Installment 4 of "Songs-That-Make-You-Feel-Better" Sunday

Posted by Lizzie on Sunday, March 15, 2009
And when you hear this song, if you ain't dead then sing along
Bang and strum to these here drums 'til you get where you belong

You wanna be somebody? See somebody? Try and free somebody?

List of Demands (Reparations) by Saul Williams. I rather enjoy this message and the music is bliss. Look up the lyrics and jam along. It'll get you back in to your groove of knowing exactly what's right and wrong and you'll be moved to do something to fix the wrong and make it right.

Incidentally, this song was also used in a Nike commercial. Which had another good, but different, message. However, let's be realistic. They were just using a good message to try and sell a product. Nike sells products. Their true aim is not to inspire a personal revolution in all of us. Unless this personal revolution means that we buy their shoes.

Regardless, we are part of this globalized materialistic 21st century culture and we have to take inspiration from what's available to us. Perhaps this is why Saul Williams sold his song to Nike, thereby making it the antithesis to itself.

That's some flipping effective advertising, yo.

And one line in a Nike commercial captivated me forever.

Everything you need is already inside.



!!!!!!!!! I heard this song - once - a long time ago but never found out who it was.

p.s. You forgot to include the song title.

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