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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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eve of destruction   barry   mcguire

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"ONE TIN SOLDIER" -BUFFY ST. MARIE.  THE THEME SONG TO  "BILLY JACK" AN ENTIRE PROTEST MOVIE ABOUT TREATMENT OF NATIVE AMERICANS.

 ALSO GIL SCOTT HERON'S"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED."

 

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ALSO JOHN TRUDELL'S "CRAZY HORSE" & "TO US"...

SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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War Surplus Baby (Starland Vocal Band)

 

"Barefoot and sadness
Bell bottom eyes
We did what need to be done
So  we marched all the marches
Ended all the wars
All the time believing that we won"

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Monkey Gone To Heaven - The Pixies

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Sail Away Home (John Denver)

 

I can't take the guns any more
I can't take the screams any more

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Freedom: Richie Havens (this has “repeat” written all over it).

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March March (Chicks)

about protest marches in American history

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Hear My Voice (Celeste)

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Alice's Restaurant (Arlo Guthrie)

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I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - the Teenagers

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This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

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Get Up Stand Up (Marley)

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No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley

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Everything is Wonderful, Now - Everclear. How parents lie to children. Trying to protect them, but it just backfires.

https://youtu.be/MUfgAbFY4CA

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What Have They Done to the Rain? The Searchers.  Anti Nuclear protest from 1964.

https://youtu.be/Aiu3bzRzPps

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Look What They've Done To My Song - the New Seekers

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@JohnD131536 - This could go into the "Covers" thread, as well. Melanie Safka wrote this, from experience. Listen to her version: https://youtu.be/r44Ach4mXE4
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"Master Jack" * Four Jacks & a Jill

68' -So. African politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0WvXpyufT8&ab_channel=Conkyjoe

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Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

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No Not Again - the Jive Five

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Fight the Power (Public Enemy)

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Ball Of Confusion - the Temptations

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_jdiU47bFA

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Ballroom Blitz - Sweet, 1973, #5 in the US - released as a single and the album 'Desolation Boulevard'
Inspired by a real event - when the band was bottled off the stage in Scotland

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Enough is as good as a feast - Mary Poppins
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"Adagio For Strings" * Samuel Barber

Platoon - 86'

"Vietnam Veterans, may not have been the Greatest Generation, but were the greatest of our Generation."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRCubAtPiKg&ab_channel=NikhilNewse

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I Can't Take It - the Chantels

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