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Land of the Free Lineages

“Deportee” by Woody Guthrie > “Immigration Man” by Crosby, Stills & Nash > “Immigrant” by Belly ft. M.I.A. and Meek Mill > “Land of the Free” by The Killers   Each of these songs, with the possible exception of “Land… Continue Reading →

Land of the Free – Fourth Listen

As overt as The Killers are in calling attention to the systemic social issues, they don’t necessarily offer solutions. I think part of this has to do with the fact that these societal problems are systemic. Racism and xenophobia are… Continue Reading →

“Land of the Free” Third Listen

I think it would be unfair to “Land of the Free” to call it representative of just one genre and that’s the beauty of the song. The Killers are generally known as a dance rock group, a band that released… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “Land of the Free” by The Killers

In March of 2019, just two months after The Killers released “Land of the Free”, the Department of Homeland security announced that illegal immigration was at a twelve year high, there was a 97% increase in apprehensions, and that apprehensions… Continue Reading →

Proposal for “Land of the Free” by The Killers

The Killers’ song “Land of the Free” appears to touch on a wide range of the country’s most pressing issues, which was what intrigued me the first time I heard it. However, the accompanying music video narrows its focus to… Continue Reading →

“Land of the Free” and “Words I Never Said”

My two songs, “Land of the Free” by The Killers and “Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco, caught my attention the first time I listened to them years ago, with one reason being that they step out of the… Continue Reading →

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