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

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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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On with the Song - Mary Chapin Carpenter   

About the (Dixie) Chicks, among other things. And, years later, the song still holds true. Does it ever.

 

https://youtu.be/QIVxp7LSVdA

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We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister)

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One of my alltime favorites! I had to say something.

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"There But For Fortune" {go you & I} * Joan Baez

written by Phil Ochs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4BYOJ1tc-k&ab_channel=CaptainJimKirk

 

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for what it's worth

 

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It's s time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away


Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

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"White Lines" {Don't do it} * Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

Spike Lee directed this video while he was a student at NYU's School of the Arts. He submitted it to Sugar Hill Records but the label refused to release it. After Sugar Hill went out of business, the video leaked and was played on MTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTJaP2tC0A&ab_channel=youngturk3389

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Raised by Wolves (U2)

 

"5:30 on a Friday night 33 good people cut down"

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Eve of Destruction: Barry McGuire
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"Give A **bleep**!" * Spanky & Our Gang

68'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aciWaZkvXGI&ab_channel=mnoble61

 

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The Big Muddy: Pete Seeger
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You About to Lose Your Job (DJ iMarkKeyz)

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"Popular" * Nada Surf Band

96' anti-social HS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAFuD-S-e_E&ab_channel=nadasurf

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America, Here's My Boy (Beck)

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"Uprising" * Muse

The Resistance Lp - Which is Now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog&ab_channel=Muse

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One World (Not Three) (Police)

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Fight the Power - Public Enemy

And yes, I am aware of what Chuck D said about John Wayne. Chuck was responding specifically to something the Duke said. When he said it, I was already educated to the point of responsibility. And I was offended. I would like think it was poorly phrased. But I never saw that he walked it back or apologized. I do admire that in his later films he tried to portray Native Americans much more fairly. And he was a good actor.

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God is a Bullet (Concrete Blonde)

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Russians (Sting)

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Fight The Power:  Isley Brothers

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Another Day (Sting):  "It's hard to tell the poison from the cure"

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Biko - Peter Gabriel 

One line from the song that is especially appropriate today: "The whole world is watching, now."

Here is Peter, performing the song in South Africa:

https://youtu.be/q4xzMDIwTEs

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Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley)

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"REBELLION!" * Arcade Fire

Everytime you close your eyes - LIES!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vN2vqaEBhM&ab_channel=ArcadeFireVEVO

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These Precious Things (Tori Amos)

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Mississippi Goddamn

 

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Casino Nation (Jackson Browne)

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Let's Impeach the President (Neil YOung)

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"Impeach The President" * The Honeydrippers

much sampled disc.-73'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6vIGGK-rao&ab_channel=AntonyRosano

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"Skip A Rope" * Henson Cargill

68' no. 1 country hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B6P4jHpXrM&ab_channel=BandSpread

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