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Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Greatest Anti-War Album, EVER!

Music has a profound power to stir emotion. It has the power to bring people together. Help you remember a loved one lost. Fill your heart with joy and peace. Or thrust you into action.

During wartime, music can cut through the fog of war and hit the point, the collective feeling. Just wars bring patriotic songs. Music to rally the troops and those on the home front as it did in WWI and WWII. When a war isn’t just and goes badly, music can become one of the only outlets to get the public’s voice heard…

So that brings us today. I want your help in making the GREATEST Anti-War Album, EVER!!

It’s simple; there are 15 spots open. To nominate a song, just create a comment on this post and include the following information:

1. Song Title
2. Name of album that the song is on
3. Name of artist
4. And why it should be included in the GREATEST Anti-War Album, EVER!!

Please only do one song per comment.

In a week I’ll post the entire list and then voting will begin.

By the end of two weeks we’ll have the GREATEST anti-war album, EVER!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Song: On with the Song

Album: The Calling

Artist: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Reason: It is a simple, straight-forward song. Good lyrics and fits in perfect with the times.

Anonymous said...

Song: Spider's Web

Album: Piece by Piece

Artist: Katie Melua

Mr. Blue said...

Song: Where's All The Freedom

Album: Chicago Wind

Artist: Merle Haggard

Reason: I think the song says it all... "where's all the freedom that we're fighting for / is it still our creed from shore to shore / after a soldier fights, should we read him his new rights / There's not that many to read anymore / Where's all the freedom that we're fighting for..."

Mr. Blue said...

Song: America First

Album: Chicago Wind

Artist: Merle Haggard

Reason: I've always held the belief that we ( the U.S. ) should help out in the world where and when we can... But as of late, there's so much that needs fixing with in our own borders. Sometimes before you can help others, you have to help yourself... This song puts those sentiments exactly in place.

jackscrow said...

Song: Road of Good Intentions

Album: Writing In the Margins

Artist: John Gorka



Reason: Well written (of course, it's Gorka), good visuals, distilled, elegantly understated. Great voice. Great delivery.

jackscrow said...

Link to the YouTube video of Road of Good Intentions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFovk67u0-U

DAV said...

Pretty good choices you have here

Anonymous said...

Song: Travelin' Soldier

Album: Home

Artist: Dixie Chicks

Reason: If there's one life lost in a war, that's one too many. This song brings the emotions of loosing a soldier, a life to war. I cannot think of a more fitting anti-war song.

jackscrow said...

Song: War Makes War

Artist: John Gorka

Album: Old Futures Gone


Reason:


War makes war, it won’t bring peace
It just makes more, without cease

Peace will come from what it right
Peace will come from trust
The strength to stop the red, red wheel
And make it lock and rust
And make it lock and rust


We can learn from everyone
How to be or not to be
But we can learn the most from those
Who think differently
Who think differently

From the Book of Amos
The words went into the dream
“Let justice run down like water
And righteousness like a mighty stream
Righteousness like a mighty stream"

I still believe that there is hope
If love is where our trust is
“The arc of the moral universe is long
But it bends towards justice
But it bends towards justice"

War makes war, it won’t bring peace
It just makes more, without cease

Peace will come from what it right
Peace will come from trust
The strength to stop the red, red wheel
And make it lock and rust
And make it lock and rust

War makes war....

MNObserver said...

Song: I Ain't a Marchin' Anymore
Artist: Phil Ochs
Album: Some compilation my kid has

Also:
Masters of War, Bob Dylan.