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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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The Town I Loved So Well -- Phil Coulter

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"Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire

"Blowin' in the Wind" and "Times They are A'Changin' (Bob Dylan and sung by Peter, Paul and Mary

"I Ain't Marchin' Any More" - Phil Ochs (also "Here;s to the State of Mississippi")

"Great Mandala" - Peter Yarrow (& sung by Peter, Paul and Mary)

"'I was not a Nazi' Polka" - Mitchell Trio (after John Denver joined)

"Last Night I had the Strangest Dream" - Ed McCurdy

"Days of Decision" - Phil Ochs

(almost anything, except, maybe "Goodnight Irene" by the Weavers)

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Many,many songs from the 60's and 70's-


Crosby,Stills and Nash "Ohio"

Creedance Clearwater Revival -"Fortunate Son"

Buffy St.Marie-"Universal Soldier"

Peter,Paul and Mary- "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

      so many..........

 

 

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Ohio - CSNY

 

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio

 

If you've not been to Kent State to see where the students have been memorialized, I recommend.

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Sorry. Didn't see yours before posting about CSNY. 😞

 

"For What it's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

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Here's one I forgot - for all you Rolling Stone Fans!

 

We Gotta Get Out of This Place!

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ALSO COVERED BY THE ANIMALS;
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Sweet Cherry Wine     Tommy James & The Shondells   #7 1969


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Good One, I had forgotten about that song by the Animals
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OHIO     Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young      I knew her...RIP Allison


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Sunday Bloody Sunday -- U2

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Also U2: One, Under a Blood Red Sky, Where the Streets Have No Name
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
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More Irish

 

Rising Of the Moon -- The Clancy Brothers

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"FORTUNATE SON"- CCR
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Not sure this one counts as a protest song, but

 

Mo Ghile Mear  by The Chieftains, with Sting.  Also by Celtic Thunder. 

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WHAT DOES "MO GHILE MEAR" MEAN?
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"Mo Ghile Mear" (My Gallant Darling) is an Irish song, written in the Irish language by Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill in the 18th century. Composed in the convention of Aisling poetry, it is a lament by the Gaelic goddess Éire for Bonnie Prince Charlie, who was then in exile.

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"MAN IN THE MOON"- R EM- ABOUT ANDY KAUFMAN.
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THANKS FOR EXPLAINING.
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@BLSDFATIMA wrote:
WHAT DOES "MO GHILE MEAR" MEAN?

My Dashing Darling  or My Gallant Hero

 

The song is veiled as a love song but is really about the exile of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the failed Jacobite uprising of 1745. 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Cool! I did not know that, either!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwSRqaZGsPw Gil Scott Heron- "the Revolution will not be Televised"- classic!
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For What it's worth by Buffalo Springfield

 

A Change is going to come by Sam Cooke

 

Give Peace a Chance by Plastic Ono Band

 

Born in the U.S.A. by Springsteen (yes, it's a protest song!)

 

Born to Run by Springsteen

 

Something in the Air by Thunderclap Newman

 

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Student Demonstration Time     The Beach Boys (yep, even they protested)


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What you gonna do about me?

Quicksilver Messinger Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x--pPJGWEk8

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For what its worth. By buffalospringfield. THe song that is played evertime the 1960s is shown on tv. I lived it 

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Take This Job And Shove It     Johnny Paycheck


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"REVOLUTION NO. 9 "- BEATLES
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"Point of No Return" by Kansas   God Help US!  "If I Could Change the World" by Eric Clapton

 

 

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The House of the Rising Sun by the Animals

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