Year 8 Song Lyrics

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Music is a popular way to express thoughts and feeling about particular topics and issues. Have a look at how the following issues have been portrayed in songs.

 

Aboriginal rights | Gun Control | Homelessness | LGBTQI | Marriage equality | Poverty | Racism | War / Conflict | Women's rights

The following websites may help you with working out the meaning of your song.

Songlyrics.com 

Song meanings and facts

Song facts

 

Aboriginal civil rights
Land rights
Stolen Generations

video_icon_512.pngArchie Roach - Took the children away
 

video_icon_512.pngMidnight Oil - Beds are burning
 

video_icon_512.pngMidnight Oil - Dead heart
 

video_icon_512.pngWarumpi Band - Whitefella, blackfella
 

 

Recommended resources
 

book_icon_512.pngHastings, T. (2006). Indigenous Australians. Macmillan.
 

ebook_icon_512.pngHealey, J. (Ed.). (2014). Indigenous rights. Spinney Press.

Gun control
Gun violence

 video_icon_512.pngCarrie Underwood - The bullet
 

video_icon_512.png Foster the People - Pumped up kicks
 

video_icon_512.png Kane Brown - American bad dream

 

Recommended resources
 

website_icon_512.pngEverytown for Gun Safety. (2021). The impact of gun violence on children and teens. https://everytownresearch.org/report/the-impact-of-gun-violence-on-children-and-teens/

Homelessness

video_icon_512.pngPhil Collins - Another day in paradise
 

video_icon_512.png Avril Lavigne - Nobody's home

 

Recommended resources
 

 book_icon_512.png Stearman, K. (2008). Talk about homelessness. Wayland.

LGBTQI

video_icon_512.png Diana Ross - I'm coming out
 

video_icon_512.png George Michael - Freedom 90
 

video_icon_512.png Green Day - Coming clean
 

video_icon_512.pngLady Gaga - Born this way

 

Recommended resources

 

Marriage equality

  video_icon_512.png Macklemore - Same love

 

Recommended resources

 

Poverty

  video_icon_512.png Elvis Presley - In the ghetto
 

video_icon_512.png Jonas Blue - Fast car

 

Recommended resources
 

ebook_icon_512.pngGifford, C. (2009). Poverty. Evans.
 

book_icon_512.pngSenker, C. (2007). Poverty. World Almanac Library. 
 

 book_icon_512.pngSteinman, K. (2017). Poverty. Mason Crest.

Racism

  video_icon_512.png H.E.R. - I can't breathe

 

Recommended resources
 

book_icon_512.pngRooney, A. (2006). Race hate. Evans.
 

book_icon_512.pngSenker, C. (2008). Talk about racism. Wayland.

War / Conflict

video_icon_512.png Barry McGuire - Eve of destruction
 

video_icon_512.pngBob Dylan - Blowin' in the wind
 

video_icon_512.pngThe Cranberries - Zombie
 

video_icon_512.png The Kingston Trio - Where have all the flowers gone?
 

video_icon_512.png U2 - Sunday bloody Sunday

 

Recommended resources
 

book_icon_512.pngBarker, G. (2009). War. Evans.

 

Women's rights

video_icon_512.pngHelen Reddy - I am woman
 

video_icon_512.pngMargaret Roadnight - Girls in our town
 

video_icon_512.pngNo Doubt - Just a girl

 

Recommended resources
 

book_icon_512.pngConnolly, S. (2005). Gender equality. Franklin Watts. 
 

video_icon_512.pngFeminism: whatever happened to women's lib? [Video]. (2018). ABC.