As long as you are being ironic and sarcastic, I suppose that soft ballad is OK... but I'd not want anyone in the FSA, for example, to assume they'd get off with a hug from me.How about this alternative soundtrack... it's a little more up-to-date... and a little more aggressive... (Parental advisory.)Economic Growth & Credit Expansion(Papa Roach - "Never Enough")Credit Crisis(Disturbed - "Down with the sickness")Capitulation(Bent - "I can't believe it's over")
Asteve, I will check out your suggestions, but as a general rule, I don't like anything rude or lewd.Alice
:-) Stick to the "Bent" track then... the previous two, however, I think, have remarkably apt lyrics... and there's a temporal progression from - say 2002 to 2010 in the context of British economics... which you'll miss if you flip to the last chapter.To my ear the first two are neither rude nor lewd, but they are profane and angry. I've recently been reading Stephen Pinker's book "The stuff of thought" - with a great chapter on swearing... he argues that words that are banned on television because they breech taboos in order to show anger or outrage... and that, in a modern context, the origin is rarely relevant to the speaker.I found this rather amusing - as Pinker includes an etymology of various profanities - including "Sucker" (which I'd never previously considered) and the next thing I heard was that G W Bush had said of the US Bailout: "This sucker is going down" - which rather highlighted for me the importance of context.
Ah!!!! Kate Bush
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