When it comes to a song about conflict, there are many examples to choose from. Some songs about war focus on the humanitarian aspect, while others are more political. The Guns N’ Roses’ ‘almost is never enough’ is one example, but there are many more.
Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes’ ‘almost is never enough’ song
Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes have teamed up to record a beautiful duet titled ‘Almost Is Never Enough’. The song will appear on the soundtrack to “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. The two artists have also released a delicate music video for the song. In it, Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes are seen singing in a studio. Nathan Sykes makes some wonderful faces in the video.
The music video for “Almost Is Never Enough” was filmed on August 4 and released on YouTube on August 19. The video features scenes from the movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Grande and Sykes performed the song live in Atlanta on Aug. 10 as part of the Believe Tour.
David Bowie’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’
Despite its name, David Bowie’s ‘Give peace a chance’ is far from a mellow track. It is a bit of a mess, with an extended fall down an octave. Although Bowie’s vocals are generally superb, his songwriting isn’t always at its best. In some songs, his soaring vocals are too high for the context, and his attempts to replicate Lennon’s falsetto are rather strained.
The song was recorded in one take, but the rehearsal before the recording was recorded and released on the John Lennon Anthology box set. Among the guests of honor during the performance were LSD guru Timothy Leary, poet Allen Ginsberg, singer Petula Clark, and US radio DJ Murray the K.
Unlike the original version of “Imagine,” Bowie’s rendition doesn’t have the same emotional intensity. After all, he couldn’t physically sing like Lennon could. The song itself is about an adult regressing to a child and screaming for his parents.
One of the Rolling Stones’ best-known songs is ‘Gimme Shelter,’ which paints a picture of the horrors of the Vietnam War. Mick Jagger wrote “Gimme Shelter” to protest the war and people’s distaste for it. A couple of years later, Bowie wrote ‘Give Peace a Chance’ about the Plastic Ono Band, a band that had been banned from participating in the war. This song became a classic anti-war anthem.
Iron Maiden’s ‘Run To The Hills’
Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’ is one of their best-known songs. Written by bassist Steve Harris, the song has become one of the most iconic hard rock anthems in history. Released in 1982 as the sixth single from their studio album, ‘The Number of the Beast,’ the song continues to garner fans and critical acclaim.
P!nk’s ‘Let It Go’
The lyrics of P!nk’s ‘Let It Go’ are based on the singer’s experience of being a drug addict. She was very candid about her drug habit, starting at age eleven and continuing through age fifteen. The video for the song was directed by Francis Lawrence, and it was darker than her previous music videos. Pink uses a metaphor of drugs to depict toxic relationships.
Moore started performing at clubs and eventually formed her first band called Basic Instinct. She was fourteen years old when she started the band, which disbanded after releasing only one album. Two years later, she formed a new group called Choice with two other girls. The group had a brief run with minimal success, and she was given the option of ‘going solo’ or ‘going home.’ She went on to pursue her solo career. Despite the commercial failure of Choice, she has maintained her solo career.
Pink’s previous albums were successful. Her first release, ‘Trouble,’ reached No. 1 on the Hot 100. It also won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Despite the success of ‘Let It Go,’ her follow-up album, ‘Try This’, failed to gain the attention it had previously achieved.
‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie down” is one of The Band’s best-known songs, and it’s been listed among the top 100 songs of all time by Time magazine. It’s also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named one of 500 songs that have shaped the genre. The song was first released in 1969 and is a first-person narrative about a poor white Southerner during the Civil War. The song has been covered by many artists including Johnny Cash, the Allman Brothers, and soul singer Dobie Gray.
The song’s lyrics have drawn criticism for its portrayal of the Confederate cause. Critics such as Early James and Simon Vozick-Levinson have claimed that the song is racist. However, the authors do not offer any evidence for their claims.
Bob Dylan has claimed that the song reflects the experiences of poor farmers in the South at the end of the Civil War. Though it doesn’t contain explicit racist content, it does describe the experience of Southern farmers who were displaced by General Sherman’s criminal campaign. In addition, the song is a condemnation of General Sherman, who was accused of indiscriminate killings of White people and looting of the South. Bob Dylan’s lyrics are a great example of a song that isn’t about a specific group or ideology, but rather about an event in American history.
The Big Guy Himself’s ‘How Does The Grass Grow?’
“How Does The Grass Grow?” by David Bowie was inspired by a chant soldiers would sing in military training camps. The song was featured in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. Another version is found in Johnny Rico’s 2007 memoir, Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green. The lyrics refer to soldiers being trained to kill. It also mentions a bayonet drill.