Five Songs that explain today’s politics

Times they are a changin – Bob Dylan To begin, this is a horribly recorded song. First time when I listened to it, I felt like a jack hammer breaking a concrete inside my ears. It takes a while to fall in love with this song. After you fallen love, it keeps growing every time you listen to it. My iTunes shows that I’ve listened to it 197 times. There are total 436 covers of this song recorded by various artists. To name a few: Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen etc. In 1984 Steve Jobs Recited the second verse of this song when he introduced Macintosh for the first time.

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again

For the loser now will be later to win For the times they are a-changin’

Like me, if you hate the original one, just listen to any of those 436 covers.

  Imagine – John Lenon Another inspirational song Shakira famously sang in the UN General Assembly.

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

  Working Class Hero – John Lennon If you like this song with a modern touch, Green Day created a cover song for Amnesty International Save Darfur campaign in 2007.

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules

And you think you’re so clever and classless and free But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

We are truly poor peasants. Nice song.   Black eyed Peas – Where is the Love? A recent song, which need no introduction. Some touching verses:

But if you only have love for your own race Then you only leave space to discriminate And to discriminate only generates hate

There are people who think that only their type of people must live on the earth. So where the others should go? ‘To the grave’ is their answer.   Heal the World – Michael Jacson No introduction for this. Just hearing the name makes me faint.