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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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Gone the Rainbow -- Peter, Paul & Mary

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Subterranean Homesick Blues -- Bob Dylan

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More from the Eagles - on their last album, Long Road Out Of Eden, 2007:

 

Long Road Out of Eden - Frey, Henly, Schmidt

Weavin' down the American highway
Through the litter and the wreckage and the cultural junk
Bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda
Now we're drivin' dazed and drunk

Been down the road to Damascus, the road to Mandalay
Met the ghost of Caesar on the Appian way
He said, "It's hard to stop this bingein' once you get a taste
But the road to empire is a bloody stupid waste"

Behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools
But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools
And it's a long road out of Eden

 

No More Walks in the Woods

I Dreamed There Was No War

Fail Grasp on the Big Picture

Business as Usual

Hole in the World

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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Joan Baez, among others

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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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MONSTER by Steppenwolf

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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone -- Peter, Paul & Mary 

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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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Pre-dating The Last Resort by some 14 years was this song -

 

Little Boxes - written in 1962 by folk singer-songwriter and political activist Malvina Reynolds, 

 

from Wikipedia:

"The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia, and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It mocks suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky", and which "all look just the same." "Ticky-tacky" is a reference to the shoddy material used in the construction of the houses."

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Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

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The Last Resort - The Eagles 1976 

 

She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island
Where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air
She packed her hopes and dreams like a refugee,
Just as her father came across the sea

She heard about a place people were smilin',
They spoke about the red man's way, how they loved the land
And they came from everywhere to the Great Divide
Seeking a place to stand or a place to hide

Down in the crowded bars out for a good time,
Can't wait to tell you all what it's like up there
And they called it paradise, I don't know why
Somebody laid the mountains low while the town got high

Then the chilly winds blew down across the desert,
Through the canyons of the coast to the Malibu
Where the pretty people play hungry for power
To light their neon way and give them things to do

Some rich man came and raped the land, nobody caught 'em,
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes and, Jesus, people bought 'em
And they called it paradise, the place to be,
They watched the hazy sun sinking in the sea

You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
Just like the missionaries did so many years ago
They even brought a neon sign 'Jesus is Coming',
Brought the white man's burden down, brought the white man's reign

Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here
We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds
In the name of destiny and in the name of God

And you can see them there on Sunday morning
Stand up and sing about what it's like up there
They called it paradise, I don't know why
You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye

 

Written by Glenn Frey, Don Henley • Copyright © Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Red Cloud Music
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In a similar vein....

 

Indian Reservation (Cherokee People)   Paul Revere & The Raiders  #1 in 1971

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Apache Tears

 

The Vanishing Race

 

As Long As the Grass Shall Grow

 

 

A trio of Native American laments/protests, all recorded by Johnny Cash.

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