Listless: Songs that make history bad-ass
Heave Media - almost 6 years
Reading about American and military history is hobby of mine, probably the lamest hobby for a 20-something woman to have. There’s something about it that’s fascinating to me though. The drama, the blood, the hardship, the victories. It’s a life so close to us but completely unfathomable for our iPhone worshiping, internet shackled, comfy and relatively simple lives. But there are others that enjoy history as much as I do and saw fit to put it into their music, making it far more interesting than any history professor ever could. So I give you…
Songs that make history bad-ass
– Astronautalis – “Thomas Jefferson”
In fairness, all of Astronautalis’ songs about American history are bad ass, but “Thomas Jefferson” from This is Our Science is fantastic. It’s a lovely song about a hardened soldier turning a new leaf and becoming a farmer, leaving his life of blood and gunpowder behind him. The beat, the lyrics, Astro’s growly voice pushing you forward with talk of guns and wheat – ever...
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