Deep Blue – Song Lyric Sunday – Electronic Communication

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Deep Blue – Song Lyric Sunday – Electric Communication

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This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV)

 

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. Thanks, Amy Braun, ai love music aisasami . , for the theme! 🙂

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/12/18/adapt-or-become-obsolete/

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Here’s a new (for me) song I found and I like it a lot. It’s by Arcade Fire and called, “Deep Blue”. It seems to be speaking to the prevalence of computers, cell phones and television taking on more and more of doing our (human) thinking for us. Artificial Intelligence is getting smarter every day. Will they someday replace our own thinking brains? Scary thought isn’t it!

The last part of the song (about the 3:00 point) suggests we put down our cell phones and laptops occasionally and think for ourselves! Good advice!

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  • The title of this song refers to the chess-playing super computer developed by IBM that defeated grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1996. The song treats the triumph of technology over human as a generational loss of innocence.
  • This was used in the 2014 movie Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette.

Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between the world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_versus_Garry_Kasparov

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The Suburbs is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on August 2, 2010

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Here in my place and time
And here in my own skin I can finally begin
Let the century pass me by, standing under the night sky
Tomorrow means nothing
I was only a child then
Feeling barely alive when
I heard a song from a speaker of a passing car
Praying to a dying star, the memories fading
I can almost remember singing( La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
(La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
We watched the end of the century
Compressed on a tiny screen
A dead star collapsing and we could see
Something was ending
Are you through pretending?
We saw the signs in the suburbs
You could have never predicted that it could see through you
Kasparov, Deep Blue, 1996
Your mind’s playing tricks now
Show’s over so take a bow
And leave it in the shadows (La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
(Oh, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la)
Hey
Put the cellphone down for a while
In the night there is something wild
Can you hear it breathing?
And hey
Put the laptop down for a while
In the night there is something wild
I feel it, it’s leaving me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: William Butler / Win Butler / Regine Chassagne / Jeremy Gara / Tim Kingsbury / Richard R Parry
Deep Blue lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2021 BS

6 responses »

    • Thanks, Amy! I really like those deep sounds, too. It is such an interesting song to me, because of the matter of artificial intelligence. Such a simple sounding song, but sure makes you think. 🙂
      Also, thanks so much for the suggestions for the SLS themes!

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