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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Earth Day 2011

View the above video and explain how the video and the song lyrics apply to Earth Week.

22 comments:

Daniel said...

Earth week and the song relate to eachother because in the song it was saying how "I used to rule the world" and Earth week is about the whole world coming together. It also said in the song, "Sweep the streets I used to own." Which is obviously stating he would keep the world a clean place. Just like the meaning of Earth Week; to take good care of the Earth we live on.

tatertoter said...

By: Taylor Wilson
2011.04.20th

The song (viva la viva) and the earth day video relate to each other because, the song says how he or she ruled the world. I think in the video describes how the animals loose there homes because of construction. And civilation taking over there homes. And when it says sweep the streets I used to own. Means the animals that lost their homes wander to find a new home but walking by there own home that was taken away. And because Humans are stronger and much more dominant .We are taking the homes of animals without stopping to think of the problems that might cause for all the animals .

MICHAEL B said...

I think this video has a lot to do with earth day. It shows natural amazing things and animals like mountains, turtles, penguins, whales, butterflies, avalanches and exotic birds. It also doesn't show many humans, the only time it does they are dancing or moving through the forest. The music, I think was harder to link to earth day, although not the actual meaning of the song (it was written "for" Napoleon), it can kind of in some way, be from the eyes of god, saying he used to own the world, then people came along, modernized the earth and polluted it until nature was fleeing.

Julia said...

This song can relate to earth day in many ways, for example when it says "the seas would rise when I gave the word " meaning when God created the world everything was good and clean and the world had powers that now other planet could give.

GMC said...

I think these videos relate to earth day because they show what we are doing to nature and how we will distroy the inviroment. we humans, even though there are so many of us, we will be extinced if this keeps on going.

superjepic said...

The music relates to earth day because it makes you think about grassy fields, high mountins, deep oceans and pretty much the whole planet earth wich we are living on. The video reminds us that we have to take care of the dolphins, sea turtles, killer whales, blue whales, dolphins, sea birds, sea guls, brown bears, monarc butterflys,and every living creature.

Anonymous said...

The lyrics reemind me of earth day because it is saying how animals used to rule the world but now they don't even have a home. When it said 'long live the king now the old king is dead' it means long live the humans the animals are dieing, bad thing. When it says and when it says 'my castle still stands upon pillars of salt and pillers of sand' it means the earth is still here but it is full of pollution. It also says 'who would ever want to be king?' and that means who would ever want to be king of a trash dump, not me!

Anonymous said...

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Julia said...

This song can relate to earth day in many ways, for example when it says "the seas would rise when I gave the word " meaning when God created the world everything was good and clean and the world had powers that now other planet could give. And when the song says "Sweep the streets I used to own." It means to clean up our planet not just on earth week but forever because our world is such a important place. When the song says "I used to rule the world" you know it means that all animals and free nature used to rule but now that humans have made the suberbs and created all the civilizations we live in now we kicked the animals out.

Ingrid said...

To me this song is saying, "I was once a king, I was once the top guy, now I am at the bottom, I am now a peasant." This relates to the video because animals used to be at the top and used to be the king, then humans came along and we wrecked everything. Everywhere we turn now there is garbage, junk and chemicals. I can also see this relation with humans. Humans used to "rule the world," but then we started to destroy it and now, the everyone has to sufer from it. I say that Earth Day is a time to unite and "Sweep the streets we used to own." It is time to be the world's "Sword and Shield."

aDA said...

The song/video relates to earth week because, the pictures show lots of animals in their natural habitat and it reminds us of the simplicity of the world and how, to keep it beautiful we need to work hard and do our part to keep our planet clean, like the animals. To me that is what earth day means.

The words resemble earth day because:
When it says "I used to rule the world" to me it means that a farther back we used to live on a glorious planet and we had full control, this was at the height of the human society. And then he says "sweep the streets I used to own" to me it means that now, because we tried to rule the world, we are now stuck trying to fix what we caused upon this planet. When he says "oh who would ever want to be king" i think it means that when we were kings we destroyed the world and now when we look back we think, 'why did we ever do that'.

To me earth day means that we should take time and really think about what we have done to the planet and what we can do to fix it. It's never too late.

