Music Playlist

Songs that echo an idea in the LikeWar book, of social media’s effect on news, politics, and war.

Republica “Ready to Go”
Big mouth, big mouth, drop out, drop out
You get what you deserve
You’re strange, insane, one thing you can never change

It’s a crack, I’m back
Yeah, I’m standing on the rooftops
Shouting out baby I’m ready to go
I’m back I’m ready to go

George Michael “Freedom”
All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow

Imagine Dragons “Demons”
I want to hide the truth
I want to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come

Tears for Fears “Shout”
In violent times
You shouldn’t have to sell your soul
In black and white
They really really ought to know

Big Data  “Dangerous”
How could they know, how could they know
What I been thinking?
But they’re right inside my head, because they know
Because they know, what I been hidin’

Everclear “Cover of American Girl”
Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there
Was a little more to life
Somewhere else
After all it was a great big world

Dire Straights “Money for Nothing”
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and chicks for free
Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

Theory of a Dead Man “Wicked Game” (cover) 
The word was on fire, 
and no one could save me but you…
What a wicked game you played,
to make me feel this way

Tom Petty “I Won’t Back Down”
No, I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won’t back down

Rihanna “Disturbia”
Ain’t gonna play nice
Watch out, you might just go under
Better think twice
Your train of thought will be altered
So if you must falter be wise
Your mind is in Disturbia
It’s like the darkness is the light
Am I scaring you tonight
Your mind is in Disturbia

Kula Shaker  “Hush”
Hush, hush…I thought heard you’re calling my name now

Emimen “Storm”
It’s like we take a step forwards then backwards
But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that in
-stead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm

Marilyn Manson/Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (cover)”
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?

Live “White Discussion”
I talk of freedom
You talk of the flag
I talk of revolution
You’d much rather brag
And as the decibels of this disenchanting discourse
Continue to dampen the day

Katy Perry “Chained to the Rhythm”
Are we tone deaf?
Keep sweepin’ it under the mat
Thought we could do better than that
I hope we can
So comfortable, we’re livin’ in a bubble, bubble
So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble

Kanye West “Power (Remix)”  (feature Jay-Z, John Legend, Swizz Beatz)
I’ve seen people abuse power, use power, misuse and then lose power
Power to the people, at last! It’s a new hour
Now we all ain’t gon’ be American Idols
But you can ‘least grab a camera, shoot a viral
Huuuh? Take the power in your own hands

t.A.T.u. “All The Things She Said”
I can try to pretend, I can try to forget
But it’s driving me mad, going out of my head

Taylor Swift “I’m Only Me When I’m With You”
The other half I’m only tryna let you know that what I feel is true.
And I’m only me when I’m with you.

EMF “Unbelievable”
You burden me with your questions
You’d have me tell no lies
You’re always asking what it’s all about, darlin’ listen to my replies
You say to me I don’t talk enough
But when I do I’m a fool
These times I’ve spent, I’ve realized
I’m going to shoot through and leave you
The things, you say
Your purple prose just gives you away
The things, you say
You’re unbelievable

Aerosmith with USC Children’s Choir (Boston Marathon Bombing Tribute) “Dream On” 
I know it’s everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it’s true, oh

The Killers “Run for Cover”
He got a big smile, he’s fake news
Just run for cover, you’ve got nothing left to lose

Natasha Bedingfield “Unwritten”
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten