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Manic Street Preachers returned as a three piece in 1996.
The single, 'A Design For Life' hailed the
(ever-decreasing) capabilities of the British welfare
system, with its opening line, "libraries gave us power ".
A tremendous ballad awarded an Ivor Novello songwriting
award, it reached No.2 in the UK charts in April 1996.
Their fourth album, 'Everything Must Go' captured and
revealed the turmoil of the band's recent history and won
them increasingly wider appeal (and their first two Brit
Awards for Best Album and Best Band).

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Brilliant | Reviewer: Sammy
    ------ About the song 4st 7lb performed by Manic Street Preachers

I love how Richey's lyrics are poetic, harsh, and truthful. He's not fake in what he says or how he says it. This is so beyond accurate, and I think the thing I ove most about it, is that half way through the song the lyrics don't change to how everything's gonna be better, and they're getting help. It stays in the format of an anorexic's thoughts, and that to me is what makes it even better. This song is gorgeous, I love it.

Turn yourself inwards | Reviewer: ahlmann
    ------ About the song If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next performed by Manic Street Preachers

One of the great introspective songs of our songs.

Please don't look at your outside world when listening to this song, instead turn inwards, and just feel how you feel listening to this song, watching your thoughts come up, what do these thoughts make you feel like? Anger? Fear? Or just sadness? Why would you feel this? Allow yourself to find out, and a change will happen instantly. Only if we change our ways inwardly, may we pass the future of our world to our children.

When I did this, I just cried, and knew intensely what I was crying about. This is the age of Aquarius, connect all your thoughts to yout deeper feelings and learn to swim in the flows of your own tears. Then come back again, relax, and face the outside world with your deeper understanding.

and don't forget to have fun with this :)

Ironic | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song A Design For Life performed by Manic Street Preachers

How ironic libraries are shutting down the working class had it good for a while and now its being taken back from us.
We might as well go and get drunk
Great song great band
God bless

Horrifyingly True | Reviewer: Gypsy 23
    ------ About the song If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next performed by Manic Street Preachers

Bad things happen again n again,coz we tolerate and bad people become aggressive coz there are no one to tell /punish them.We dont pay attention until it happens in our life.We should change our attitude.why we will live only for ourself.Living in a fearful lonely world is like living in hell..we should make the world beautiful for all.for that we all have to be n work together.

great song | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Love Of Richard Nixon performed by Manic Street Preachers

heey u Americans... Nixon... he is a muderer u lost 2000 or 2500 soldiers in Iraq, but they... they lost a lot of childs with ur soldiers' bullets. u killed them at their house while saying something about democracy... Good luck for future!

Yes | Reviewer: Perry
    ------ About the song If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next performed by Manic Street Preachers

Honoured and delighted to be the first comment to such a meaningful song, with soul, passion, and a clear message.


This song is sheer brilliance by Manic street preachers, since i was young i remember one line from it. "If you tolerate this, then your children will be next"

Need i say more?

Deacon | Reviewer: Deacon
    ------ About the song A Design for Life performed by Manic Street Preachers

This song is about the development of western society and how it reflects our current situation with the market economy, the false sense of control we have and how our lives turn out pretty much the same no matter what we try...

... | Reviewer: HKW
    ------ About the song Yes performed by Manic Street Preachers

I love this song <3 as far as I can see, it's about prostitution in everyday life, about people selling themselves to people by doing what someone else wants, hence the name "yes" which is what he says even when he wants to say no...

1985 by The Manic Street Preachers | Reviewer: L
    ------ About the song 1985 performed by Manic Street Preachers

In 1985..

I was 9 years old and remember the times; Coalmines being shutdown, lively-hoods and communities destroyed. All against the backdrop and constant reminder of an Olympic Gold a year earlier. A truly amazing rhetoric here from the Manics.

wow | Reviewer: sammi
    ------ About the song 4st 7lb performed by Manic Street Preachers

this song isn't subtle like some other ana/mia songs, just talking about not eating and pushing away food. it's graphic and raw and a total slap in the face. anyone who has ever joked about eating disorders should hear this song.


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