Nicki Minaj went raw and vulnerable for her new song “All Things Go,” touching on personal moments from a death in her family to an abortion procedure she underwent as a teenager. Posted by life dynamics on February 10, 2015 A moving song about abortion was written by a Black rapper who sings Happy Birthday on the day the child would have been born. "I don't want a baby and my answer won' t be maybe..." http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/guttermouth/conespecial.html. He has a poster depicting what looks like a foetation with the word … ", Mistiaen, Veronique. I haven’t seen how my presence or lack of presence has really had an affect on their lives. Before that moment, Abby believed that an unborn baby could not feel the pain. Sheeran wrote his 2011 song “Small Bump” about his friend who had a miscarriage. Instead, the culture needs a model of true, self-sacrificing masculinity, Lecrae stresses. ", Frere-Jones, Sasha. ", Goldberg, Michelle. • "Abortion" by Cars Can Be Blue (2005) An irreverent duet in which a couple discuss their plans to get an abortion and then mutually declare "killing this baby was the best choice we ever made!" I looked high and low for songs about abortion, grief, or hope. I think it’s helpful for other people and helpful for me to get it off my chest.”. She by Reid Jamieson from 'Me Daza' written for Ireland's referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. So I dropped her off at that clinic .. “ The camera focuses on a middle-aged Caucasian man wearing sunglasses. It chooses only the woman's side in that regardless of which choice is made, she will pay. I (of course) googled the phrase “songs about abortion that don’t say the word abortion” and (of course) found a Wikipedia list of “songs about abortion,” and Slide was on it. But after she assisted on an abortion involving a 13-week-old fetus, her entire world changed. I’m thinking me, myself, and I Post-abortive parents may seek comfort in this music and be able to relate to the lyrics. But I was too selfish with my time Girls (2011), "I'll Be Good To You, Baby (A Message to the Silent Victim)" by, "Malenkoye chudo" (Маленькое чудо, "Small Miracle") by, "Nemoy krik" (Немой крик, "Silent Scream") by, "No lo perdona Dios" ("That's Not Forgiven by God") by. It was released in November 1997 as a single from their album Whatever and Ever Amen and later on Ben Folds Live. ", Famuyide, Kazeem. The girl was so fine Even underneath the fast music, the end of the verse (“So I dropped her off at that clinic/ I’m touching on that all that stuff now. "Con Especial" by Guttermouth. Being a father is still so new to me. But I’m definitely, being really transparent about some other stuff. (September/October 2007). Jeff Koloze Clark State Community College Reproduced with Permission. Over the years, Abby was involved with thousands of abortions. (November 26, 2007). LI(F)E song descriptions & Zane Lowe interview! "Blue Eyes Like Janey's" by David Huff (2003), "Convenient Homicide" by Seventh Seal (2004), "Dear Abbie (One Night of Passion)" by Little Sister (1990), "First Do No Harm" by Michael J. Tinker (2012), "God Are You There" by Eternity Focus (2008), "God Has Lodged a Tenant in My Uterus" by Tammy Faye Starlite (2000), "I Can't Afford It (I'm Gonna Have to Abort It)" by, "If These Walls Could Talk" by U.S. “’Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months, then torn from life,” he sings. ", http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/guttermouth/conespecial.html, Ireland's referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, 16,000 fetuses found at the home of a former medical lab owner, Q&A: Qwel Talks Career, Religion, and Igloos, Abortion and Rap Music: A Literary Study of the Lyrics of Representative Rap Songs, I Build Something Up, I Tear It Right Down, Trigo limpio vuelve al candelero gracias al aborto, Nicki Minaj talks about her abortion during teenage years, Ani DiFranco kicks open yet another political door. Learn More, For corrections, or questions, please contact the editor at [email protected]. (November 29, 2003). Suppressed that truth I felt inside Hey all. That day, a part of us died. I haven’t seen how my actions have affected them. Flipsyde is a rap group which started in 2003 out of Oakland, California and features Piper (MC), Steve Knight (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) & Dave Lopez (Lead Guitar). This past Tuesday (September 9), Christian rapper Lecrae released his new album, Anomaly, which addresses abortion in the song “Good, Bad, Ugly.”. We’ve been thinking about accidental insemination a lot lately because of this whole Sarah Palin/Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston situation. The young man gave me a cassette of a then current controversial rapper. (September 18, 1986). (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The BayOtis Redding. So, Cursive's Tim Kasher...What's This Song About? ", Dreilinger, Danielle. Time and time after time, our bodies were close Flipsyde is a rap group which started in 2003 out of Oakland, California and features Piper (MC), Steve Knight (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) & Dave Lopez (Lead Guitar). I know that “Bodies” by the Sex Pistols is about abortion, because they say it’s about abortion in the song. (Rescue Me)." ", Johnson, Richard. The Mission: Impossible theme is in 5/4 time. Songfacts category - Songs about miscarriages. Should I sacrifice this life to keep my vanity and live nice? ", Music journalist Raquel Cepeda's comments in the liner notes of, Williams, Vincent. ", Hermanutz, Mary Ann. This is a playlist I made of some of my favorites that have been helpful. 