Top 50 conservatieve rocksongs

Het conservatieve Amerikaanse tijdschrift National Review heeft een lijst opgesteld van 50 rock songs die het beste de conservatieve beweging uitdrukken. Ze kijken daar met name naar de teksten.
Hier de top 5:

  1. “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” by The Who.
  2. “Taxman,” by The Beatles.
  3. “Sympathy for the Devil,” by The Rolling Stones.
    Don’t be misled by the title; this song is “The Screwtape Letters” of rock. The devil is a tempter who leans hard on moral relativism — he will try to make you think that “every cop is a criminal / And all the sinners saints.”
  4. “Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  5. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” by The Beach Boys.
    Pro—abstinence and pro—marriage: “Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true / Baby then there wouldn’t be a single thing we couldn’t do / We could be married / And then we’d be happy.”

Welke bekende rocksong verwoordt volgens u het beste het huidige Nederlandse politieke klimaat?

  1. 3

    “Happy Days” – Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox
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  2. 4

    They’ve come to take me away hi hi

    Wat de echte titel is weet ik niet, maar er zal best een rock-versie van bestaan.

  3. 7

    Congo – Genesis
    Send me to the Congo I’m free to leave
    There’s always somewhere anybody can lead
    Send me to the Congo you have to believe
    You can do it if you wanna just do what you please

  4. 9

    Ze zijn de godfather van de reactionaire song, Merle Haggard (een persoonlijke vriend van de Bever) weer eens vergeten. Tja, zult u zeggen, maar Merle maakt toch geen rock, das toch kuntrie? Ja, goed, god, ja, maar Tammy Wynette staat wel weer op vijftig, dan hadden ze echt wel plaats kunnen maken voor “Okie from Muskogie” of “Snowball headed for hell”

    Uit Okie:
    Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear;
    Beads and Roman sandals won’t be seen.
    Football’s still the roughest thing on campus,
    And the kids here still respect the college dean.

    Als je toch bezig bent ook even “Proud to be an asshole from El Paso” van Kinky Friedman downloaden.

    Uit Snowball:
    I wish coke was still cola,
    And a joint was a bad place to be.
    And it was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV.
    Before microwave ovens,
    When a girl still cooked and chopped wood.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now?
    Are the good times really over for good?

    Are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell?
    With no kind of chance for the Flag or the Liberty bell.
    Wish a Ford and a Chevy,
    Could still last ten years, like they should.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now?
    Are the good times really over for good?

  5. 14

    Een engelse tekst is niet op zijn plaats bij dit creatieve spel. Ik kom met uitzettingsbeleid in gedachten op:

    Gordon: kon ik maar EVEN bij je zijn

    Kon ik nog maar bij je zijn
    Kon ik nog maar even met je delen
    Wat zo gewoon lijkt voor zovelen
    Zolang het er maar is

    Was je nog maar even hier
    Kon ik nog maar even van je leren
    Wat ik niet eens meer wil proberen
    Omdat ik je zo mis

    Refrein:
    Kon ik maar even bij je zijn
    Ik moet nog zoveel aan je vragen
    Wat doet het ongelofelijk veel pijn
    Zelfs na die tijd denk ik alleen
    Aan wat ik voel voor jou

  6. 15

    Kantoor??????

    on topic: Radiohead – Go To Sleep
    We don’t wanna wake monster taking over
    “Tiptoe round tie him down”
    We don’t want the loonies taking over
    “Tiptoe round tie them down”

    of A Perfect Circle – Counting bodies like sheep
    Go back to sleep
    Safe from pain and truth
    And choice and other poison devils.
    See, they don’t give a fuck about you, like I do.

  7. 21

    The Clash – Should I stay or should I go?
    (D66)

    Pet Shop Boys – Go West
    (Balkenende)

    Charles Stouse and Lee Adams – Those Were the Days
    (CDA, trouwens ook wel een conservatief topliedje)

    Michael Jackson – Beat it
    (Verdonk)

  8. 23

    Sympathy in de Rare Bird versie. Verlept hammond-orgelriedeltje, zang, tekst – klopt helemaal.

    En anders natuurlijk Brabant van Guus Meeuwis…

  9. 24

    Refused – Rather be dead

    Stukje uit de tekst:

    Rather be dead,
    Than alive by your opression,
    Rather be dead,
    Than alive by your design.

    Poisoned my fingers,
    Burned out my eyes,
    Cut up up my throat,
    To be alive.

    Rather be dead,
    Than alive by your social values,
    Rather be dead,
    Than alive by your tradition.

  10. 26

    you have to have a party
    when you’re in a state like this
    you can really move it all
    you have to vote and change
    you have to get right out of it
    like out of all this mess
    you’ll say yeah to anything
    if you believe all this but
    don’t cry, don’t do anything
    no lies, back in the government
    no tears, party time is here again
    president gas is up for president
    line up, put your kisses down
    say yeah, say yes again
    stand up, there’s a head count
    president gas on everything but roller skates
    it’s sick the price of medicine
    stand up, we’ll put you on your feet again
    open up your eyes
    just to check that your asleep again
    president gas is president gas again
    he comes in from the left sometimes
    he comes in from the right
    it’s so heavily advertised that he wants you and i
    it’s a real cowboy set, electric company
    every day is happy days
    it’s hell without the sin, but
    don’t cry, don’t do anything
    no lies, back in the government
    no tears, party time is here again
    president gas is up for president
    line up, put your kisses down
    say yeah, say yes again
    stand up, there’s a head count
    president gas on everything but roller skates
    it’s sick the price of medicine
    stand up, we’ll put you on your feet again
    open up your eyes just to check that your asleep again
    president gas is president gas again
    president gas
    oh, president gas
    whoa, president gas
    oh, president gas
    whoa, president gas
    oh, president gas
    whoa, president gas

    The Psychedelic Furs, President Gas (1988!)

