Songs that tell it like it is

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Songs that tell it like it is

Postby psychhead on Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:51 am

Post your protest songs (with lyrics if possible), anti-songs, pro-songs....whatever here. All songs that you think might have a meaning for or against something and that go AGAINST all the odds of opinionism out there (even old songs that can be re-related to today's sick world). Come on, don't be shy! :)

Here's mine. By K. Kristofferson (they really WERE bastards weren't they?! :():
Don't Let The Bastards (Get You Down)
by Kris Kristofferson
They're killing babies in the name of freedom.
We've been down that sorry road before.
They let us hang around a little longer than they should've.
It's too late to fool us anymore.

We've seen the ones, who killed the ones with vision,
Cold blooded murder right before your eyes
Today they hold the power, and the money, and the guns.
It's getting hard to listen to their lies.

I just gotta wonder what my daddy would've done,
If he'd seen the way they turned his dream around.
I've gotta go by what he told me:
"Try to tell the truth and stand your ground.
Don't let the bastards get you down."

Mining roads
Killing farmers
Blowing up schools full of children
Fighting communism

I just gotta wonder what my daddy would've done
If he'd seen the way they turned his dream around.
I've gotta go by what he told me:
"Try to tell the truth and stand your ground.
Don't let the bastards get you down."
Psychedelic music is IN with time!!
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Re: Songs that tell it like it is

Postby psychhead on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:38 am

VOLUNTEERS
:D :mrgreen: 8) :wink: Look whats happening out in the streets
Got a revolution got to revolution
Hey Im dancing down the streets
Got a revolution got to revolution
Aint it amazing all the people I meet
Got a revolution got to revolution
One generation got old
One generation got soul
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey now its time for you and me
Got a revolution got to revolution
Come on now were marching to the sea
Got a revolution got to revolution
Who will take it from you
We will and who are we
We are volunteers of america
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Re: Songs that tell it like it is

Postby The Whoooo on Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:52 pm

Travelin Soldier by the Dixie Chicks
love this song:


Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He's a little shy so she gives him a smile
And he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
And talking to me,
I'm feeling a little low
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

Chorus: I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter said
A soldier's coming home

So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
He said when it's getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin' down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Don't worry but I won't be able to write for awhile

[Chorus]

One Friday night at a football game
The Lord's Prayer said and the Anthem sang
A man said folks would you bow your heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read and nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLBgmbXBOb8
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Re: Songs that tell it like it is

Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:47 am

I JUST SAW THE DIXIE VID.......lovely song indeed! :)
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Re: Songs that tell it like it is

Postby psychhead on Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:22 pm

Right on.....J K tells it like it is for sure :)
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Re: Songs that tell it like it is

Postby Dormouse on Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:26 pm

Masters of Wars by Bob Dylan
One of my favorites.
Tune In
Turn On
Drop Out
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