Whether or not there is any type of godI’m not supposed to sayAnd todayI don’t really care
God is a wordAnd the argument ends there
Oh do I feel like the mother of the worldWith two childrenOh do I feel like the mother of the worldWith two children fighting
When I was a boy I used to get into it badWith my sisterAnd when the time came to face the truthThere’d only be tears and sidesTears and sidesAnd my mother my poor motherWould say it does not matterIt does not matterJust stop fighting
Oh do I feel like the mother of the worldWith two children
― Space Is the Place (Space Is the Place), Sunday, 7 May 2006 13:19 (thirteen years ago) link
Karl Blau: "Dragon Song" http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif
Kimya Dawson - "Viva La Persistence" http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif
Headphones - "Major Cities" http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif
American Music Club - "Patriot's Heart" http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif
The Robot Ate Me - "Lately"
― Kevin Erickson, Sunday, 7 May 2006 18:32 (thirteen years ago) link
― zach mercer (suizen), Sunday, 7 May 2006 19:34 (thirteen years ago) link
And you always make a profitIf it was a famine or a feast
I'm the soul of indiscretion,I was cursed with x-ray vision,I could see right through all the lies you told,When you smiled for the television
You can see the coming battleYou pray the drums will never ceaseYes you may win this war that's comingBut would you tolerate the peace?
Investing in munitions And those little cotton flagsInvest in wooden caskets In guns and body bags
Your daddy was a businessmanAnd he always made good senseA war can make you rich my friend In dollars, pounds and cents
In the temple that was Mammon'sYou were ordained the parish priestYes you may win this coming battleBut could you tolerate the peace?
Invest in deadly weapons And those little cotton flagsInvest in wooden caskets In guns and body bags
You've invested in oppressionInvested in corruptionInvest in every tyrannyAnd the whole world's destruction
I imagine there's a futureWhen all the earthly wars are overYou may find yourself just standing thereOn the white cliffs of Dover
You may ask, what does it profit a manTo gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? Is that your body you see on the rocks belowAs the tide begins to roll?
And you invested in this prisonFrom which you never got releasedYou may win this war that's comingBut would you tolerate the peace?
There's a war on our democracyA war on our dissentThere's a war inside religionAnd what Jesus might have meant
There's a war on mother natureA war upon the seasThere's a war upon the forestsOn the birds and the bees
There's a war on education A war on informationA war between the sexesAnd every nation
There's a war on our compassion A war on understandingA war on love and life itselfIt's war that they're demanding
Make it easy on yourselfdon't do nothing
― bahtology, Sunday, 7 May 2006 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link
― vartman (novaheat), Sunday, 7 May 2006 22:28 (thirteen years ago) link
People killin', people dyin'Children hurt and you hear them cryin'Can you practice what you preachAnd would you turn the other cheek
Father, Father, Father help usSend us some guidance from above'Cause people got me, got me questionin'Where is the love (Love)
Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the loveThe love, the love
It just ain't the same, always unchangedNew days are strange, is the world insaneIf love and peace is so strongWhy are there pieces of love that don't belongNations droppin' bombsChemical gasses fillin' lungs of little onesWith ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die youngSo ask yourself is the lovin' really goneSo I could ask myself really what is goin' wrongIn this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'inMakin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividendsNot respectin' each other, deny thy brotherA war is goin' on but the reason's undercoverThe truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rugIf you never know truth then you never know loveWhere's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)Where's the love, y'all
I feel the weight of the world on my shoulderAs I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colderMost of us only care about money makin'Selfishness got us followin' our wrong directionWrong information always shown by the mediaNegative images is the main criteriaInfecting the young minds faster than bacteriaKids wanna act like what they see in the cinemaYo', whatever happened to the values of humanityWhatever happened to the fairness in equalityInstead in spreading love we spreading animosityLack of understanding, leading lives away from unityThat's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' underThat's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' downThere's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' underGotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)Where is the love (The love)
― Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 7 May 2006 22:29 (thirteen years ago) link
― bendy (bendy), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 04:22 (thirteen years ago) link
Can we add some more titles to this list? A 100+ protest/political songs of the Aughties?
1. Bright Eyes: "When the President Talks to God"2. James McMurtry: "We Can't Make It Here"
― Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 11 May 2009 12:55 (ten years ago) link
3. Eminem, "Mosh"
― Doctor Casino, Monday, 11 May 2009 13:43 (ten years ago) link
^^^ kind of corny in places but really chilling as a recording. I mean this isn't mindblowing on paper, but he delivers it with real venom, like just this once he's going to drop his self-obsession and clowning and talk about something that matters:
For this monster, this coward,That we have empoweredThis is Bin Laden, look at his head noddin'How could we allow something like this without pumping our fistsLet the president answer a higher anarchyStrap him with an AK-47, let him go, fight his own warLet him impress daddy that way [...]Look in his eyes its all liesThe stars and stripes, they've been swiped, washed out and wipedAnd replaced with his own face, Mosh now or die
― Doctor Casino, Monday, 11 May 2009 13:48 (ten years ago) link
4. John Rich - Shuttin' Detroit Down5. Living Things - Bombs Below6. Merle Haggard - That's The News7. The Flatlanders - Homeland Refugee
There's lots of post-9/11 songs, too (not to mention lots of protest songs of every stripe that aren't very good), but I won't bother with those.
― xhuxk, Monday, 11 May 2009 14:42 (ten years ago) link
The amateur group whose Women's March protest song went viral:
MILCK, feat the GW Sirens and Capital Blend - "I Can't Keep Quiet"http://youtu.be/8pEcvteQo9g?t=4m16s Starts at 4:20.
― Sanpaku, Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:52 (three years ago) link
Where are the best post-2016 protest songs?
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:50 (two weeks ago) link