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Popcorn and Music: Law Abiding Citizen Songs


Jamie Foxx and Gerald Butler

What brings the intensity of a movie is the music behind it. The music selection for the movie- Law Abiding Citizen  was a mission accomplished. This is the story of a father that seeks revenge against the system that allowed a criminal walk out in the streets. There was a characteristic quality in the song selection for different scenes of this film. (Of Course Rock Music)

In one of the scenes, Gerald Butler is eating steak in his prison cell while listening to the song "Eminence Front" by The Who, released in the US in 1982. Then he proceeds to kill his cell mate while listening to Deftones- "Engine No. 9". It is not the first time that this Californian rock band makes an appearance on the big screen as it has been featured in movies like The Matrix and The Crow: City of Angels. Continuing with the revenge, the bombs and investigations there is the song "94 Hours" by a Christian band called As I Lay Dying. They have struggled a couple of times with the line up of the band, but they have finally found a melodic and powerful sound.

The music arrangement "Sin's a Good Man's Brother" by Grand Funk Railroad was a classic closing for the movie. The notorious band during the 70's were loved by the audience but not by the critics, even radios refused to play their songs. Decades later, as millions watch the Law Abiding Citizen movie they are wondering who is the band playing that Bad-ass song. Once again, the theories have been tested yet the same result is found: Rock Music never dies.

Ain't seen a night, things work out right, go by.
Things on my mind, and I just don't have the time, and it don't seem right.
Ain't seen a day, that I don't hear people say, they know they're gonna' die.
This may seem a little bit crazy, but I don't think you should be so lazy.
If you think you've heard this before, well, stick around I'm gonna' tell you more.

One just like the other, sin's a good man's brother, but is that right?
You tell me that I don't, then I say I won't, but then I might.
You said this is the way it's supposed to be, but it just don't seem right to me, and that's outta' sight.
Some folks need an education, don't give up, or we'll loose the nation.
You say we need a revolution? it seems to be the only solution.