Songs Inspired By George Orwell


《1984》作为可能是人类史上最著名的反乌托邦政治讽喻小说,与反极权讽刺现实追求自由的摇滚精神相契合,启发了无数歌曲是历代歌手的精神食粮,从人尽皆知(?Bowie的数首歌曲,到RadioHead, Bad Religion, The Clash, Muse等等, 在这里做一个小整理,如有补充敬请告知!

1. 1984-David Bowie

Someday they won't let you, so now you must agree
The times they are a-telling, 
and the changing isn't free
You've read it in the tea leaves, and the tracks are on TV
Beware the savage jaw
Of 1984

2.Big Brother-David Bowie

Someone to lead us, someone to follow
Someone to fool us, some brave Apollo
Someone to save us, someone like you
We want you, Big Brother
Big Brother!

3.We Are the Dead-David Bowie

Something kind of hit me today
I looked at you and wondered if you saw things my way

Now I'm hoping some one will care
Living on the breath of a hope to be shared

Oh dress yourself my urchin one, for I hear them on the stairs
Because of all we've seen, because of all we've said

4. 2+2=5 – Radiohead

Are you such a dreamer
To put the world to rights?
I'll stay home forever
Where two and two always makes up five

5. Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever – Bad Religion

“Drop dead, it doesn’t matter,” she said
“It only hurts when I laugh,” she said
“Sometimes it’s never a crime
“To spend the day in bed” 

6.Testify – Rage Against the Machine

Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now controls the past
Who controls the past now controls the future
Who controls the present now?

7.1977 – The Clash

Danger stranger
You better paint your face
No Elvis, Beatles, or the Rolling Stones

In 1983
Here come the police
In 1984

8. Talk Shows on Mute – Incubus

Still and transfixed
The electric sheep are dreaming of your face
Enjoy you from the chemical
Comfort of America
Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights, camera, transaction


9.Citizen Erased – Muse

For one moment
I wish you'd hold your stage
With no feelings at all
Open minded
I'm sure I used to be so free

Erase all the memories
They will only bring us pain
And I've seen all I'll ever need

10.Spies – Coldplay

I awake to see that no one is free
We’re all fugitives
Look at the way we live
Down here I cannot sleep from fear no

And the spies came out of the water
But you're feeling so bad cos you know
But the spies hide out in every corner
But you can’t touch them no
Cos they’re all spies

11.California Uber Alles – Dead Kennedys

Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

12. The Future Is Now-Offspring

This city’s made of diamonds
And tomorrow glass will grow
On the freedoms that divide us
They’re coming after me
Flashback 1984
Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
A thought that starts a riot
They’re coming after me now

Will you take what’s in my head?
And erase me when I’m dead?
Cause the future is now
And now I’m disappearing

13. Sex Crime (1984)-The Eurythmics  

Sex crime, sex crime
Nineteen eighty four
Nineteen eighty four

And so I face the wall
Turn my back against it all
How I wish I'd been unborn
Wish I was unliving here

14.Winston Smith Takes It on the Jaw-Utopia

I have found us a place where there's no telescreen
And there's no hidden mikes and it's not too unclean
While the high remain high
And the middle change places

Then they'll stuff us both into a memory hole
So let them haul me off to 101
Public confessions of everything we've done
Of everything I heard and everything I saw
When winston smith takes it on the jaw

15.Animal in Man-Dead Prez

以上皆是1984相关。这首基本就是Animal Farm的故事重述

16. Lost Art of Murder-Babyshamble

宝爷毫无疑问的放最前,我对皮特的私心放在最后>< 这首基本是Decline of the English Murder的paraphrase

一定还有很多 比如the libertines 新砖里有歌词“Was it Cromwell or Orwell who first led you to the stairwell”只是提到就不计入了,要是扩大范围到这样我就..........慢慢攒歌单_(:3


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