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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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This version of "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" belongs in the "Covers" thread, too. It was originally done by the Monkees.
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Wooden Indian (John Denver)

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I Won't Be Back - the Kidds

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Prisoners (John Denver)

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"I Am The Slime * FZappa  the Mothers of Invention

guess who?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwR9pZ74j8Q&ab_channel=BrianPollard

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Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac

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King of the Ashes - India Ramey. Just discovered her. Former district attorney (worked domestic abuse cases) turned singer-songwriter. And she brings it.

https://youtu.be/Nx2XOIZlNew

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Say It Loud:  I'm Black and I'm Proud (James Brown)

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Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

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"99 Luft Baloons" Nena

Google Images lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzVpRKKqsCY&ab_channel=MrAltReel

 

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You Maybe Right - Billy Joel

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What Are We Making Weapons for (John Denver)

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Choice of Colors - The Impression

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger

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"Why Don't You Get A Job?" * The Offspring

from HB, Calif.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH-i8IvYIcg&ab_channel=OffspringVEVO

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Don't Stop Believing - Fleetwood Mac

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A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

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Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire

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Information Wars (Jackson Browne)

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What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 

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Iiieee (Tori Amos):

 

"I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
We scream in cathedrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there gotta be a sacrifice"

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For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

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@JohnD131536 - For What It's Worth was written about the 1967 riots on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Very appropriate, today.
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I recall all that ruckus back in 66'  just 1 yr. b4 I enlisted. Seems the cops didn't want crowds of kids clogging up Sunset Blvd. Then one thing led to another, next thing I see is guys burning their draft cards, chicks yelling and all these coffee pubs emptying out once passive people pissed off. There was a lot of nightclubs, {whiskey ago ago, cinnamon cinder etc.} where groups soon to be famous came out & joined the events.

 

"Laugh AT Me" * Sonny Bono

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3rPtiLzJTA&ab_channel=EvilEye45%E2%80%99s

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You Say That the Battle is Over (John Denver)

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The Rain Came Down - Steve Earle 

 

Protesting the loss of family farms.

 

https://youtu.be/lOB_C3BSt9c

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I'm Not That Kind Of Guy - the Drifters

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