Favorite progressive/peace/protest song?

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For me right now it's "Where's the love" by black eyed peas. And not only because it's such a creative spin on traditional hip hop/rap. It's a very good song.
 

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For me right now it's "If you died, I wouldn't cry cause you didn't love me anyway" by Mya. And not only because it's such a long slow romantic spin on traditional R&B. It's a very good song.
 
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"We Are The Folksong Army" by Tom Lehrer.
 
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"This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie and "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen, just for the irony since everyone thinks they are patriotic.
 
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"Power to the people" John Lennon, "US Forces" Midnight Oil, and that one by creedence clearwater (I can't recall the name right now)
 
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"Fortunate Son?" "Run Through the Jungle?"
 
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i m listening to "last resort" so let it be the one.
 
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1. Teach your children well? I like that one

2. Indigo Girls sing a song called "Let it be me" that I really like: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/indigo-girls/67326.html

3. Carly Simon has a song called "Share the End":
http://lyrics.duble.com/C/carlysimonlyrics/carlysimonsharetheendlyrics.htm

4. And John McCutcheon has a song called "Hail to the Chief." You have GOT to listen to this:

The mp3 is here: http://www.folkmusic.com/MP3/Hail%20to%20the%20Chief.mp3

Lyrics:
http://www.folkmusic.com/t_mp3-Lyrics.htm#Chief [Broken]
 
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pattylou said:
4. And John McCutcheon has a song called "Hail to the Chief." The mp3 is here:
http://www.folkmusic.com/MP3/Hail%20to%20the%20Chief.mp3
 
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Oh! Thanks Enuma! I'll edit my post as well...
 
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the revolution will not be televised -- gil-scott heron
people get ready -- u2 (among others)
 
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I can't believe no one has mentioned Green Day yet...
 
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I can't believe no one has listed the "I feel like I'm fixin' to die rag" by Country Joe and the Fish. It was "the" protest song during the Vietnam War.

Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
Yeah, he's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
Gonna have a whole lotta fun.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Yeah, come on Wall Street, don't be slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Well, come on generals, let's move fast;
Your big chance has come at last.
Now you can go out and get those reds
'Cause the only good commie is the one that's dead
And you know that peace can only be won
When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all going to die.

Come on mothers throughout the land,
Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
Come on fathers, and don't hesitate
To send your sons off before it's too late.
You can be the first ones on your block
To have your boy come home in a box.

And it's one, two, three
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all going to die.
 
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Favorite progressive/peace/protest song?

Don't make me puke. Hippies... :devil:
 
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Entropy said:
Don't make me puke. Hippies... :devil:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Relax...most hippies grow up to be good GOP'ers
 
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like ronald reagan... nancy sure did a number on him... :frown:
 
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Give me your heart tonight by unknown (cha cha cha)
 
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djeipa
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Come on
"Come a little closre" by Bradny
 
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'Blame Canada' by trey parker :approve:
 
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Pink Floyd "Mother"
Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?
Mother, do you think they'll like this song?
Mother, do you think they'll try to break my balls?
Ooooowaa Mother, should I build a wall?
Mother, should I run for President?
Mother, should I trust the government?
Mother, will they put me in the firing line?
Ooooowaa Is it just a waste of time?
Hush, my baby. Baby, don't you cry.
Momma's going to make all of your nightmares come true.
Momma's going to put all of her fears into you.
Momma's going to keep you right here under her wing.
She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing.
Momma's going to keep Baby cozy and warm.
:wink:
 
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Evo said:
I can't believe no one has listed the "I feel like I'm fixin' to die rag" by Country Joe and the Fish. It was "the" protest song during the Vietnam War.
While reading these lyrics I started thinking of Dylan's "The Times Are A-Changin'," for some reason.
 
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fourier jr said:
like ronald reagan... nancy sure did a number on him... :frown:
You don't mean RR was a hippie in the days? Was he?!
 
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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes does a great punk cover of this song.
I'm suprised no one else has mentioned it.


One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack) by Lambert-Potter

Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after...
One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they'd kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,
"With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there."

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after...
One tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger,
"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after...
One tin soldier rides away.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after...
One tin soldier rides away.
 
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that song at the end of the Professional with (jean reno/portman)
or changes OR do for love by 2pac.
 
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Oh and another one though not exactly a "peace song". It's one of my favourite Irish songs.



