IRON SKY- MUSINGS

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

-Plato


 

Somehow, I imagine Plato had no earthly or celestial idea that hundreds of years later music would evolve into the symphonic arrangements embedded in Paolo Nutini’s “Iron Sky”.

There’s so much passion, heartbreak, and soul in this song.  The first time I heard it I was mesmerized; Hypnotized even.  I think I played it an entire afternoon back to back.  The chords and strings were something that took hold of me and I couldn’t shake loose.

Below you will find both the music video and live version of Iron Sky.  As if the music alone weren’t enough; the stirring visuals will surely do you in. A mixture of textured landscapes, drug induced trances, and heavy film grain all add indispensably to its cinematic flare.

Enjoy these as much as I have!

Until later,

Xoxox

Donna

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 PAOLO NUTINI

“Iron Sky”

We are proud individuals living for the city,
But the flames couldn’t go much higher.
We find Gods and religions to,
To paint us with salvation.
But no one,
No nobody,
Can give you the power,To rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That’s fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.Oh, that’s life
Left dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society

From which we’ll rise over love,
Over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That’s fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.

You just got to hold on!
You just got to hold on!

Ohhh ohhhh oh oh

[Sample from “The Great Dictator” (1940) movie – Charlie Chaplin:]
(To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed,
The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
And the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men –
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful,
To make this life a wonderful adventure
Let us use that power!
Let us all unite!)

And we’ll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear,
Into freedom.
Into freedom!

From which we’ll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear,
Into freedom
Freedom

From which we’ll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That’s fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.
Freedom!

Oh!
Rain on me!
Rain on me!
Rain on me!

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