Monday, October 18, 2010


I have decide to choose a song to write about .The song i chose was U2 " The Saints are coming". I chose this song because of its message about the U.S government, towards its own people. This song had a political message about the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina. The song took on new meaning in 2005 after New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and thousands of people were left homeless. The song and video portrayed the feelings of disbelief and dismay at the way the U.S. government had responded to the Katrina tragedy. I find it's very strange how the U.S government is quick to run to the aide of other countries aide but not be quick to help their own people out. I am not saying that we shouldn’t help other countries but when our own countries is in need of help why is it taken us so long, even up to this day for things to be dealt with when it happened five years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Phylicia - This looks like a great topic. It would be interesting to see what you could find out about the meaning of the original, and what changes were made for the new meaning. How they chose to do it, how and where they performed the song, how they created the video and what impact if any it had would all be great questions to research.