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I'm pretty sure it came out in '98 or '99. For the artist, his music is part of his personal story he chooses to share. Learn More, Live Action News is pro-life news and commentary from a pro-life perspective. Songs are always up to interpretation, but here are a few that address the challenges of pregnancy, whether planned or … I was first introduced to rap music by a student at Cleveland State University many years ago. "Abortion" by Primate(Marcelo Aliaga) from Chile (1994) The song is focus in the angry vision of baby. Sad songs trigger emotion in many of us, but songs such as these reveal the pain brought about by abortion in addition to touching our hearts. Songs About Unplanned Pregnancy A great deal of emotion tends to accompany an unplanned pregnancy, and musicians perhaps tackle this subject the best. She soon realized that was not true. In a panic, the rapper pushed for an abortion, “We can’t bring her in this world, shoulda knew/To use protection.” He didn’t dance around the issue, but was brutally honest: “I made you terminate my baby.” ‘Baby,” the proper term for an unborn child, but one major … You can hear the song in the video below: “Sex on my brain, and death in my veins ", Scapelliti, Christopher. A 40-year-old mother of 11 children in Missouri has shared photos of her miscarried... Pictures speaks a thousand words, and images have the power to propel movements. The verses of the song dealing with abortion details life over a decade ago when he was waged in a war … Otis Redding often ad-libbed vocals at the end of songs, but for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" he just whistled instead - it became the most famous whistling in song history. “Rapid City, South Dakota” by Kinky Friedman A song which Friedman has described as, “The only pro-choice country song.” “Samantha (What You Gonna Do? 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The verses were written by Ben Folds about his high school girlfriend getting an abortion, and the chorus was written by the band's drummer, Darren Jessee. ", Blumenthal, Ralph. 18. Perhaps some of his fans will hear these lyrics and embrace the truth about abortion and its chain of death, even for the living. (August 11, 1982). ", Schulps, Dave and Antrobus, David. (September 9, 1998). They help us recognize abortion not only takes a life, but it damages others for years to come. I think that story is still being written. I was just havin’ fun with this, I’m too young for this The... “Clump of cells.” “Tissue.” “Just a fetus.” These are common ways people who are... Live Action News publishes pro-life news and commentary from a pro-life perspective. by Wendy Stokes November 8, 2018. by Wendy Stokes November 8, 2018. Use of abortion as braggadocio. Flipsyde is a rap group which started in 2003 out of Oakland, California and features Piper (MC), Steve Knight (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) & Dave Lopez (Lead Guitar). That day, a part of us died”) strikes a chord that remain with the listener. )” by Cellarful of Noise A song about a pregnant schoolgirl struggling over whether or not to keep her appointment for an abortion. 20 Songs That Say 'Me Too' : All Songs Considered Women have posted the phrase on social media to raise awareness of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. With courage and truth, Lecrae adds to the artistry that shows a modern culture the reality behind the abortion clinic walls. "Nuclear Assault. Soul was hatin’ it, man Behind the hip hop beats and master rapping comes a tale of the artist’s life, including an abortion experience he’s been open about in past interviews. (November 27, 1994). Explanation: "Slide" joins Ben Folds Five's "Brick" as one of the handful of hit songs of the '90s that were actually about abortion. “Stopping abortion is the most important human rights cause on earth.” – Chris Smith. Lecrae tells Hip-Hop Wired: “There are some stories that I’m telling and there are some stories that haven’t delved into just yet. Well, I love those hymns and worship songs (not to mention the contemporary music, which most people also are pretty unaware of), but my true love is Christian rap … This past Tuesday (September 9), Christian rapper Lecrae released his new album, Anomaly, which addresses abortion in the song “Good, Bad, Ugly.” Behind the hip hop beats and master rapping comes a tale of the artist’s life, including an abortion experience he’s been open about in past interviews. The gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds of hip-hop artists follow all quotations from analyzed songs. (n.d.) ", Gerstenzang, Peter. Abortion … There was a rock song about a young girl pregnant and thinking about having an abortion. A baby died–and so did a part of them. Most people think Christian rap and hip hop must be a joke -- isn't all Christian music slow hymns or weird worship music? "Brick" is a song by American alternative rock group Ben Folds Five. About “Abortion” 1 contributor Another song about the Young Money Crew that Weezy rolls with. If you have suggestions and songs that helped you, please post in … My kids are really young, [and] I’m still getting my footing together. Me being abused as a kid, abortion, a lot of those issues that have affected me and I can see the effect of it now. You could also play "we are the champions" for the after abortion theme song. And she love and trust me so much that whatever I say, she’d probably oblige ", Zosky Proulx, Brenda. 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