Iron Sky

It’s been so busy these past months that I have quite neglected this blog.  My apologies to all of you who have deemed it worthy to follow my ramblings on this site.  One reason is that I haven’t read any book that warrants a post.  So I’m going to draw inspiration from my other love – music.

I have just recently been introduced to this artist and his music by (would you believe?!) Youtube. And what a fantastic find!  Paolo Nutini is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sang with this gritty, raspy voice that could be intimate one moment and then belts out into something so powerfully soulful. His music is eclectic and been categorized as Pop Rock, Blue-eyed Soul, Blues, Folk, Funk, and Soul Music.

I was like, “Why am I just discovering him now?” Lol, but I’m so happy that I was inspired to make this post because music like his needs to be shared. 

Please watch this important piece of art and share.  It samples Charlie Chaplin’s speech in the film The Great Dictator.

“Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky [Short Film]” 

“Iron Sky”

We are proud individuals

Living for the city  

But the flames couldn’t go much higher

We find Gods and religions too 

To paint us with salvation

But no one, no nobody

Can give you the power

To rise over love and over hate

Through this iron sky

That’s fast becoming our minds

Over fear and into freedom

Oh, that’s life

Left dripping down the walls

Of a dream that cannot breathe           

In this harsh reality

Mass confusion

Spoon fed to the blind

Serves now to define our cold society

From which we’ll rise                       

Over love, over hate                   

Through this iron sky                   

That’s fast becoming our minds   

Over fear and into freedom

You just got to hold on!                     

You just got to hold on!

Ohhh ohhhh oh oh
[Sample from “The Great Dictator” (1940) movie – Charlie Chaplin:]

(To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair.  The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.  And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men –  Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!

You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Let us use that power!

Let us all unite!)

And we’ll rise                                       

Over love and over hate           

Through this iron sky                   

That’s fast becoming our minds   

Over fear, into freedom                    

Into freedom!

From which we’ll rise                       

Over love and over hate           

Through this iron sky                   

That’s fast becoming our minds

Over fear, into freedom           

Freedom!

From which we’ll rise                       

Over love and over hate           

Through this iron sky                   

That’s fast becoming our minds

Over fear, into freedom           

Freedom!

Oh!  Rain on me!                                         

Rain on me!  Rain on me!

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