Atheist Song of the Week #5 – Banana Republic by The Boomtown Rats

by Michael Nugent on November 15, 2015

This is my fifth Atheist Song of the Week. As it is the weekend of the Atheist Ireland AGM, I’ve gone for Banana Republic, a stinging critique of the Ireland of my teens by The Boomtown Rats. It was written in 1980 after the Rats had been banned from playing gigs in Ireland.

“Everywhere I go, yeah,
Everywhere I see,
The black and blue uniforms,
Police and priests.”

See also my regularly updated list of video links to 200 Atheist Songs from an eclectic range of artists and genres. They don’t all promote atheism, but they should all make you think or laugh or both. More suggestions welcome.

Previous Atheist Songs of the Week

Atheist Song of the Week #4 Ten Commandments by New Model Army
Atheist Song of the Week #3 Stardust by Monster on Sunday
Atheist Song of the Week #2 Your God by Cheryl Wheeler
Atheist Song of the Week #1 Uniformitarian Naturalism by God Hates Disco

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