P.S. I just saw on the news that in protest, a man is going to pull an eco carm across the steets of Toronto. Why is he protesting? Because as a law in Canada you are not allowed to drive an eco car! I don't think that is a very good idea beacause eco cars are a great way to help the planet. Just an interesting fact for student voting, Harper passed that law.

Liam said...

I think that the song Viva la Vida, in some ways, is a good song to go with Earth Week because there is one line that says, "...when I ruled the world." I think that this is an important line because it could be talking about how we are "ruling the world" too much. We aren't letting the nature and animals surrounding us an even chance at survival.

I think the video ties into Earth Week because it shows natural miracles, and disasters the world has to offer. It also shows how if we don't protect the Earth, we will add and speed up the destruction and change going on currently. This is the theme of Earth Week, to preserve and protect its natural wonders.

Olivia said...

This video is beautiful. The song is talking about "being king" and how he isn't king any more. I think this shows how the animals once ruled the Earth as "kings". But know after humans came, "the old king is dead (well not really), long live the king". The animals were once king, they have been pushed out of throne and now th kingdom (Earth) is ruled by humans. We take to much, if the animals could do something they would. I would think of this video as if it were made by the Earth and the animals!

Anonymous said...

The video ties in to earth day because the video shows the forests that haven't been chopped down and the seas that haven't been polluted. The video also shows a lot of animals like dolphins, bears, monarch butterflies and humpback whales. The song lyrics from Viva la Vida relate to earth day because the song says that a man ruled the world. He probably didn't realize that he could do so much to save the enviroment and now that he is kicked out he regrets not doing much to help the world. The meaning of earth week is to make us aware of what will happen if we don't take care of the earth that we live on.

Unknown said...

I think the song (Viva La Vida) relates to Earth day because the person who sings this song sounds like the Earth. I say this because when the person says "But that was when I ruled the world." The Earth is ruled by humans now. Humans build roads and factories that polute the air. And when the song says the words, "Sweep the streets I used to own," is like saying the people on Earth sweep the streets. But We don't do it enough and that is why we have Earth day. And the pictures that we saw in the video, that will not stay unkess we clean the Earth. Let's keep the Earth clean guys!

-Kieran

Alex said...

I think the song Viva La Vida relates to Earth week because I feel it can have many different meanings, one of which is that the animals used to rule the world and keep it clean, but then humans came in and took over. For instance, I think the person singing the song could be thought of as all the animals of the Earth, so when it says "I used to rule the world" the animals are saying used to because they, at the start of our planet were the only ones living on earth, hence ruling it, but now the humans have taken over and are certainly at the top. "Sweep the streets I used to own" is also from the song and there the animals would be trying to say they never poluted the Earth. Humans poluted our planet, not the animals, so we all the time, but especially during Earth week should be trying very hard to preserve our planet, because if we don't we may not have a chance at another one.

Anonymous said...

This video applies to Earth Week because this video show the true beauty in our planet.

The song "Viva La Vida" by "Cold Play" relates to Earth Week because the how song is stating how if you have song you should work to keep it safe or even work to keep it ours because if we don't treat the wirld with a little respect it will not be our anymore, because it will be destroyed.

When the song says, "Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweeps the streets I used to own" doesn't necessarily mean since they are alone they hoave to clean the world, i think that it means, if it does acure that everyone is alone, we have to make sure we take care of what is ours or what we own.

Another part of the song that relates to Earth Week is, "One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me", to me, this means one minute we know what to do with the world because it is healthy and then the next the world is destroyed but not only from pollution but from people taking advantage of our world.

To me the line "For some reason I can't explain, once you go there was never, never an honest word and that was when I ruled the world", means that since we all metaphoically "rule the world" and we see that we have destroyed it, we can't tell the truth and be honest about what we have done.

The last line that reminded me of Earth Week is, "It was the wicked and wild wind, blew down the doors to let me in," means that the world change and evolved so that we can go through the "doors" into the world. But this could also mean that Jesus "blew down the doors" of the world to let us in or live ours lives on Earth.

All together these lyrics are a great way to show what the Earth is going through. And it also shows us that together "WE" can all make a difference.

