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Radio 80, side A, track 2: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears

Oh, Tears For Fears, I did not know this song was about “1984”.  That’s one of my favorite books, yo!  Honestly, I think I’ve only read it once, but it’s stuck with me mos def.  And while I really liked this song before, now it’s been elevated to the stature of super awesome.  This is a pretty upbeat song, and to have this as an unofficial theme song to one of the best, most depressing, most prescient books I’ve ever read makes it so much better.  I haven’t thought about “1984” in a bit, but all the scenes from the book and the movie with John Hurt are flooding back to me now, and with this song playing as the soundtrack.  So horrible and wonderful all at the same time.

He loved Tears For Fears.

lyrics to “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

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