Friday, April 23, 2010

Chris de Burgh

I enjoy Chris de Burgh's music since his lyrics actually tell a story rather than just repeat stupid one liners over and over again like "I wanna get freaky with you" or "We've only got four minutes to save the world" or even "The boy does nothing, he does nothing" with a sick washing machine thumping in the background. Although he's apparently Catholic some of his songs have an anti-God ring to them or at least voice a complaint to God (e.g. A Spanish Train which is anti-theodicy). In the song Crusader it depicts the futility of religious violence (though historically very, very bad since Richard never actually took Jerusalem) and is good to listen to/watch:

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