See more ideas about quotes, words, me quotes. Bush and Rice: ignored terrorism warnings from the CIA before 9/11, And related to this, particularly in relation to the current president, here’s 18th-century American philosopher, Thomas Paine, from The American Crisis published in the revolution period between 1776 and 1783, but in many ways bang up to date about his own soil: “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavouring to convert an atheist by scripture.”, He adds: “There is something in obstinacy which differs from every other passion; whenever it fails it never recovers, but either breaks like iron or crumbles sulkily away like a fractured arch. These stubborn sayings, images, and pictures will help you get a clear perspective for the term and decide its pros and cons. “All my problems bow before my stubbornness.” Says Amit Kalantri, from the Wealth of Words. Throughout his ever-extending term, he refuses to conform to the prison system. Consider then how much might be achieved if people worked together rather than fighting for one team against another. I'm sure it has hindered me at times as well, but not too many times. 2. tags: humor, retort, sarcasm, stubborn, superpower. New to comment? The Show Must Go On - 2011 Mix Queen • Innuendo (Deluxe Remastered Version) 4:37 0:30. “Facts are stubborn things,” said one of Bush’s Republican predecessors, Ronald Reagan, but like their present day party, they continue to be stubbornly ignored, or corruptly misrepresented. In song then, stubbornness is what often causes the tension in relationships, the unspoken communication, causing the need to articulate what can’t be said in song instead. Question: Q: Some songs being stubborn with iTunes Match. Nov 24, 2019 - Explore Amanda's board "Stubborn quotes" on Pinterest. All successful pioneers, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders possess it up to a point, but how far should it be allowed to go? I think it has helped me over my career. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. As William Cobbett put it: “Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate, in adhering to an opinion once adopted.” So in that respect Lincoln refused to listen to the warnings of Charles Colchester, a British, albeit shady character, who claimed as a clairvoyant, after an edgy friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln, that the president’s life was in danger just weeks before his assassination. Word of the week: It’s an adjective to describe the act of flattery, often false and deceitful, toadying, fawning and that done by a sycophant, but where does it come from and how might it show up in song? Before the 2007 economic crash, Brooksley Born was an activist lawyer who tried to warn Alan Greenspan that derivatives should be regulated, yet he completely dismissed her and made sure she couldn't take action on her own. This alternative metal song by Shinedown is about self-empowerment. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”. There are of course many famous scenes, from the fight with giant George Kennedy, when Luke refuses to lie down, to his various escapes despite punishment, there was also a parallel behind the scenes.Like the stubborn character he portrayed, Paul Newman himself insisted on playing banjo in the film, despite having no ability, and against the wishes of the director Stuart Rosenberg. Lincoln of course ignored him. Captain Beefheart. Perhaps …. Deadline is this coming Monday 11pm UK time, for playlists published on Wednesday. “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”. Word of the week: From the genus Capra, or mountain goat, a species that survived the ice age, these specialist climbers have huge horns and spreading feet for death defying climbs and ascents, but how might they have inspired songwriters? My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”, And from Charles Dickens and Great Expectations:“They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.” And “whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy, perhaps.”, Here also is HG Wells, with an even more vivid image: “Very well," said the Voice, in a tone of relief. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me.”, And by enormous and albeit absurd contrast, because that’s exactly what’s possible here at the Bar, standing right next to him here’s Britney Spears, who makes her own stubborn comparison: “If I was to pick a cartoon character I am most like, I would say Daisy Duck because she is very stubborn, she has a very feminine sense, and she knows what she likes.”, Meanwhile here’s Kate Bush on how obstinacy marked her early life in wanting to stick to music: “My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. “Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail,” says John Dryden. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. “I try not to give too much advice, really, because people have to do their things their way. Perfect for: when things are complicated. Word of the week: About whom could this apply right now? Being stubborn often isn't a good thing. New album: The follow-up to debut album Street Worms, the Swedish post-punk mischief makers fronted by Sebastian Murphy return with their brand of satirically twisted dark humour and stop-start energy, New album: Introducing Song Bar’s first new album review of 2021, appropriately with an excellent debut LP, Aaron Frazer has a high, falsetto voice reminiscent of Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield with notes of 60s and 70s soul and funk, Song of the Day: Wonderfully dark and foreboding but also dancey and catchy, this environmentally conscious and woozily strange and otherworldly new single from the south London indie band comes from their forthcoming second album, On All Fours, Song of the Day: Whistles, tongue clicks and super slick vocal delivery make up this clever number by the 25-year-old singer and rapper from Philadelphia who has her own uniquely eccentric and humorous style, Song of the Day: Like its subject, the music and delivery of this perfectly formed song is beautifully simple and delicate by