Today (yesterday was, by the time Music Monday actually rolls around) is Earth Day, and as part of the celebrations, this week’s “Monday’s Music Moves Me” theme over at Dolly’s is songs about our planet. And I have pretty much compiled a small playlist for you today, as opposed to the one song I usually post for Music Monday. So pick one you haven’t already heard, or pick a favorite, or listen to them all – I don’t care, they all have a pretty strong and important message to share!
Ozzy Osbourne – “Revelation (Mother Earth)” – the title of this one says it all.
Neil Young – “Be The Rain” – another song directly about saving the planet “for another day”.
Pearl Jam – “Do The Evolution” – this one’s from my generation, and a direct observation and reflection of how the world is being destroyed, rather than an anthem about saving the planet.
My Chemical Romance – “S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W” – I can’t claim to say what this song is actually about, because I haven’t researched it and its lyrics have given me two ideas. The first literally takes me to a horror movie. But in the other direction, the lyrics conjure up images of a war-and-excess-ravaged, post-apocalyptic and seriously compromised planet. And the album from which this song was taken, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, is set in post-apocalyptic California. But even without that tidbit of background on the album, that would still be one of my two takes on the lyrics. Give it a listen and see what you think!
I can’t wait to come visit all the MMMM participants and see which songs remind them of our planet – and you should go check them out, too!