Thursday, March 27, 2003

Amused to Death

If you’ve never listened to Roger Waters’ masterful Amused to Death, find yourself a copy and give it a listen this weekend. It’s an album he started writing in the late 80s, and didn’t finish until the conclusion of the Gulf War. It’s a sad but brilliantly evocative album that focuses (among other things) on wars that play out live on TV. (“I don’t mind about the war / that’s one of the things I like to watch / If it’s a war going on / ‘cause then I know if our side’s winning / if our side’s losing”)

You can read the entire set of lyrics to the songs here.

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