Here we go guys, In this article, I am about to present to you the best songs about Immigration you must listen to.
A person can immigrate due to many reasons, it could be for work, for studies, or just because you liked that place and war. War !! The worst kind of immigration that people have to face. Just because someone wants to rule their country, they are been tortured and forced to leave home. This article today is about the songs that were made to dedicate to the people who had to leave their homes because of any of the above reasons.
1. Immigrant Song (Remaster) – Led Zeppelin
The song itself is titled the whole topic of this article – Immigrant Song. Led Zeppelin, is a rock band. This song was recorded and released in 1970 as a single and was also included in the Led Zeppelin III album. The band’s tour to Iceland, Bath and Germany inspired the song in summer 1970.
2. The Refugee – U2
Another rock song by a famous rock band U2. The starting beat of this song is really something. It makes us dance from the start. The song tells about a hypothetical girl whose father has gone to war, whose mother tells her she will go to America one day, and her lover will come and take her there. One of the best songs about Immigration.
3. American Land – Bruce Springsteen
“We’ll make our home in the American land” is the main catchphrase of the song. It is about a man who sings to his lover about what it is like in America. He explains what it will be like to live there and what all happens there. The song has a beautiful tune and folk and country feel to it.
4. Tu Bhula Jise – KK
A song that makes us remember India and the importance of being an Indian. Tu Bhula Jise is a KK song from the movie Airlift. The movie showcased a real-life incident that happened in Kuwait in the year 1990. One of the best songs about Immigration.
Iraq invaded Kuwait on 2nd August 1990 without any warning which left many people including many Indians homeless. And so the song when the businessman Ranjit(changed name in the movie) successfully completes the mission to evacuate over 1,50,000 Indians and help them board the flight to their country which they forgot but which remembered them and made sure to rescue them in times of need.
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5. The Last Refugee – Roger Waters
A woman dances in two situations, one where she is a refugee and one where she is not. The music video goes simultaneously in both scenarios showing us the difference between both. It tells about the struggle a person faces as a refugee.
The song also depicts a very common pain of losing a loved one, that a person feels when going through these heartbreaking scenarios. One of the best songs about Immigration. In the song, the woman loses her child who is taking a last look at the sea, the last refugee.
6. A las tres – Los Enanitos Verdes
A Spanish song about the life and sacrifices an immigrant makes in order to feed their family. It has a catchy tune and the video tells the story of a guy living alone away from his family and doing multiple jobs in order to earn. He wishes to get free and go home to his wife and child but is unable to. He grows old separately from them in order to make a living and sends that money to his family.
7. Jaula de oro – los Tigres del Norte
Another Spanish song translates to ‘The Golden Cage’ in English. Recorded in 1983, it is a song about immigration to the US from Latin American Countries. This song was inspired by the movie La Jaula de Oro, a Mexican film. The lyrics of the song go as: “I have my wife and children whom I brought at a very young age. They no longer remember my beloved Mexico, which I never forget and to which I can never return. What good is money if I am like a prisoner in this great nation?
8. Immigration Hold – Yasir Khan ft. J. Hind
This is a Hindi song about an artist who is been kept on immigration hold in a foreign country when he went for a music tour there. He explains his frustration and problems in this rap song. The song was released in 2020.
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9. She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles
This song is about a girl who runs away from her home. The lyrics describe the whole process of her leaving the room and her mother finding a letter written by her and being disappointed. The girl has an appointment with a man that morning and she goes to him to keep that promise. One of the best songs about Immigration.
10. Who’s gonna build your wall – Tom Russell
This song is a message and a question to ask the people that who will do your errands and works if they want to send them away. It’s a country song that represents the immigrants that are living in America and are doing day-to-day jobs such as building walls, nursing their babies, doing the housework, etc.
11. City of Immigrants – Steve Earle
This song is dedicated to all immigrants. The singer is saying that he has a variety of people living near him and that he doesn’t need to travel. He can see every kind of lifestyle, every culture in one place and how he enjoys that.
12. Immigrant’s song – Keith & Kristyn Getty
The lyrics of this song generally refer to a couple where the guy asks the girl to come with him and build a home together. But the song is actually dedicated to the people who have lost their homes but have hope that they will find a place again that they can call their homes.
13. The Blanket of the night – Elbow
A song about the journey of immigration and the emotions that it brings. How it feels strange and confusing. How the immigrant person has a doubt whether they will reach a safe place or not. This musical piece presents all these.
14. We are all illegals – outernational
A rock song, with a funky vibe, We are all illegals is a song about the people who live in poverty and despair while others are living freely and happily. These are the people who make the things that make the rich ones happy and yet they are treated badly.
15. Land of the free – The Killers
Initially, the song starts off as a praise to the ‘Land of the free but eventually, we realize that it is sarcastic and is calling out the irony of this place. The gun culture, racism, and many other things are faced in this ‘Land of the free.