Favorite New Model Army Songs #1 - "White Coats"
October 7, 2017 5:40pm CST
All good things, as they, must come to an end, and that saying rings true today. We have reached #1 in my Favorite New Model Army Songs series, and the top spot belongs to "White Coats." Originally the title track of a 1987 EP, "White Coats," along with the rest of that EP, was included on the CD release of the band's 1989 album, Thunder and Consolation. A diatribe against the science community's ("White Coats" being the white coats that scientists wear in the lab) continuous research and improvement of weapons of mass destruction (remember, this was the 1980's. Nuclear war was inevitable back then. At least, that was the mindset,) over things that could actually extend and enhance life. The song also contains one of my favorite lyrics: "Hey hey, I listen to you pray, as if some help will come." And, the way I've always interpreted it, the "She" in "She will dance on our graves, when we are dead and gone" would be the Earth itself, celebrating the human race annihilating itself. Of course, I could be wrong. I've linked to the official video, which shows us the beauty of nature, rather than doomsday-sized destruction. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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