Young Ned of the Hill by Terry Woods & Ron Kavana

Have you ever walked the lonesome hills
And heard the curlews cry
Or seen the raven black as night
Upon a windswept sky
To walk the purple heather
And hear the westwind cry
To know that's where the rapparee must die
Since Cromwell pushed us westward
To live our lowly lives
There's some of us have deemed to fight
From Tipperary mountains high
Noble men with wills of iron
Who are not afraid to die
Who'll fight with gaelic honour held on high
A curse upon you Oliver Cromwell
You who raped our Motherland
I hope you're rotting down in hell
For the horrors that you sent
To our misfortunate forefathers
Whom you robbed of their birthright
"To hell or Connaught" may you burn in hell tonight
Of one such man I'd like to speak
A rapparee by name and deed
His family dispossessed and slaughtered
They put a price upon his head
His name is known in song and story
His deeds are legends still
And murdered for blood money
Was young Ned of the hill
A curse upon you Oliver Cromwell
You who raped our Motherland
I hope you're rotting down in hell
For the horrors that you sent
To our misfortunate forefathers
Whom you robbed of their birthright
"To hell or Connaught" may you burn in hell tonight
You have robbed our homes and fortunes
Even drove us from our land
You tried to break our spirit
But you'll never understand
The love of dear old Ireland
That will forge an iron will
As long as there are gallant men
Like young Ned of the hill
 
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"Stop, Hey What's That Sound?" - Jefferson Airplane

Great music, great lyrics.
 
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EnumaElish said:
You don't mean RR was a hippie in the days? Was he?!

yeah, he even got a talking-to from mccarthy

Anttech said:
Pink Floyd "Mother"
that is NOT a political song! in the story of the wall, the protagonist's dad dies in WWII so the mother is super overprotective of her son. she puts all kinds of (borderline) paranoid thoughts into his head, which contribute to him putting up a 'wall' between himself & others.
Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry.
Mother's going to make all your nightmares come true.
Mother's going to put all her fears into you.
Mother's going to keep you right here under her wing.
She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing.
Mama's going to keep baby cozy and warm.
Ooooh babe ooooh babe oooooh babe,
Of course mama's going to help build the wall.
 
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My son left his "Rage"CD in my car a year or so ago

WAKE UP..Rage against the Machine

Although you try to discredit
Ya still never edit
The needle, I'll thread it
Radically poetic
Standin' with the fury that they had in '66
And like E-Double, I'm mad
Still knee-deep in the system's ****
Hoover, he was a body remover
I'll give you a dose
But it'll never come close
To the rage built up inside of me
Fist in the air, in the land of hipocrisy

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements go
When their heads are flown
'Cause all these punks
Got bullets in their heads
Departments of police, the judge, the feds
Networks at work, keepin' people calm
You know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Wit' poetry, my mind I flex
Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' dat finesse
Whadda I have to do to wake you up
To shake you up, to break the structure up
'Cause this blood still flows in the gutter
I'm like takin' photos
Mad boy kicks open the shutter
Set the groove
Then I stick and move like I was Cassius
Rep the stutter step
Then bomb a left upon the fascists
Yea, the several federal men
Who pulled schemes on the dream
And put it to an end

Ya better beware
Of retribution with mind war
20/20 visions and murals with metaphors

The networks at work, keepin' people calm
Ya know they murdered X
And tried to blame it on Islam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

What was the price on his head

WAKE UP!
 
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Smurf said:
For me right now it's "Where's the love" by black eyed peas. And not only because it's such a creative spin on traditional hip hop/rap. It's a very good song.

Battle without Honor or Humanity.


Points to whoever know what its from.
 
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hypatia
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lol Kill Bill?
 
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hypatia said:
lol Kill Bill?


*writes down points for hypatia*
 
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MaxS said:
"Stop, Hey What's That Sound?" - Jefferson Airplane

Great music, great lyrics.

Are you referring to For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield? The song about the Sunset Strip riots?
 
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uh tbh i don't know but probably

its the one that goes something like, "There's a man with a gun over there, tellin me, I got to beware. Stop hey, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down."
 
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that is NOT a political song! in the story of the wall, the protagonist's dad dies in WWII so the mother is super overprotective of her son. she puts all kinds of (borderline) paranoid thoughts into his head, which contribute to him putting up a 'wall' between himself & others.

"The Wall" is open to interpretation... there is no right or wrong interpretation... Thats the beauty of Pink Floyd..

But I know what you are saying... He wrote the album after a mental breakdown... But still the lyrics could mean anything, the only person who really knows is Roger Waters
 
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MaxS said:
uh tbh i don't know but probably

its the one that goes something like, "There's a man with a gun over there, tellin me, I got to beware. Stop hey, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down."

That's the one.
 

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