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Roger Waters Leads a Musical Resistance

When was the last time that popular music made you think?

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Fear keeps us all in line
Fear of all those foreigners
Fear of all their crimes

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  • If you did not vote for Trump, what are you doing to resist what he stands for?
  • Regardless of how you voted, are you willing to engage in a dialogue with the other side?
  • Are you willing to examine the reasons why Waters supports the BDS movement?
  • Are Waters’s critics correct in labeling his beliefs as anti-Semitic? Why or why not? And how do those criticisms affect your support of his music?
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Hey you, out there on the road
Always doing what you’re told
Can you help me?

That visceral cry for human warmth pervades Is This the Life We Really Want?. In “Bird in a Gale,” he evokes “Hey You,” plaintively asking, “Is there room in the story for me?” He dwells upon the beauty of a woman in the gentle “Wait for Her,” a prelude to “Part of Me Died,” in which a woman’s love makes the narrator shake off his numbness to the world’s evil.

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