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Stressors/Pressures of Everyday Life

As I’m coming to two years of the worst times of my life, both personally and professionally, I’ve noticed there are a lot of rock songs out there that deal with the Stressors/Pressures of everyday life. I thought it would be a great topic to explore. Songs with pressure in the title are obvious, but I’m hoping this will bring out other, more subtle songs that address these issues. I will start with one of my all time favorites in this area-

”We gotta get out of this place” by The Animals

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Stress the World (Del the Funky Homosapien)

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Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing (Stevie Wonder)

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I want to vanish  Elvis Costello

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Stressed Out (21 Pilots)

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Wish you were here Pink Floyd

 

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This is a different song than the one you've been hearing. It's about someone who's been through a rough time, but fighting back. 

 

Rise Up  -  Cliff Richard

 

Yeah, yeah
All my life I've been a dreamer
Some might say a lucky one, oh
For every dream come true, many come undone
But I know, yes, I know

Yesterday the clouds were darkest, yeah
I could not see the end of it, oh no
But something inside of me never learnt to quit
And I know, yes, I know

(Rise up) They're never gonna break me down
(Rise up) They're never gonna take me down
(Rise up) You know I'm gonna rise up feeling stronger
(Rise up) Even when the night is long
(Rise up) The light of love was burning strong
(Rise up) You know I'm gonna rise up even stronger

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Peace, love and understanding  Elvis Costello

 

”As I walk through

This wicked world

Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity

I ask myself

Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred and misery?”

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Living For The City-Stevie Wonder

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Pleasant Valley Sunday: Monkees (the unhealthy stress of keeping up with the Jones’s).

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Eleanor Rigby  Fab 4️⃣ (it must be posted

somewhere but I sure can’t find it)

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Miss Gradenko (the Police):  

"We were at a policy meeting

They were inventing new ways of cheating

I don't want to rock your boat

But you sent me this dangerous note"

 

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Me and a Gun (Tori Amos)

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Hard times  James Taylor

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Without You: Nilsson; many others.

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Driven to Tears (Police)

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Against The Wind: Bob Seger

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Never Enough (Monkees)

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When Will I Be Loved: Everly Bros., Kinda Ronstadt.

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"Too Much Information" (Police)

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Cryin’ Time: Ray Charles

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One less bell to answer  Fifth Dimension

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Indiana Wants Me: R. Dean Taylor (Being a wanted killer, pursued and cornered by the police must produce a degree of pressure and stress, perhaps not of the everyday life variety, but genuine nonetheless).

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How to save a life  The Fray

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"Ain't No Sunshine"  by Bill Withers (RIP)

 

"Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CICIOJqEb5c

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Walk On  -  U2

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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The show must go on  Queen

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"Alone Again (Naturally)"

       by Gilbert O'Sullivan

 

"Looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start with a heart so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ELnhjGw4Zs

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Baby, the rain must fall  Glenn Yarbrough

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Takin' Care of Business

 BTO

 

You get up every morning from your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above and people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time, you can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed, look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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