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#IndyRef Songs – Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 10 – Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol 2, ep 6. by Ivor Cutler What’s the song about? I have no idea. its a kinda pastiche of all your worst […]

#IndyRef song 9 – Heatwave by The Blue Nile

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 9 – Heatwave by the Blue Nile What’s the song about? It about a heatwave. and how that equalises everything. its kinda unclear whether the heatwave is desirable, why is it […]

#IndyRef Songs 8 – Simple Song by The Shins

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 8 – Simple Song by The Shins (Picture) What’s the song about? Its a love song, about the confidence which love brings to people. The chorus seems to speak of someone […]

#IndyRef songs 7 – Run to the hills by Iron Maiden

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 7 – Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden What’s the song about? Well it seems to be an account of how the people who discovered america, dealt with the people […]

#indyref songs 6 – the nerve by Mutemath

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 6 – The Nerve by MuteMath What’s the song about? Can you believe this world’s got the nerve To insist they won’t trade for a better one? The song is a […]

#IndyRef Songs 5 – Do you want to build a snowman? from Frozen.

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 5 – Do You want to Build a Snowman by Anna What’s the song about? Well its about a girl growing up locked out of the world of her sister. Her […]

#Indyref song 4 – Whatever You Want – Status Quo

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 4 – Whatever You Want by Status Quo What’s the song about? about giving someone you like whatever they want, whatever they like. The more I listen to it the more […]

#Indyref songs 3 – 15 step by Radiohead

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 3 – 15 Step by Radiohead. What’s the song about? It’s about someone wondering why he gets so far and then everything gets cut and how the writer feels about this. […]

#indyref Song 2 – If a song could be President by Over the Rhine

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 2 – If a Song could be President by Over the Rhine What’s the song about? It’s about what life could be like if instead of voting for a politician with […]

#indyref songs 1 – Should I stay or Should I go

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 1 – Should I stay or should I go, by The Clash. What’s the song about? Someone facing a decision, should they stay or should they set off on their own. […]