Thus sung Zarathustra

April 14, 2011 § 3 Comments

We know what Zarathustra has said, but what did he sing?  So hear the ten following songs which allude to Friedrich Nietzsche:

  1. “So God is dead, like Nietzsche said/Only 16 years of age he said” 1985, Manic Street Preachers
  2. “He did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich/They threw him in a hole one time for tryin’ to stop a strike”, Joey, Bob Dylan
  3. “I want a god that stays dead, not plays dead/ I, even I, can play dead” Nietzsche, The Dandy Warhols
  4. “Oh mother of pearl/Lustrous lady of a sacred world/Thus even Zarathustra/Another-time-loser/ Could believe in you” Mother of Pearl, Roxy Music
  5. “The insects point toward with numbers on their collars/ I ‘m dancing with a sandwich that cost 11 dollars/ That’s Nietzsche’s way of telling you/ That’s Nietzsche’s way of setting you down” Nietzsche’s Way, Robyn Hitchcock
  6. “Written in pain, written in awe/ By a puzzled man who questioned what we were here for” Oh You Pretty Things, David Bowie
  7. “In 2001 a Life Code/ It pays to talk to no one/ Proliferating across the earth/ Also Sprach Zarathustra/ Faction Europa/ Free Range!” Free Range, The Fall
  8. “I wasn’t honest, I tried to philosophise/ Only too late did I see that I wore Nietzche’s eyes” Nietzsche’s eyes, Paula Cole
  9. “Your god is dead an no one cares/ If there is a hell I ‘ll see you there” Heresy, Nine Ich Nails
  10. “There’s nothin’ Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya ’bout the raising of the wrist/ Socrates himself was permanently pissed” Bruce Philosophers Song, Monty Python

Taken from the UNCUT Book of Revelations 2

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