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    I'll start

    Livin' For The City - Stevie Wonder
    In The Ghetto - Elvis
    Ball of Confusion - Temps

    These are my favs.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    War !!!!! What is it good for - absolutely nothing - say it again. I'm not sure of the artist.
    Good topic. Kinda free form but kinda issue related.
    Of the songs you listed, I love the first two but am not familiar with the third.

    Tax Man - The Beatles
  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone

    "On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in their attempts to investigate alleged subversives and communists. Pete Seeger testified before the HUAC in 1955.

    "In one of Pete's darkest moments, when his personal freedom, his career, and his safety were in jeopardy, a flash of inspiration ignited this song. The song was stirred by a passage from Mikhail Sholokhov's novel "And Quie Flows the Don". Around the world the song traveled and in 1962 at a UNICEF concert in Germany, Marlene Dietrich, Academy Award-nominated German-born American actress, first performed the song in French, as "Qui peut dire ou vont les fleurs?" Shortly after she sang it in German. The song's impact in Germany just after WWII was shattering. It's universal message, "let there be peace in the world" did not get lost in its translation. To the contrary, the combination of the language, the setting, and the great lyrics has had a profound effect on people all around the world. May it have the same effect today and bring renewed awareness to all that hear it."

    Watch the YouTube video at the above link.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I sure miss Gemswoven. I hope that she's doing well. There was another member who I'm sad to say hasn't posted in a long time. About 6 months ago he was talking with Dutch in a post and he mentioned that his health was failing. I don't recall his name or member designation. I fear he may have continued to decline. Anyway, hopefully whatever his status, I'm hoping he's smiling. I was reading several pages of older posts. I've found it enjoyable.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    My music likes are all over the board, but when I first came home and in the midst of confusion I always liked Melanie and Fleetwood Mac, all of their songs resonated with me as did Janis Joplin, but when I was in country I seemed to remember now there was rash of ballads , and dueling do-wop groups, from the fading 50's groups to the newer 60's artist's who were giving meaning and supposedly more thoughtful and introspective song lyrics, it was ripe for mind numbing, which was sorely needed at times, you could have preferred drugs or booze or you subjected yourself for a Section 8 inquiry, I chose a little of all them, I still like all types of music, depending on my mood , sometimes the old jazz greats, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and of course Thelonious Monk, other times I drift into the classics, Listz, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few, but for the most part now I listen to the oldies stations
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Good idea for a thread for sure.

    Top 5 (for this morning anyways):

    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    "Your construction smells of corruption. I manipulate, to recreate."

    Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
    "Oh, think twice, 'cause it's another day for you and me in paradise."

    Jack Johnson - Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology
    "What's the matter, is the feast not fat enough?
    Up the ladder with your feet, reaching with your hands
    You can feel it and dream it. I know you want to believe it. Just steal it.
    Take a piece of the sun and drink some
    Red wine, mistakes, apologies..."

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
    "... this life is more than just a read through."
    What a great line. Perfect way to end a song.

    Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
    "... halfway to the gutter and stars, yeah."
    This is how I see human beings, in general, on multiple levels.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    sbfriedman Wrote: Good idea for a thread for sure.

    Top 5 (for this morning anyways):

    Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag
    "Your construction smells of corruption. I manipulate, to recreate."

    Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
    "Oh, think twice, 'cause it's another day for you and me in paradise."

    Jack Johnson - Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology
    "What's the matter, is the feast not fat enough?
    Up the ladder with your feet, reaching with your hands
    You can feel it and dream it. I know you want to believe it. Just steal it.
    Take a piece of the sun and drink some
    Red wine, mistakes, apologies..."

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
    "... this life is more than just a read through."
    What a great line. Perfect way to end a song.

    Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
    "... halfway to the gutter and stars, yeah."
    This is how I see human beings, in general, on multiple levels.
    The best one is: Rob Dutch - They are gonna take me away, away, hoeray hoeray