  11. 27

    Niets zo toepasselijk op het huidige politieke klimaat als:

    Nirvana – Negative Creep

    This is out of our rage (x3)
    and it’s grown
    This is getting to be (x3)
    a drone!
    I’m a negative creep (x3)
    and I’m stoned!
    I’m a negative creep (x3)
    and Oh … (x2)

    Daddys little girl ain’t a girl no more (x6)

    This is out of our rage (x3)
    and its grown
    This is getting to be (x3)
    a drone!
    I’m a negative creep (x3)
    and I’m stoned!
    I’m a negative creep (x3)
    and I’m … (x2)

    Daddys little girl ain’t a girl no more (x6)

    Fuck! Yeah!
    Droned!
    Stoned!

    Daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more (x14)

  12. 32

    Otis Redding:

    Sitting on the dock of the bay
    Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
    I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
    Watching the ships roll in
    And then I watch ‘em roll away again, yeah

    I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Watching the tide roll away
    Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Wastin’ time

    I left my home in Georgia
    Headed for the ‘Frisco bay
    ‘Cause I’ve had nothing to live for
    And look like nothin’s gonna come my way

    So I’m just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
    Watching the tide roll away
    Ooo, I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Wastin’ time

    Look like nothing’s gonna change
    Everything still remains the same
    I can’t do what ten people tell me to do
    So I guess I’ll remain the same, yes

    Sittin’ here resting my bones
    And this loneliness won’t leave me alone
    It’s two thousand miles I roamed
    Just to make this dock my home

    Now, I’m just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
    Watching the tide roll away
    Oooo-wee, sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Wastin’ time

  13. 33

    In het huidige klimaat is vooral de uitvoerende van belang. Ik stem voor Manowar. Eeuwen achter en door niemand serieus genomen behalve door zichzelf en hun fans. Sowieso getuigt élke song van Manowar van gebrek aan historisch besef, omgangsvormen en relativeringsvermogen.

  14. 34

    And justice for all, Metallica

    Halls of Justice Painted Green
    Money Talking
    Power Wolves Beset Your Door
    Hear Them Stalking
    Soon You’ll Please Their Appetite
    They Devour
    Hammer of Justice Crushes You
    Overpower

    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price You Pay
    Nothing Can Save You

    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real

    Apathy Their Stepping Stone
    So Unfeeling
    Hidden Deep Animosity
    So Deceiving
    Through Your Eyes Their Light Burns
    Hoping to Find
    Inquisition Sinking You
    With Prying Minds

    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price You Pay
    Nothing Can Save You

    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real

    Lady Justice Has Been Raped
    Truth Assassin
    Rolls of Red Tape Seal Your Lips
    Now You’re Done in
    Their Money Tips Her Scales Again
    Make Your Deal
    Just What Is Truth? I Cannot Tell
    Cannot Feel

    The Ultimate in Vanity
    Exploiting Their Supremacy
    I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
    I Can’t Believe
    I Can’t Believe the Price We Pay
    Nothing Can Save Us

    Justice Is Lost
    Justice Is Raped
    Justice Is Gone
    Pulling Your Strings
    Justice Is Done
    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real

    Seeking No Truth
    Winning Is All
    Find it So Grim
    So True
    So Real

  15. 35

    Ja, die sixties waren conservatiever dan je denkt:

    Must be the season of the witch

    Get back, get back
    Get back to where you once belonged

    En By the Time I Get to Phoenix:

    But she just didn’t know
    That I would really go
    That I would really go

  16. 46

    Liederen die spontaan te binnen schieten zijn, in willekeurige volgorde:

    Sollicitere – Jansse Bagge Band
    Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
    Don´t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy
    Zwart Wit – Frank Boeijen
    Welcome To The Jungle – Guns & Roses

  17. 47

    De laatste tijd spookt me
    Lovely Rita, Meter Maid van the Beatles door het hoofd.

    “In a cap she looked much older,
    And the bag across her shoulder
    Made her look a little like a military man”

  18. 49

    In het kader van de nieuwe terrorismewet, anti-terrorismewet:

    Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

    Donner heerst, nee echt.

  19. 50

    Net als Ruud Oost, The Doors.
    Alleen kies ik gezien onze omgang met vreemdelingen voor People are strange:

    People are strange when you’re a stranger
    Faces look ugly when you’re alone
    Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
    Streets are uneven when you’re down
    When you’re strange
    Faces come out of the rain
    When you’re strange
    No one remembers your name

  20. 54

    Radiohead:

    You do it to yourself, you do
    and that’s what really hurts is
    You do it to yourself, just you
    you and no-one else
    You do it to yourself
    You do it to yourself, yourself, yourself.

  21. 55

    We don’t get fooled again is een vervolg op “My Generation” van the Who. Nadien kwam “Your generation” van Gen-X, nadien “Decades” van Joy Division.

    Maar wat het huidige Nederlandse politieke klimaat betreft, zou ik zeggen : “Afterbirth of a dream” door Met & Zonder.