Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Arabian Knights (album: Juju 1981)

This song is by siouxsie and the banshees. I use to go out to clubs with Alternative Rock music only. Siouxsie and the Banshees songs were always playing on the background. I was impressed especially from the fact that Robert Smith from the cure played with them for awhile and you know how much I love him already. My sister bought a collection disc and for awhile I’ve adopted it. I’ve enjoyed it very much.
In this song Siouxsie is criticizing part of the Arab culture that treats their women unfairly. Brings me back to the Afghan women that have no rights and no will of their own. Really sad reality. We are very lucky to have the freedom to be whatever we want whenever we want.
I can’t believe that in the 21st century there are still women out there that can’t speak what’s on their mind. How long will it last?!? Anyway, check out this wonderful old song...

Link to the song: Arabian Knights Siouxsie and the Banshees

Lyrics: Arabian Knights

The Meaning of “Arabian Knights:
A collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Siouxsie and the Banshees