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

The only stipulation here is that the song should be commentary,  controversial, expressing a rebellious, protesting "frame of mind"; generally, or speciffically, about society, culture, economics, wealth, poverty, politics, war, peace, relationships, etc, etc, etc.

 

How about some songs which, when you heard them, you thought, "Yeh, those lyrics tell it like it is!" or maybe you were offended by the controversial lyrics.

 

Your song selection may be from any time period in history and about any topic you choose, old songs and new songs.

 

Please be free to post protest & rebellion songs which either you agreed with or which "honked" you off.

 

Here is an opportunity to "Get it off your chest!" Go ahead and briefly include memorable lyrics of the song if you like [ if you remember 🙂 ]

 

To begin.....here's a protest song:     Subterranean Homesick Blues     Bob Dylan

 

 


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I'd  Love  To  Change  The  World   ==   Ten  Years  After

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           This Land Is Your Land           Pete Seeger

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           This Land Is Your Land           Pete Seeger


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Woody Guthrie. He and Pete Seeger sang it together often.

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"COMPARED TO WHAT"- LES MCANN & EDDIE HARRIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qNJfVXxrQU&list=RD4qNJfVXxrQU
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Good one! First listened to that cut in college--now its on my i-pod.

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The Great Mandela -- Peter, Paul, and Mary

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Wooden Ships      Crosby, Stills & Nash   1969

 

Was heralded by many of the 60's counter-culture as a call to abandon American culture, a culture which was oppressing vocal youthful protesters, to build a new life, an enclave together, free of war,  insensitivity and intolerance.

 

"Go, take your sister, then by the hand,
Lead her away from this foreign land,
Far away, where we might laugh again,
We are leaving - you don't need us.


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Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Another favorite that we sang in high school, and one of the most popular that I recall -

 

San Francisco - Scott McKenzie, written by John Phillips (Mamas & Papas), 1967

 

Wikipedia - "McKenzie's version of the song has been called "the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, including the Hippie, Anti-Vietnam War and Flower power movements."

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Volunteers   ==   Jefferson  Airplane

Sunshine   ==   Jonathon  Edwards

 

" He  can't  even  run  his  own  life,  I'll  be  damned if  he'll  run  mine!

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                Authority Song            John Mellencamp

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Industrial  Disease   ==   Dire  Straits

Won't  Get  Fooled  Again   ==   The  Who

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                  Who's Gonna Stand Up             Neil Young

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Only a Pawn in Their Game     Bob Dylan


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Ball  Of  Confusion (  That's  What  The  World  Is  Today )   ==   The  Temptations

 

Sadly, the  lyrics  to  this  1970  song  still  ring  true  today.

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Chicago     Graham Nash

 

We can change the world -
Re-arrange the world.


It's dying - if you believe in justice
It's dying - if you believe in freedom
It's dying - let a man live his own life
It's dying - rules and regulations, who needs them


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David Guetta feat. Sia   Titanium

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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From Ireland - 

 

The Wearing of the Green

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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I Ain't Marching Anymore     Phil Ochs   1965


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Taking  It  To  The  Streets   ==   Doobies

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