Paolo Nutini ::: Iron Sky


Today's Weekly Pick is brought to you by Scottish artist Paolo Nutini, a formidable voice and talent. His 2014 song "Iron Sky" from the album "Caustic Love" is deeply profound look into the modern world we currently live in. It's almost as if Nutini was looking into the future when writing this song... almost 4 years later it's truth and honesty rings as clear as a bell.

With the soulful swagger of a modern Curtis Mayfield or Percy Sledge, Nutini begs the listener to realize we are living in a world where the people can truly have a chance to lead, to bring love and peaceful change to every inch of this beautiful planet. WE have the power... only if WE decide to take a stand up. "Iron Sky" couldn't be anymore relevant in our current era of politics, hate and destruction. When is it enough, when have WE had enough? 

The bridge includes an excerpt from the powerful speach in the 1940 Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator. Extremely powerful and poignant, a shining example of what humanity can truly accomplish if we lead with love, kindness and understanding for one another.

To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed
The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die
And the power they took from the people will return to the people
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
To make this life a wonderful adventure
Let us use that power!
Let us all unite!
— Charlie Chaplin / The Great Dictator