World On Fire

Jocelyn Kupets
Enlightened Music Write-Up

Name of Song: World on Fire
Artist: Sarah McLachlan- As a child, Sarah was very into music.  She took voice lessons and studied classical piano and guitar.  When she was 17, she was in a short term rock band.  She was offered a recording contract with Nettwerk, out of Vancouver.  But in order to do so, her parents said she had to finish high school and one year at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  Two years later, she signed with Nettwerk.
Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, yeah I try to hold it in

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I'll tap into the water
(I try to pull my ship)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able

I watch the heavens and I find a calling
Something I can do to change this moment
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

Philosophe Associated: Jean Jacques Rousseau- The first statement that Rousseau makes is “It is unfair that some are rich while others are poor.”  The music video very much exemplifies what people, that are better off, can do to help those in need.

    This song relates to the Enlightenment because of the the manner in which it was presented and the action Sarah McLachlan took.  People during the Enlightenment wrote down what should be done and did it.  Lately, the United States has been lacking in the action part.  What McLachlan did was put the writings to action.  She modeled the work of the philosophes and did the work to achieve her goal.