“We Are Hungry” video; and is Fun.’s “Some Nights” a pro-life song?

How can I not show the “We Are Hungry” video that’s making the rounds?  I have to:

You probably recognize that the song the video parodies is Fun.’s “We Are Young.” I really liked that song.

Fun. n0w has a new song out that I find equally appealing.  It’s called “Some Nights.” The video is a peculiar mish-mash of Civil War battle scenes that don’t seem to me to have anything at all to do with the song’s lyrics.

The song’s lyrics are pretty mysterious. Nevertheless, I keep getting caught by the last stanza which — forgive me for me overreaching here — seems to strike a blow at young people’s abortion culture. Here’s the video:

If you missed it, at the end of a song about how meaningless life is, you get this stanza:

My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she called “love”
Man when I look into my nephew’s eyes…
Man, you wouldn’t believe the most amazing things that can come from…
Some terrible lies…

I don’t know, but I see that as very life affirming.  No matter that he (whoever “he” is) lied to get her in bed, the child that results is a miracle….

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  1. JKB says

    This is how it starts, you know.  With the music.  What can’t be said as speech comes easily in verse.  Slow, subconscious infusion with a catchy tune.  

    The musicians often led the way but now it is also easy to do parody.  Protest by parody, how very Alinsky.  To bad for the Left, it is turned against them.  

    I hear the Millenials  are becoming savers.  They’ve learned their lessons hard.  As we see, those lessons are penetrating deeper into the age pool.  

    It is interesting.  I was a victim of ‘busing’.  Not the concept of integration but the whole messing with my life for some useless “social” goal.  I sometimes hope those responsible, lying on their death bed, realize just how useless their lives were and how much damage they did.  Futile, I konw, but it amuses me.  I think a big part of my libertarianism comes from this imposition by government on my childhood.  The use of me as their plaything.  I wonder if Michele’s impositions will create even more small government libertarians for the future?

  2. says

    I too was a victim of busing.  As I always say, I was bused, at great inconvenience, and with very deleterious social consequences, from one white middle class school to another white middle class school.  What a stupid, expensive, inconvenient, ultimately damaging liberal experience that was.

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