“What Must Be Done” is the Peace Song of the Day for Monday, September 19, 2011. This is a song about recognizing the need to help, and recognizing the need for change. This song could help inspire more people to become like Rosa Parks, Gandhi, or Julia Butterfly Hill. What is your work to do?
Susanna, Duchess of Peace writes: I designed The Royal Peace Song of the Day project partly to give myself some self discipline in posting regularly to this website. It has worked in some measure. Though, I guess I have not perfected the task, since this is not the first time I am publishing a song of the day for yesterday, today.
In honor of the poignant striving inside my failure, the Peace Song of the Day for yesterday, September 3rd, is “Yesterday” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can find the lyrics to this song in the “Hard Times and Blues” section of the Rise Up Singing songbook, on page 106. I can guess that someone, somewhere in the world, actually sang that song yesterday!
“I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore” by Phil Ochs is The Royal Peace Song of the Day for Monday, August 15th. You can find the lyrics in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 159 in the Peace section. You can purchase a copy of Rise Up Singing, filled with lots of songs about peace and justice, at Powell’s Books: here.