We Are The Dollars and Cents

NOW THAT WORLD FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE PLUNGING yet again and people everywhere face rising income inequality, I thought I’d post this song by Radiohead called “Dollars and Cents,” from their 2001 album, Amnesiac. As with most songs, meaning is open to interpretation, but with lyrics like We are the dollars and cents/and the mark and yen/We’re going to crack your little souls…, the group predicted the economic and social conflicts we find ourselves mired in today:

Oh Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want to live in the children’s land
And you know maybe, maybe I)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I’ll wander the promised land
I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(I want to live in the promised land
And maybe wander the children’s land)
Quiet down! (Yeah, and there, there we can free)”

Give the song a listen to below. Lyrics and more info from Green Plastic Radiohead.

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