Leaving nothing to the imagination, Del Rey apparently did what she asserts in the title. Though the German and English versions of the songs slightly differ lyrically, the basic gist is: Some harmless balloons get released, get mistaken for something hostile, and eventually nuclear war breaks out. Bombs Away. To keep this reasonable, we kept it to music that fell within the loose parameters of post-punk and new wave, though thats not to say we didnt also include some more mainstream artists who were trafficking in similar sounds. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes was another of those songs that told a heartfelt tale against the scene of everyone having mere minutes left in their lives. / Who gives a f**k about they? Were at the brink of complete war and complete pleasure, at all times, every day. Of the many roles David Bowie played in his career, one of them was the effective poet laureate of the Cold War in pop music. Songs with weapons in the title. Come, Armageddon, come! Morrissey sings at the end of the first verse in Everyday Is Like Sunday, a track from his 1988 solo debut Viva Hate and still one of the high watermarks of his career. The message: Donita Sparks told Melody Maker she saw the Gulf War as a cover-up for the savings and loans crisis of 1986 to 1995, suggesting the TV coverage of the conflict kept news about the trouble from being broadcast. Its a f**ked-up world, what do you get? Most of the tracks listed here are songs about bombs, but almost all of them have different lyrical interpretations, despite the commonality of having the word bomb in the title. It all builds up to the grand finale: a caustic, maddened repetition of Paranoia in America.. The title of one of Tears For Fears finest hits was originally the much less interesting Everybody Wants To Go To War. (I hope you avoid my fate, which is now having that stuck in my head with those lyrics awkwardly stitched into the chorus instead of the real ones.) What's that Paul McCartney song that goes like, "Ohhh, I think I'm going dowwwwn?"? Sure, parents for years have been complaining about the awful music that their children listened to over the years, but now, legitimately, music is chocked full of salty language and rampant with innuendo. Test your f#$king knowledge and see! There are always concerns about certain countries reaching nuclear capability; the topic is never too far from our headlines or our minds. Anyway, the whole episode portrays the kind of politician stupidity that again feels so close to home today. The message: Although written while the Vietnam War was ongoing, Give Peace A Chance has since become a more general anti-war song thanks to its message of striving for harmony. That one hits just a little too close to home these days. In the case of new wave particularly, theres often this stereotype that it was a glossier and more romantic genre suitable for 80s excess, abandoning the politics of punk, despite the fact that many new wave bands wrote songs set against an end of the world that wouldve inevitably come at the hands of the USA or the USSR. But as a song and a story, it lives on as one of the best and most succinct examples of 80s Cold War anxiety in pop music. I dont sing songs which hope people will die, but I couldnt help it with this one. / F**k it, you know?, F**k fake friends / We dont need em / Ive had it up to the ceiling., You say youre sorry, but its too late now / So save it, get gone, shut up / Cause if you think I care about you now / Well, boy,I dont give a f**k., (Lalala) F**k you and all your friends., We f**ked apes / Giving birth to the / Human race / And your existence was a /Big mistake / Our bastard offspring / So we said / F**k this place., F**k it / Youre lucky I didnt roll it /Youre lucky I didnt blow your brains out., By Any Means Bread Winners Association 2017, F**kin right, f**kin right, thats some real shit / Take some time out your night, get some real dick / Young n***a, breadwinner, need a fly chick / Real n***a, like me, need a real b***h., I swear I think I heard this beat before / But f**k it, Imma rip this bih anyway / Everybody tell me she a thot ho / But f**k it, Imma hit that bih anyway., Teachers said Id never be shit ay / I said the teachers said Id never be shit ay / I said them teachers said id never be shit ay., Shut the f**k up right now and let me breathe / Shut the f**k up right now, let me do my thing., We know where you f**king live / We know where you f**king live / Well burn it down, burn it down / They wont even recognize your corpse., Track Review: Marilyn Manson, We Know Where You F**king Live | Track Review, Album Review: Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down | Album Review, F**k that check up (f**k that check up) / We gettin rich and these n***as sick / They need a check up (they need a check up)., Album Review: Meek Mill, Wins & Losses | Album Review, Turn it up, turn it up now / Loud, rude / When nobody hears you / You gotta stand up, you gotta commit / Say, F**k It, make the best of it., Track Review: Track Review: Motionless in White, LOUD, F**k feelings, swear that shit ruined my life / All they ever do is just waste my time / F**k feelings, swear that shit ruined my life / No, they never do me right., I dont give a f**k about they / (Whos they?) One of the all-time early 80s new wave classics, and one of the foremost examples of a song being radically misunderstood over the years. #88 of 114 The Best Party Songs Of The '80s, Ranked#50 of 82 The Best Songs About Fruit, #18 of 48 The Most Stellar Rock Songs About The Moon#42 of 132 The Best Songs About Falling, #157 of 182 The Best '80s New Wave Songs#29 of 78 The Best Songs About History, #183 of 221 The Best Eminem Songs of All Time#26 of 100 The Best Songs With Drop in the Title, #116 of 116 The Best Songs with Baby in the Title#254 of 256 The Best Songs with Love in the Title, #182 of 191 The Best Songs with Time in the Title#59 of 68 The Best Songs About Bombs. The message: Jim Morrison wrote about the normalisation of war via images of dead soldiers being broadcast on TV or printed in newspapers that ordinary families watched or read as they sat down to start their days. The message: The track ends with Dylan wishing death on those responsible for the Cold War. 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