people, says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn, got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.
Hope is the thing with feathers...
Emily Dickinson

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PostSun Oct 03, 2010 3:18 am » by Tinman4higher


Atheism is a non-prophet organization...GC

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PostSun Oct 03, 2010 5:11 am » by Ogmios


I've listened to a lot of Young's stuff but, to be honest, I've never really listened to that one until now. I liked the bit where the eye just kept looking around as though the world had to be observed. That was good.

I like the idea that music or art in general can be emancipating.
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"
John Lennon



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