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Let me be me: Peace Song for 1/20/2012

“Don’t try to plan me or understand me…I can’t stand to be understood…”

“Let Me Be” by The Turtles is the Peace Song of the Day for January 20th.

Duchess Susanna chose this song because it expresses some of the principles of Nonviolent Communication/NVC. Also, because it is a kind of freedom song, and freedom of thought song, like “Die Gedanken Sind Frei (“I Think As I Please)”.


[This Peace Song of the Day was actually first announced/posted on 1/29/2012 as part of a marathon catch-up session.]

I Think As I Please: Peace Song for 10/19/2011

“Die Gedanken Sind Frei”, “I Think As I Please”, is the Peace Song for Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Duchess Susanna would like to dedicate this song about freedom of expression to author Naomi Wolf, and everyone else who has been arrested for their activism during the occupations.

You can find English words to “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” by Arthur Kevess at Rise Up Singing (available for purchase: here). I stumbled upon the song in a library book, “Songs That Changed The World” by Wanda Willson Whitman. The words at the bottom of this post are based on a Pete Seeger version of the song.

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