The song that you listen while the economic crisis is rising

Today I have read one of my earthling friend, Nick’s post: Economic Chaos 100 years later

After a little while read his post, I have seen another title in Turkish social network “eksisozluk”. The title was “The song you listen while 1 dollar goes to 5 TL”

Right now, 1 dollar is equal 4.83 Turkish Liras.

Today, it would seem that my front, my back, my right, my left, all my sides are economic crisis. 🙂

The economic crisis does not affect only ordinary people in the world, it affects extraterrestrials like us. (Do not believe in science fiction movies, we do not spend our lives on this planet with the lightsabers in hand or super-advanced equipments. We do not even have an union.:)) That’s why I have picked my song. Here it is. It is Cem Karaca’s song in Anatolian-rock genre from 1999.

The song that is quite entertaining, as can be understood from its rhythm. It’s lyrics are sarcastic. And here it’s lyrics: -I have translated only some parts because it is very long-

We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world. (amanin)
Road you said, like every road
it should reach a place
While we turn and turn around
we come always to the same place
This cycle is vicious cycle
There is no begining and no end
I am turning but I can not turning back
There is no exit at the end
(amaninnn)

We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world (amaninnn)

Local and general election
You select, let’s select
So we turn and turn around of it
we come always to the same place

Old times, we were like every man
We sat down and ate appetizers
Now, like eating appetizers
we sit and eat the man.
Then, you get your deserts!

What is really going to happen at the end of these things
In truth, there is no question “what will be”
We will turn, we will turn, we will come back to the same place

There is no begining and no end
I am turning but I can not turning back
There is no exit at the end
(amaninnn)

We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world,

let’s dance!

We’ve boarded on something really big, we go to the end of the world.(amaninnn)

What is your song my earthling friends, that you listen while the economic crisis is rising? 🙂

22 thoughts on “The song that you listen while the economic crisis is rising

    • This song was written and composed in 1999. As a matter of fact, I think this song can be applicable for every period since the 1990s. Included these days. So when a song is written in this geography, it can stay up to date for many years. 🙂

      And here an example for fabrication, my earthling friend.

      Yesterday a Turkish farmer tried to burn himself in front of a bank, due to he cannot pay his credit debts, and the bank did not provide easy payment, according to news.

      And for gross distortion,

      Actually I want to mention my “net” distortion, for an example.

      Today 7 days left to the next month. And I do have 280 Turkish Liras in my wallet.(Galactic Council did not rise my salary last 1 year 3 month; shame on them!) 280 TL is about 57.8 dollar. For next everyday, I need to spend 8.2 dollar.

      Maybe we need to write new “Capital”; it’s name may be Migo’s & Norman’s “Capital” and it could be only one volume. We can copy-paste some parts of Capital of Marx! Due to nobody read properly all volumes of Capital, I am sure very less people can aware copy parts, haha!

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  1. Some songs do help take the sting out of reality, WD. One of the songs that come to mind in response to your post is “They’re Taking It Away” by Ian Robb. Here’s a link to the lyrics, and some are posted below (https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?lang=en&id=8199).

    Oh, they’re taking it away,
    Yes they’re taking it away
    They are taking all the good things
    You can hear the people say
    And they’ll take it all tomorrow
    If they don’t take it today
    From the poor and sick and helpless,
    They are taking it away.

    Oh our government’s elected in the democratic way
    A-whining at the cost of all the things they have to pay
    And the bully-boys on Bay Street, you can hear the bastards say,
    “To hell with paying taxes, pull the safety-net away!
    ….

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    • I had not heard this song before. After read your comment, I have found it on youtube, and also I have found new version some words in its lyric have been changed by the singer. Like that:

      our government’s elected in the democratic way,
      changed as
      our government’s elected in a gerrymandered way

      🙂

      I’ve liked both old and new versions!

      This song can be definitelly on the list of the songs that it can be listened while economic crisis is rising.

      Thank you my earthling friend Carol!

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  2. “What is your song my earthling friends, that you listen while the economic crisis is rising? 🙂”

    My song is, “Take back my heart, I ordered liver!” Only kidding!;-)

    Here is one that always moved me:

    The Doobie Brothers:

    “Taking it to the Streets”

    You don’t know me but I’m your brother
    I was raised here in this living hell
    You don’t know my kind in your world
    Fairly soon, the time will tell

    You, telling me the things
    You’re gonna do for me
    I ain’t blind and I don’t like
    What I think I see

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more need for running
    (Taking it to the streets)

    Take this message to my brother
    You will find him everywhere
    Wherever people live together
    Tied in poverty’s despair

    Oh, you, telling me the things
    You’re gonna do for me
    I ain’t blind and I don’t like
    What I think I see

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more need for running
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the)

    Oh, you, telling me the things
    You’re gonna do for me
    I ain’t blind and I don’t like
    What I think I see

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more need for running
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Yeah, yeah

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Before it steps farther
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Oh, lord

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it, taking it
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Hey, yeah ha
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it to the streets
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more need for running
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more need for hiding

    (Taking it to the streets)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Taking it to the streets)
    No more
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Yeah, yeah
    (Taking it to the streets)
    Taking it, taking it
    (Taking it to the streets)

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    • I had not heard this song either! I have liked it too, my earthling friend! This needs to be in our list of songs that we listen while economic crisis is rising! I loved to most this part:

      “Take this message to my brother
      You will find him everywhere
      Wherever people live together
      Tied in poverty’s despair.”

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      • That’s it, my friend! We are all brothers and sisters!

        But a few psychopaths in power, throughout the eons, have kept us separated and at war with each other: by race, religion and statism; or nationalism/patriotism, politics and economics.

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  3. Don’t really have a favorite — there are so many . . .

    But I like this:

    There is a line in there about “revolution” or something. And I don’t know why, but I always shout it out.

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    • Yes, here is one of the songs I know.:) Let’s add our list! The question “What’s goin’ on” definitely tells people’ expressions on their faces when people see the price increase in the markets. 😉 And you are right “revolution” in the song is very catchy. But I do not think so, you are as being a communist, you can not be praying for revolution, like in that part of song.:))

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