Why don’t you make the rules?: Peace Song for 10/8/2011

“This Town Is Wrong” by the group The Nields is the peace song of the day for Saturday, October 8th. I would like to dedicate this song to the folks at the NYC General Assembly, who are working hard in Liberty Park/Zucotti Square to create a consensus system of group decision-making. For more information about this particular group, or how you can create a similar assembly, visit them here: www.nycga.cc

The part of this song which inspired me to name it for today is the part that goes, “Why don’t you make the rules?”

-Susanna, Duchess of Peace

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They gave you all these big dreams, big plans, beneficial programs
A studio with mirrors for walls
Your doctors tell you work it through, smooth it out, feel your pain, let it out
They never let you learn how to crawl
They never let you make the rules
Why don’t you make the rules?…

© 1999 Nerissa Nields, Peter Quince Productions (ASCAP)


The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

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