the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Pasadena, California, from her album, Hues, released in December, Song of the Day: This macabre but grimly amusing and detailed love story of entwinement of the undead comes with ominous melodies, disturbing narrative and a beguiling beat, and is the first single by the brilliant Falkirk duo Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton in 15 years, Song of the Day: The title track of a EP released in October recalls the era of Northern Soul, with a wonderful vocal by Los Angeles-based gospel singer Jacob Lusk who makes up the band alongside producers Ari Balouzian and Ryan Hope, Song of the Day: This remarkable number from Bob’s 2020 album Rough And Rowdy Ways plays with the idea of the many ways to perceive and be perceived, parodying his various personas with the Frankenstein metaphor, Song of the Day: During these dark days, a wonderfully new bright and uplifting layered jazz-Afrobeat sound of trumpet, sax and keyboards from the multi-instrumentalist Made, grandson of Fela and son of Femi, Song of the Day: The latest number by the British-Asian rapper and singer from the London creative collective, NiNE8, is a love song with rich layers of jazz, soul, R&B and Bollywood, with horn and keyboard parts and a strong, smooth assertive voice, Word of the Week: It’s a bewildering world, and this wonderful sounding evocative verb, attributed originally to translated François Rabelais from 1469, indeed means to confuse, and its four syllables trundle musically with a form of crash-bang rhythm, Word of the week: One of the longest in English, it’s the action or habit of estimating something as worthless or unimportant, but is it worth exploring this through the prism of song lyrics? It seems as if an obstinate disease has inflicted itself upon much of our culture in the last three years. And in terms of film characters themselves, perhaps one of the most entertainingly stubborn is that of Cool Hand Luke, played by Paul Newman. Being There Lyrics: I’ll be there for you. But when it comes to withstanding the enemy's ceaseless curveballs; not only is stubbornness a necessity but it's also encouraged and sanctified by the Word of God. You can't live life being second best The critics talk of stubbornness But you're just passionate, you're just passionate. Morris West. And in the bigger picture, after his achievements with penicillin that led to saving millions of lives, and receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Alexander Fleming gave a lecture in which he warned that microbes can become "resistant" to antibiotics if they were exposed to "non-lethal quantities of the drug.” This is an ongoing prediction that is as much ignored as heeded, and will no doubt prove to be continuously true. Pain Always Darkness. It’s a quality that is both blessing and curse, having mule-like strength yet also carrying a burden. Some ignored advice can cost not one, but thousands of lives. At the end of his presidency George Washington warned against the dangers of partisan politics and political parties. “It was always remarkable to me how ignorant the labels were of the listening habits of their own customers, and how obstinate they were in denying those habits and then trying to essentially alter those habits instead of retooling their business to adapt to them.”. Football manager Brian Clough for example, or Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, for example. LOST IN THE ECHO Linkin Park • LIVING THINGS. We began with an image of one of the most obstinate of any musical artists, Captain Beefheart, who had such a singular vision for what he wanted he would variously lock up, abuse or half starve his musicians until the job was done. These songs are… It inspires you to stand up for yourself, to fight for your self-respect, and not let anyone push you around. Also please follow us social media: Song Bar Twitter, Song Bar Facebook. 3. 20. Anti-bullying Songs By Famous Artists So, as you can see, being stubborn does pay off! Released in January 2012, this song topped the charts on the Billboard Mainstream Rock. Care to choose a playlist from songs nominated and write something about it? Thus, we will talk about some of the challenges stubborn people face as well. First in, and straight to the piano, is a dishevelled composer by the name of Ludwig van Beethoven, a difficult but brilliant man, who desire many difficulties, was stubborn enough to see through his vision: “O, you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You said I'm stubborn and I never give in I think you're stubborn 'cept you're always softening You say I'm selfish, I agree with you on that I think you're giving out way too much in fact I say we've only known each other a year Falconer. Psalm 81:11-12 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. Because so many relationships are unequal, predatory, and abusive, and songs about relationships are so common in popular music, narcissism comes up in them often. Nothing new there. Learn why you should not be stubborn! First up, here’s Jane Austen, from Pride and Prejudice: “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. Favorite Answer. “You don’t stay undefeated without being a little stubborn.” ~Andre Ward So if I'm wrong again, I apologize You can take your guest, I'll take out my eyes It's a common thing to be out of line But it's getting old by the fifteenth time. “The oak that will not bend; breaks,” says Jason Versey. Abraham Lincoln’s dogged persistence in mobilising the move to abolish slavery was one of his greatest achievements, but that same quality could well have cost him his life. By The Landlord. A dangerous, difficult but brilliant man. Readers recommend: songs about shyness – results RR returns after a fortnight break with Pairubu picking the playlist – this week it's one for the shrinking violets It's Smokie! Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web! And I’m delighted to welcome this week’s guest guru, who certainly has an often admirably stubborn side himself, the marvellous Maki! I recently revived my iTunes Match subscription with the intent of standardizing file size, bitrate, etc of my music libary, which is about 4.5K songs. I've been inspired by the lines "keep your head up, keep your love [of music]". Famous Quotes About Being Stubborn “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.”