Friday, April 7, 2017

Song Analysis: Riki Tiki Tavi

This tongue-in-cheek song by Donovan, from the summer of 1970, essentially stresses the importance of one figuring out how to attain as much self-reliance as is possible for one to attain
...the notion being that a lot of the facilities people routinely depend upon are not sufficient or reliable enough to adequately meet one's needs.

The government agencies, the businesses and industries, the public and corporate services, the charities, the churches, the hospitals
...are, more often than not, plagued by incompetence, corruption, or their systems are too inadequate to always be effective enough.

With brief reference to elements of Kipling's THE JUNGLE BOOK as metaphors, this song stresses the need for self-sufficiency, alongside having self-knowledge to go along with it.

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