Protest Songs

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Re: Protest Songs

Postby Sabina » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:36 am




Woman Is the Nigger of the World
John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is, think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it, do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won't be a slave, we say that she don't love us
If she's real, we say she's trying to be a man
While putting her down we pretend that she's above us

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is
If you don't believe me
Take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave of the slaves
Ah yeah, better scream about it

We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen
We tell her home is the only place she should be
Then we complain that she's too unworldly to be our friend

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is
If you don't believe me
Take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave to the slaves
Yeah, alright

We insult her every day on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she's young we kill her will to be free
While telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes, she is
If you don't believe me, take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave to the slaves
Yes, she is
If you believe me, you better scream about it

REPEAT:
We make her paint her face and dance...

"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby Sabina » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:15 pm

There's been a lot of talk about this next song....maybe, maybe too much talk. This song is not a rebel song, this song is Sunday...bloody Sunday...



PS: Dermot already posted this.. I am merely underlining it.
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby mirjana » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:45 pm

[El] Dermot and Sabina. This is an awesome song.
I can't believe the news today

Oh I can't close my eyes and make it go away

how long how long must we sing this song

how long how long 'cause tonight we can be as one tonight

Broken bottles under children's feet

bodies strewn across the dead end street

but I won't heed the battle call

it puts my back up puts my back up against the wall

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday

And the battle's just begun
there's many lost but tell me who has won
the trench is dug within our hearts
and mothers children brothers sisters torn apart

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday

How long how long must we sing this song how long how long
'cause tonight we can be as one tonight tonight

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes wipe your tears away
oh wipe your tears away oh wipe your tears away

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday

And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality
and today the millions cry we eat and drink while tomorrow they die
the real battle just begun to claim the victory Jesus won on

Sunday bloody Sunday Sunday bloody Sunday
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby dermot » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:35 pm

Methinks most U2 songs are in some way protest songs.....

Paul Weller, one of the best angry wordsmiths....

Morrissey, genius...

Elvis Costello sings Nick Lowe's Peace Love and Understanding....
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby tcm2164 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:31 am

Roger Waters/Pink Floyd from The Final Cut, "The Fletcher Memorial Home"
"they can polish their medals and sharpen their
smiles, and amuse themselves playing games for a while
boom boom, bang bang, lie down you're dead"




"The Fletcher Memorial Home"
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby Rachel » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:01 pm




The Manic Street Preachers: If You Tolerate This, Then Your Children Will Be Next.


The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
'So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists'

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, will be next, will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, will be next, will be next


'And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days'

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next, will be next, will be next


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Re: Protest Songs

Postby Rachel » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:05 pm

PS.the soundtrack of my adolescence was Pink Floyd (I much preferred Syd Barrett over Roger Waters, but RW did bring a certain Eton-type quality to 'The Wall'.)

PPs. PLAID CYMRY was my own. Twice now. lotsa love to you - d.
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby chiara » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:38 pm

ok..so this song is more modern rock-punk and maybe some of you will not like it, but I just love it! (and the video is nothing special, but it had the best qualtity)


So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe in

Drop dead
A bullet to my head
Your words are like a gun in hand
You can't change the state of the nation
We just need some motivation

These eyes
Have seen no conviction
Just lies and more contradiction
So tell me what would you say
I'd say it's time too late....

[Chorus:]
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe in

Ignorance
And understanding
We're the first ones to jump in line
Out of step for what we believe in
But who's left to stop the bleeding

How far
Will we take this
It's not hard to see through the fakeness
So tell me what would you say
I'd say it's time too late

[Chorus]

This can't last forever
Time won't make things better
I feel so alone
Can't help myself
And no one knows
If this is worthless, tell me so

What have we done
with a war that can't be won
This can't be real
Cause I don't know what to feel

[Chorus:]
So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe

So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
For this world to believe in
Absit reverentia vero
liberté, égalité, fraternité
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby Rachel » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:53 pm

Can you not find hope, Ms Chiara/Lara?
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Re: Protest Songs

Postby chiara » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:04 pm

honestly?
At times I do seem very hopeless, when I think of how much people have screwed up our planet..and keep doing so.
Sometimes I am very hopeful, that something will change..because, well it must. But this song is not only about my mood, it makes me angry sometimes..very angry, when I just think about everything...it seems doomed..for us. Not for the planet in general but for people..because apparently that is the only way we will ever learn. Which again..who knows..maybe that is even for the best..
without us messing everything up, the world might finally recover..
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