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MP3 - from www. Live recording with a high school chorus. A beautiful song about how we can begin today to start creating a world of peace. But as too many nations seem to believe that violence is still the answer, I now feel it is my patriotic duty, as both a planet patriot, and as a patriotic American, to add this sub-section of explicitly anti-war songs.
Based on the submissions I receive from songwriters, this sub-category is more popular than the postive songs actively and positively promoting Peace.
Although in order to tell the Truth, we sometimes have to tell the negative, if we are to move forward toward global peace, we need more visionary songs like those on the upper-half of this page. So I will add sparingly to the list below; if I didn't this page would soon lose its original purpose.
If you are songwriter, please imagine a future of peace and try to envision how it might happen.
Try listening to songs 2 and 4 in my list of favorite Peace songs above and see if you can add something to further promote a possible vision of peace! Blue Ribbon Ready - by Robert Alder on his album by the same name, Blue Ribbon Ready - A terrific "country" song lamenting the promising young men who have been made into soldiers to go off to war in foreign lands from Viet Nam to the current day This anti-war song promotes peace, so perhaps could be in the above section too, with phrases like this: Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores" This song is also an Earth Songas the lyrics of this song also bemoans the loss of elephants, whales, and forest trails.
This quintessential sixties "protest song" is often sung with updated lyrics today by Barry McGuire. Genocide for the Holdays - gfth. A timeless classic for thinking people; still as relevant as it was over 30 years ago!
One of Ochs' satirical masterpieces.
When the Smothers Brothers performed this song on national TV inthose over 30 thought they were just makin' fun of the hippies; while everyone under 30 realized it was a hilarious anti-war song! Ochs testified for the defense at the trial of the Chicago Seven in December His testimony included his recitation of the lyrics to his song "I Ain't Marching Anymore".
On his way out of the courthouse, Ochs sang the song for the press corps; to Ochs's amusement, his singing was broadcast that evening by Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News. The song remains relevant in the 21st century: A rock song suggesting we should spend the money instead on "what the real people need.
A soft-country sound about a civil war draftee who refused to kill.
I don't know why this song is classified as "children's music" because it seems most appropriate to adults - - and it is a very moving call for global understanding and world peace, sung by a beautiful adult female voice.
Although categorized as "Holiday Music" contained within an album of mostly Christian themes, this song contains universal lyrics: Love your neighbor for all your worth; if he don't love you, you just love him first.
The version by Kevin Spacey from the bipic movie about Darin's life "Beyond the Sea" is very good. It can be found on Darin's albums Back to Back and Live!
It has also been performed by Della Reese on her album Angel Sings. However, at the very end of the program, he electrified the audience with a new song called "We've Been Asking Questions", which is one of the last songs written by John Phillips before his death in Although it has been done before, this is one of the few times a new song has been included in the "My Music" series of programs on PBS, which are usually devoted to established hits.
Not only are the lyrics fabulous, but McKenzie's powerful guitar and voice on this song conveys a righteous anger that is only too appropriate. McKenzie continues, "When John's youngest son became old enough to serve in the military, the whole world had pretty much accepted the inevitability of war between Iraq and the United States, that it was only a matter of time.
Even though John knew that the draft no longer existed, the idea of his son going to war weighed heavily on his heart and mind. He thought that a song about it might help and then composed 'We've Been Asking Questions,' which was the only song about war he ever wrote.
Unlike the 60's, these times do not lend themselves to such songs, and you can get in trouble for asking certain questions.
Until then, John's passionate lyrics will have to do.
No list of peace songs can be complete without this classic. For more Peace Songs, see:Doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and writing skills while having fun at the same time.
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