A few days ago i posted a song on fb called Society from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the movie Into the Wild. Eddie Vedder performs the songs (yes, the guy from Pearl Jam), and i personally think that the vocals on this album are some of the best he’s ever done.

On the album is this song Society, as i mentioned above. But before i get into the song itself, let me say this: I have never been much of a fan of Christmas music (except for Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart, i may be biased here, but…). I don’t sing Frosty the Snowman or any of that kind of music. I am however partial to the old Christmas hymns that should be sung all year round, as our reminder of the Christ event throughout the year.

It may only be my take on where people in general are at now-a-days (and be sure i am not including everyone in this generalization) but in this Christmas season, i find it odd that the one song i can’t get out of my head is the song Society. Does this song describe “us” more than we think or know? Maybe not around the world, but in North America? Is this “our” attitude in general? Perhaps the most telling question: Do “we” need to repent for this attitude?

Song Lyrics:

hmmm ooh hooo hooo

It’s a mistery to me
we have a greed
with which we have agreed

You think you have to want
more than you need
until you have it all you won’t be free

society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me

When you want more than you have
you think you need
and when you think more than you want
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place
‘cos when you have more than you think
you need more space

society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me
society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

there’s those thinking more or less less is more
but if less is more how you’re keeping score?
Means for every point you make
your level drops
kinda like its starting from the top
you can’t do that…

society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me
society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

society, have mercy on me
I hope you’re not angry if I disagree
society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

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