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Sep. 16th, 2010 @ 03:34 pm (no subject)
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Hi, babes.

I'm posting because I have a group project due for social problems. Our group's topic is poverty. My specific assignment involves the media, and one of the questions asks if there are any songs about it. So, my first thought was Ani.

Sadly, my music collection isn't with me and so I don't really recall which songs would be good for this assignment.

Please, what Ani songs are mainly about poverty?
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From:tamiamlexicon
Date:September 16th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)

3 suggestions

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favorites that come to mind: to the teeth, trickle down and coming up
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From:pixiestick_cc
Date:September 16th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
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he said change the channel
i've got problems of my own
i'm so sick of hearing about drugs
and aids
and people without homes
and i said, well,
i'd like to sympathize with that
but if you don't understand
then how can you act

From Rush Hour

i remember the first time i saw someone
lying on the cold street
i thought: i can't just walk past here
this can't just be true
but i learned by example
to just keep moving my feet
it's amazing the things that we all learn to do

From Subdivision

Those are the only two that come to mind right now.
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From:asisani
Date:September 16th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Tis of Thee
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From:heifer
Date:September 17th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
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Seconded. Tis of Thee is my favorite about this topic - it talks about poverty, how class and race have historical momentum in working together, and the hopelessness of those trying to fix it being unable to make amends for all of the history.

http://www.danah.org/Ani/UpUpUp/TisOfThee.html
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From:heifer
Date:September 17th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
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I thirded 'Tis of Thee, but Trickle Down is also good - it talks about working class white America, which I think is often a neglected subject.

Look at Patty Griffin, as well. She talks a lot about 'Poor Man's House' 'Lorianne' and "Chief' jump to the front of my mind.

Dorothy Allsion is my favorite author for this subject. Her short story collection (Trash) has some amazing discussions of poverty in white America.
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From:heifer
Date:September 17th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
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*talks a lot about it.
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From:childofstrings
Date:September 17th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I'd say "My Country" is a good bet.
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From:childofstrings
Date:September 17th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
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err, sorry brain fart. I mean "Tis of Thee"
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