Why dance while Rome burns? Such is the message from Eagle Don Henley in 1984. A top ten Billboard hit, the singer laments our preoccupation with hedonism despite the many serious political issues out there, and in particular, foreign policy.
Oh, sweet irony: the song is popular to dance to and most disregard the message. Mind you, a terrible lyric rhyming ‘heat’ with ‘street’ perhaps deserves this?