HistoryXtreme Through Music:
UTOPIANS vs The TRAGIC –
“Closer to the HEART” vs “Live and Let Die”

“CLOSER to the HEART” (by RUSH)


And the men who hold high places 

Must be the ones who start

To mold a NEW REALITY

Closer to the heart

Closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist

Reflect it in their art

They forge their CREATIVITY

Closer to the heart

Closer to the heart


Philosophers and ploughmen

Each must know his part

To sow a NEW MENTALITY
Closer to the heart

Closer to the heart

You can be the captain

I will draw the chart

Sailing into DESTINY

Closer to the heart

LIVE and LET DIE
by Paul McCartney


When You Were Young And
Your HEART Was An OPEN BOOK

You USED TO SAY
“Live And Let LIVE”

(You Know You Did, You Know You Did, You Know You Did)


But If This Ever CHANGING World
In Which We’re Livin’

Makes You GIVE IN and CRY

Say “Live And Let DIE”



What Does It Matter To Ya

When You Got a Job To Do

You Gotta Do It Well

You GOTTA GIVE the OTHER Fellow HELL



You Used To Say “Live And Let Live”

(You Know You Did, You Know You Did, You Know You Did)

But If This Ever Changing World
In Which We’re Live In

Makes You GIVE IN And Cry

Say “Live and Let Die”

“Live And Let Die”

HUMAN INTERACTION: UTOPIANISM vs The “TRAGIC”

FEELINGS – FACTS –
IDEALISM – how things OUGHT to be REALISM – how things ARE

1)EXPRESSIONS of UTOPIANISM?

HOW is “LIVE and LET DIE” “TRAGIC”

THE COLLECTIVE “WE” VS SELF-PROTECTIVE ME
guns kill guns self-protection
moral diplomacy gunboat diplomacy
diplomacy. deterrence

Is the HUMAN “HEART” COMPASSIONATE or CRUEL
“rational” or “Ir-rational)

KILL (or at least be ready to) OR BE “KIND”
DESTRUCTION. VS. CREATIVITY
possibilites power corrupts
GOOD VS EVIL
Is humanity essential “good” OR “evil”?

What is the SOURCE of “EVIL”?
“ACCIDENTAL” OR INTRINSIC,
“exterior” to human nature in-born, “interior” part of humanity
“environmental”

If aliens landed on your doorstep?
friends – they might have cure to cancer
kill them – before they kill you