Shaylen said...

That last comment was me.

Bluebell said...

The song "Viva la Vida" ties into Earth Day/Week because in the song it says "I used to rule the world" and to me that relates to how animals used to "rule the world" because humans hadn't evolved yet. It also says that "i held the key" and "then the walls were closed on me" and that explains how when people got the power, they just didn't care what happened to the animals and they just shut them out of their homes and used them to make their homes and then they killed them for their skins and valuble parts of their body (elephant tusks, snake skin ect.). This video shows us that we shouldn't abuse the animals because we are superior to them. We should respect them; they never polluted the Earth; they never destoryed each other's homes to make their's bigger, but we did, and some of us still are! So we need to STOP the madness and START preserving the animals homes before they are all gone.
From a concerned Eco-member,
Amy Osorno :|

Anonymous said...

This song (Viva la Vida) relates to Earth day in many ways. For example when the song says "I used to rule the Earth" I think it means that when humans haven't evolved yet nature was balanced and species went extinct because of natural causes and not overhunting/overfishing. Also, when it said "sweep the streets I used to own" I think it means that before humans evolved the animals and plants did their part to keep the planet clean but then when humans came along there was and still is so much pollution. When it says "the seas would rise when I gave the word" it means that meaning that it was clean and wasn't being wasted before humans came. The general message this song is giving is to do your part to keep our planet clean and save the animals not just on Earth day but every single day.

Mary said...

This song was originally about Napoleon as he used to be the ruler of almost all Europe except Britain and Russia which was in his day and age considerer the world, but ties in to animals as they roamed all over this Earth without fear, well some, but not of humans. Even at our humble beginnings as we explored we murdered and slaughtered hundreds of unique species except in Africa where they learned to be careful. Imagine the whole world with interesting animals that only lived there killed off by humans. They had great power the creatures of earth, no one animal took more than necessary they were in it together as no one animal could live without animal as meat eaters needed food and plant eaters needed helpers to make sure there was not overpopulating as that would in turn set in course a series of extinction in that area of that creature or in several. Know the animals lost that sense of balance as one species of animals rose to the top with little/ no regard for the other inhabitants of the world.

The song talks about a powerful person and how he regrets he never said an honest rule when he had control and that know he knows God wont forgive him– I wouldn’t, he believes females beneath him and he committed manslaughter. This is like the “I could have done better, I should have done better, next time I will do better…” Humans could have done better, we should have done better and we WILL do Better, if it takes 5 months or 500 years, but preferably in my lifetime, shame if we really are so stupid to do better in that time. But as they say “idleness breeds laziness and idiocy.” Well I think someone said that if they didn’t odds are something around those lines.

Humans have not treated the world well, look at the Gulf Oil Spill, Japan Nuclear Crisis, just to name a few. The lines “People could not believe what I'd become/Revolutionaries wait/For my head on a silver plate/Just a puppet on a lonely string/Oh who would ever want to be King?” These lines say that our ancestors would be turning over in their graves if they saw how we were living with shame for never have a single generation caused so much trouble. Those ancestors, and animals are waiting for us to make a mistake so they can make us face our Waterlou that we rightfully had a longtime coming. Who would want to be King (there has been female kings before, quite a few in fact who ruled better than their male counterparts!)

The line “sweep the streets I used to own” can be interpreted in many different ways. If you want proof look to everyone else’s response who about 99% just stated the obvious one but sometimes words can have many meanings. This entire song could be written about anything except for the fact that it was written for Napoleon. This showed me that Napoleon and Earth Day are related, though Napoleon is a bit more of a destroyer if you ask me.

mb said...

part 2
I think that the 2nd Earth video was basaed more on how much we are destroying the Earth rather than just showing animals and nature. When it said "What Would We Do Without Nature?", I thought about a life with only buildings,factories, cars and artificial noise from engines. Without nature, no one would be able to live for very long at all, the sun would be gone becuase it's nature, without the sun no plants would grow so soon people would die out and earth would be lifeless. The music in that video was wisely chosen, I heard all the loud chords and notes during the parts where it showed the factories, highways etc.and used the lighter notes to show nature.