- Brilliantly stubborn football manager Brian Clough, but better when he didn’t ignore the advice of assistant Peter Taylor (left), But individuals who are stubborn, while being self-defeating, can also be high achievers, simply because they don’t give a damn what other people think. It's a word for extreme, foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with arrogance that tends to lead to a fall, and a dangerous thing in the head of someone with power who refuses to acknowledge it. 3:25 0:30. Hiroo Onoda was the Japanese Second World War soldier who refused to surrender for 29 Years until 1974, when his former commander had to be flown in to announce the reversal of his 1945 orders. Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web. “There's none so blind as those who will not listen.”. Stubborn Love song meanings Add your thoughts 39 Comments. Madonna’s most famous song about fraught father-daughter relations is “Papa Don’t Preach”—but her more harrowing song about that general topic is “Oh Father.” The 1989 track is a subtle, muted ballad, and it dwells with bitterness on memories of her childhood: “You can’t hurt me now / I got away from you,” she sings, addressing her father as the title more than implies. A fewer final extras are finally in how adding their own tuppence. Marlon Brando on the set of Apocalypse Now. Staff on the HMS Titanic ignored iceberg warnings before the 1912 disaster. This was his warning about the political party system, which of course everyone ignored: "It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. Then feel free to contact The Song Bar here, or try the usual email address. – Friedrich Nietzsche. And right now, in the bigger picture we seem to be in particularly stubborn times, more politically divided, dogmatic and partisan that ever before. When you meet someone you really connect with, it’s hard not to be giddy. But that damn "stubborn love" doesn't give you the option to be rational and self preserving, the best you can do sometimes is "keep … Songs about stubborn love? We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank [Deluxe Edition], The Complete Max Cavalera Collection 1987-1996, Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Expanded Deluxe Edition]. I know that if I set my mind to do something, even if people are saying I can't do it, I will achieve it.”, And then in business, how about Steve Jobs, the Apple pioneer, a notoriously difficult and stubborn man lacking social skills, who doggedly changed the world with his vision and insistence that computers would be in every home, but refused treatment for his cancer. Who doesn’t love being in love? Not a bad idea, Mariella. So the majority can often be those that are weak, and ignore the stubbornly strong individual. You just need to login to Disqus once. I'll do it my way: songs about being stubborn and ignoring advice, ← Playlists: songs about being stubborn and ignoring advice, Playlists: songs featuring alarm and alert sounds →, Lice – Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear – album review, Barry Gibb: Greenfields – The Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol 1 – album review, Aaron Frazer: Introducing … – album review, Song of the Day: Tierra Whack – Peppers and Onions, Song of the Day: Fana Hues – Desert Flower, Song of the Day – Arab Strap: The Turning of Our Bones, Gabriels: Love and Hate in a Different Time, Word of the week: floccinaucinihilipilification. Fancy a turn behind the pumps at The Song Bar? He even had a meeting with Condoleezza Rice about it, but she and the president ignored him. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”. On a more entertaining level, actor Marlon Brando, who often refused to learn lines, and for example in Apocalypse Now, improvised most his speeches. ““The penalty for a long life is increasing resistance to change, says Peter F. Hamilton from Manhattan in Reverse. The multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon says: “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. Or an admirably brave persistence, pertinacity, tenacity and indomitability that turns out to be right. It’s not explicitly stated to be a romantic song for a girl, so it can be a song you can sing to a close friend or a relative when you want them to know that you’re there fro them. And finally Lionel Shriver, who summarises the double-edged nature of obstinacy in her own work: “Authors are free to ignore their editors' advice. The Show Must Go On - 2011 Mix Queen • Innuendo (Deluxe Remastered Version) 4:37 0:30. Being stubborn is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but the ups come with this amazing feeling of wonder and slight breathlessness and the downs are unforgettable. Album review: Surviving Gibb brother Barry is joined by a host of country stars from including Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Keith Urban in a celebration of great songwriting, but is this sublime or a safe, saccharine 70s indulgence? Not exactly a shrinking wallflower in the obstinacy stakes, “Let it be virtuous to be obstinate.” – William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, “There's none so blind as those who will not listen.” – Neil Gaiman, American Gods, “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, “It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.” – Albert Einstein, “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.” – Mark Twain, “Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.” – Agatha Christie, “I’m from the lineage of the Panzas, and they’re all stubborn, and if they say odds once, odds it’ll be, even if it’s evens, no matter what anybody says.” – Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote. Will stubborn in pursuit of the critical traits of a pigheadedness for which I 'll pay the price..... Does pay off know how you persist in being so stubborn- '' `` 's... 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