“Rules” by Sonny Meadows, on his album, How Does A Patriot Act, is the Peace Song of the Day for December 6th.
In the liner notes to How Does A Patriot Act, Sonny Meadows says, “Wrote this for my son, Jake, an anarchist and pirate after my own heart.”.
You can find a sample mp3 from this song at CD Baby: here. (Track Eight)
Excerpt from lyrics:
by Sonny Meadows
Rules so many damn rules
Volumes of law written by scoundrels and fools
I ain’t seen a good one on the books yet
And I break all the bad ones every chance I get.
Policies, procedures, dictums, precepts, canons
Commandments and etiquette, regulations, ordinances, and decrees…
Peace Couple has an ongoing project called Peace Song of the Day. We find and list songs which inspire peace and justice, and express the value of nonviolence.
This week, we are trying something new. We are focusing on one, particular artist, who has written a whole catalogue of peace and justice songs…
Sonny Meadows is a Long Island singer/songwriter. We know Sonny from the activist trail. Over the years, he has supported projects to end the wars, support green values, help the environment, and ask for tolerance for immigrants. His songs reflect all of those issues.
Sonny has been part of various bands, including Blacklisted & The Banned and The Defibrillators. You can learn more about Sonny Meadows at his webpage: www.sonnymeadows.com
You can purchase Sonny’s CD’s or MP3’s at CD Baby: here. CD Baby is an excellent source for independent musicians to share their products with the world. And, if you click through our link, Peace Couple will get credit for sending you over there (So, thanks!).