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Memorial Day Tribute - Videos About America

This is a Memorial Day tribute to what our soldiers have always fought and died for - America, but defining America has always been difficult endeavor. To me, America stands for the freedom of the individual and freedom from ignorance, tyranny, bureaucracy, disease, repression and a poisoned environment.  Of course, everyone has their own vision or image of America and that is what this post is all about.  I wasn't sure what I'd find, but these were most interesting and thought provoking music videos that I found on YouTube when searching for "America".

Waylon Jennings - America
I had not seen this video before, but I really it and the positive vision it projects for America.


Waylon Jennings
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Simon and Garfunkel - America (Live)
This is classic great song about the search for "America" by Simon and Garfunkel live in Central Park.


Simon And Garfunkel
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Rammstein - Amerika
This is a fascinating video by the German group Rammstein. This is another song I hadn't heard before.  It lampoons American global commercialism, power and effect on the world as viewed externally. There is also an English version here.


Rammstein
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West Side Story - America
This is a wonderful classic clip from West Side Story featuring Rita Moreno that presents an immigrant view of life in a white America. 


West Side Story
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Razorlight - America
Actually, I got the idea for this post when I was reading about Charles Bukowski and was checking out the bands were influenced by the author/poet.  That's when I found the group Razorlight and found this song about America from a UK-Swedish perspective on YouTube.


Razorlight
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Brian Eno/David Byrne - America Is Waiting
This is one of my favorite songs about the phony "America" Big Media has created.


America Is Waiting
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David Bowie - Young Americans (Live 1974)
This is a classic song about American youth by the great David Bowie.


David Bowie
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No Secrets - Kids of America
Then, there are the Kids of America to be considered.


No Secrets
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Sugarcult - Stuck In America
I really like this song by Sugarcult, again this is one that I've never heard before yesterday


Sugarcult
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James Brown - Living In America
The late great James Brown weighs in on America too.


James Brown
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Ray Charles - Oh Beautiful America
This is one of my favorite patriotic songs about America by the amazing American institution Ray Charles.


Ray Charles
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U2 - The Hands That Built America
This U2's tribute to that great American place - New York City.


U2
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Blue Man Group video featured on "Earth To America!"
Hey, you got to include the blue dudes in any current compilation about America.


Blue Man Group
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Sugarland - Everyday America (Video)
Sugarland's tribute to small town America.


Sugarland
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Eminem - White America (GNN.tv - Uncensored)
This Eminem's song about unrest and censorship in America.
 


Eminem
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Alice Cooper - Lost In America
School's out forever, and then the next thing you know, you are lost in America, at least for a little while anyway according Alice.


Alice Cooper
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The Sounds - Living in America
Here's another group I never heard of before.  Here's some people who are not living in American, but they're not sorry about it.


The Sounds
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American War Paar Da! (Look at that American War!)
This is a weird third world parody of Bush's "American War".


American War Paar Da!
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