A song to meet your worries: Taxman, by The Beatles, is the Peace Song of the Day for 4/17/2012.
More about this song choice: Continue reading Yeah, I’m the taxman: Peace Song of the Day for Tax Day USA 4/17
(This is a catch-up post. It is being written on Sunday morning, to announce Saturday’s song…)
Sometimes, peace starts with reflecting on our own shortcomings, and acknowledging them to ourselves. I have found that this process can be aided with music and art that portrays the part of us we want to improve. It is a way to study ourselves, and, hopefully, to laugh at our shortcomings.
“We Can Work It Out” is/was the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Saturday, September 17, 2011. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can find the lyrics, and sing this favorite Beatles song with friends, by going to page 105 in the Rise Up Singing songbook.
More about this song and NVC/Nonviolent Communication… Continue reading No arguing: Peace Song of the Day 9/17/2011
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!
More about this song of the day, and where to find more like it… Continue reading Yesterday: Peace Song of the Day 9/3/2011
The Royal Song of the Day for Wednesday, August 10th is “Blackbird” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. You can find the words to this song in Rise Up Singing on page 114.
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly…”
Today, Susanna, Duchess of Peace, needed to hear one of those songs that proclaims, “It’s alright”. So, The Royal Song of the Day is “Revolution” by the Beatles. Not simply for the thought of a nonviolent shift in the universe, though, also for the refrain, “You know it’s gonna be alright”.
Can you think of a comfort song? Please send us an e-mail, or put in the comments, your favorite song that expresses the sentiment “Everything’s going to be alright”. We will choose one or more for future Royal Songs of the Day. Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Interactive Version