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Old 04-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Eschatologically oriented songs

So I'm thinking about writing a thesis on eschatology and pop culture, particularly the intersection of end times and romance. I'm looking at Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as Nick Cave's "Straight to You." That's what I got so far. Any song suggestions?
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Does nuclear war count as "end times"? If so, how about The Smiths' "Panic"?

If it's not love then it's the bomb that will bring us together.

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Does nuclear war count as "end times"? If so, how about The Smiths' "Panic"?

If it's not love then it's the bomb that will bring us together.

That quote's actually from "Ask"


I was just thinking about whether nuclear war counts. I'm trying to keep it tied to religiously-based renderings. Not just Christian, I'm interested in others as well.
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Admittedly neither have much to do with romance, but off the top of my head both The Clash's 'London Calling' (the song) and Morrissey's 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' deal with some sort of allusion to certain doom, the collapse of society, nuclear fallout, or Armageddon.

I'll think about it and post more if I come up with any.
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Gavin Friday 'You, Me, and World War III'

Not exactly romance involved but they have references from the book of Revelations:

Johnny Cash 'The Man Comes Around'
U2 'One Tree Hill'

I know there are others, let me think...
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That quote's actually from "Ask"
Damnit, I knew that!

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Thanks, guys.
I would also consider Nick Cave's "Tupelo" if it weren't so obviously abuot Elvis.

I've also thrown R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as we Know it (and I Feel Fine)" and "I'm Gonna DJ" on there, since even though they're not specifically romantic (or coherent in the case of the former)
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Maybe the romantic thing could just be a section.

Bad Religion - Fuck Armageddon . . . This is Hell
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Damnit, I knew that!

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FAILways, Here We Come!
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The Future by Leonard Cohen could fit in fine.

If your pulling an essay on the fear of death forcing sex don't be afraid to mention Freud.
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Skip this essay.

It's useless.

Take an accounting class.

What kind of college allows this?
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Not going for the sex necessarily, though. Sex out of fear is so painfully obvious. I don't really have an angle yet, I guess. And really this is just a seed of an idea that may only yield a mix cd.
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