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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:49 pm
i really think that kmfdm's "today" fits so well. like its actually kind of scary given that it wasn't written about them at a later date and that its album "adios" came out on 4/20/1999. the lyrics are:
Isolation When you leave it's like I disappear Desolation Everytime you go it feels like Seconds slowly turn to minutes A month of Sundays coming up Time again it pulls me under Wonder if I'll ever rise above It's too much but not enough
Misery loves company For a little bit of sympathy
It's here today but it's gone tomorrow It's hear today and today will never come again
Desperation Sinking into somewhere dark and cold Deviation A place I knew I did not want to go To forget is all I know
Minutes slowly turn to hours Another moment passes by Seconds of eternity I wonder if it' time to say goodbye...
like it talks about the minutes and hours slowing down which i know it must have felt like. then it says "a month of sundays coming up" so the whole idea of all the funerals, grieving and praying for the victims. and i think that the line "misery loves company for a little bit of sympathy" could go with the whole topic of there being two shooters and how both of their personalities combined was quite a deadly mix or something. "desperation, sinking into somewhere dark and cold" could be talking about their state of mind, and the fact that it refers to "deviation" is interesting because the whole event is a kind of deviation from the norm. the whole "time to say goodbye" ending is very eerie as well. the title could obviously refer to the columine massacre and the repetition of "its gone tomorrow" and "today will never come again" really emphasises the finality of eric and dylan's actions, and how the naivety of all the students lives is forever gone.
i know that this, of course cannot be real, because the song was released on the day of the shooting, but it fits so well and will always remind me of columbine.
Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:14 pm
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Bones- Teenwitch (The entire album is based on columbine so every song on that album)
Avril Lavigne- I Miss You/Slipped Away (One of my absolute favorite tribute videos features this song with all the victims, its so touching and the song always reminds me of columbine due to that plus the lyrics are very fitting as well)
Foster The People- Pumped Up Kicks
Billy Talent-Nothing To Lose
Nine Inch Nails- A Warm Place
Simple Plan- Perfect
Marilyn Manson- The Nobodies
Eminem- I'm Back (Not really the whole song, but the one particular line about standing them all in line, add an AK-47..it was censored back in 99 due to obvious reasons
Tyler The Creator- Pigs
Nicole Dollanganger- Rampage
Nicole Dollanganger- Creek Blues
Teeza-Berlin (No lyrics in the song, however there was a fan edit/vine whatever you want to call it with the song in the background and it just fit so well with memories flashing through your head)
Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:57 pm
The song ALL I WANT by Kodaline reminds me of Eric Harris May his soul rest in peace.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Mon May 08, 2017 12:56 pm
I think Dylan would have really enjoyed Brand New's album Deja Entendu if he had been around for its release. IMO Brand New is The Ultimate Sad Boy Band. The Devil & God are Raging Inside Me also seems like an appropriate album (& title). In particular "Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do is Die" makes me think of the boys. Lyrics are as follows:
Am I correct to defend the fist that holds this pen? It's ink that lies, the pen, the page, the paper. I live, I learn. You will always take what I have earned. And so aid my end while I believe I'm winning.
Our friends speak out in our defense. Pay ten deaf ears for two months rent. We burn their gallows they erect, and cut the nooses they tie for our necks.
[Chorus:] You constantly make it impossible to make conversation. Keep us comatose but audible. And I like it the farther I get out. We pass it off but it's all on us. Only common conversation, it took everything I got. And I like it the farther I get out.
Once said, always said. I will hold the past over your head. I'll speak my mind whenever I feel slighted. I am hellbent on extracting all of my revenge. Take heart, sweetheart, or I will take it from you.
We slip concealed back to the keep. Concede to do the work for free. We prey as wolves among the sheep and slit the necks of soldiers while they sleep.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Shinigami - Sanctuary Pt.2 & Shinedown - 45 The screaming part of Sanctuary reminds me of both of them because it's something they'd say before committing the shooting. The 45 song makes me think of their suicide.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 pm
I think if Combichrist had been around back then, both boys (but especially Eric) would have adored them.
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this. With Eric's well-known love for industrial music, I feel like he would have definitely loved the Aggrotech sub-genre. Bands like Combichrist, Nachtmahr, Grendel and earlier Aesthetic Perfection seem right up his alley.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Sorry if this has been already posted, but this is what popped in my head. I'm not a big fan of industrial, but this is pretty nice.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 am
Exodus- Class Dismissed Someone was jailed for posting the lyrics on their facebook.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:35 pm
This surprised me but Euphoria by Loreen reminds me of Dylan....
"We are here, we’re all alone in our own Universe, We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first, Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity, We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity."
I'm from Sweden and this made me laugh out loud
Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:10 am
All Star. The start, middle and end of the song reminds me of them before, during and after the massacre.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:32 am
I said this in another forum post, but "Building A Mystery" by Sarah Mclachlan always makes me think og the entire Columbine massacre, from the planning that Eric and Dylan did, to the day of the tragedy, even to the day or two afterward when I believe Joan Lunden or Diane Sawyer did Good Morning America live from Columbine High. That song, every time I hear it, ALWAYS reminds me of Columbine.
On a side note, "Three Libras" by A Perfect Circle reminds me of the sorrowful and tragic life of Eric and Dylan and the inner turmoil that they faced. I hear that song and it's like the lyrics are talking about Eric and Dylan....
And then in a milder tone, the song "Stole" by Kelly Rowland, it somewhat makes me think of Eric and Dylan and the inner turmoil and inner, hidden pain they had, especially the last line where Kelly sings - "we were here, all together yesterday." Wow, that still gives me chills, because it's true about Columbine, just that Friday, in the halls, in the commons, all of them (including E&D) were alive and together and then Monday - boom! Tragedy and death, so that song always hits me in the feels as well and also reminds me of Columbine.
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Subject: Re: Songs that remind you of Columbine. Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Probably already been said but Rock Bottom by Eminem always reminds me of the hopelessness those two were probably experiencing. Here's a few lyrics:
I feel like I'm walkin' a tight rope without a circus net Poppin' Percocet, I'm a nervous wreck I deserve respect but I work a sweat for this worthless check I'm about to burst this Tec at somebody to reverse this debt here's people that love me and people that hate me But it's the evil that made me this backstabbin', deceitful and shady I want the money, the women, the fortune and fame If it means I end up burnin' in hell, scorchin' in flamesThat's rock bottom, when this life makes you mad enough to kill That's rock bottom, when you want something bad enough to steal That's rock bottom, when you feel like you've had it up to here Cause you mad enough to scream but you're sad enough to tear