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Favorite progressive/peace/protest song?

  1. Sep 17, 2005 #1
    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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  3. Sep 17, 2005 #2
    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.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2005 #3

    arildno

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    "We Are The Folksong Army" by Tom Lehrer.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2005 #4

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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.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2005 #5
    "Power to the people" John Lennon, "US Forces" Midnight Oil, and that one by creedence clearwater (I can't recall the name right now)
     
  7. Sep 17, 2005 #6

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    "Fortunate Son?" "Run Through the Jungle?"
     
  8. Sep 17, 2005 #7
    i m listening to "last resort" so let it be the one.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2005 #8
    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 to the Chief.mp3

    Lyrics:
    http://www.folkmusic.com/t_mp3-Lyrics.htm#Chief
     
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  11. Sep 17, 2005 #10
    Oh! Thanks Enuma! I'll edit my post as well....
     
  12. Sep 17, 2005 #11
    the revolution will not be televised -- gil-scott heron
    people get ready -- u2 (among others)
     
  13. Sep 17, 2005 #12
    I can't believe no one has mentioned Green Day yet....
     
  14. Sep 17, 2005 #13

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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 gonna 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 gonna 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 gonna 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 gonna die.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2005 #14
    Don't make me puke. Hippies... :devil:
     
  16. Sep 17, 2005 #15
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Relax...most hippies grow up to be good GOP'ers
     
  17. Sep 17, 2005 #16
    like ronald reagan... nancy sure did a number on him.... :frown:
     
  18. Sep 18, 2005 #17
    Give me your heart tonight by unknown (cha cha cha)
     
  19. Sep 18, 2005 #18
    Come on
    "Come a little closre" by Bradny
     
  20. Sep 18, 2005 #19

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    'Blame Canada' by trey parker :approve:
     
  21. Sep 18, 2005 #20
    Pink Floyd "Mother"
    :wink:
     
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