“Cat’s In The Cradle” by Sandy and Harry Chapin is the Peace Song of the Day for Father’s Day. We dedicate with lots of love to fathers, though the song is somewhat of a “warning song” to busy dads to spend more time with their families. Though, the song also contains many beautiful father-son images, and an overall spirit of profound love.
It’s the last day of “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple! (If you have not headed over to CD Baby to check out his work, and get copies for yourself and as gifts, you should do so now, while you remember.)
On this last day: What song should we pick?…
“Drums of War” by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the Day for December 11th. You can find this song on the album Bibles, Guns & Flags. In the liner notes, Sonny Meadows comments on his inspiration for this song:
Written in response to Kosovo and my own personal experiences in Viet Nam, but applies to the Mid-East, Africa and everywhere we let vengeance take the place of common sense.
You can find a sample of this song, or buy the album or MP3,
at CD Baby: here.
(Drums of War is Track 4)
The song was released in 2007. It describes how the Nixon era seemed better than the White House of the time. You would have to contact Sonny Meadows to ask if he believes that still applies. Though, Peace Couple is certain that some of the conditions listed, such as “All this right wing rhetoric / The ramblings of lunatics…”, still permeate our government.
“The Last Church On The Left” by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the day for December 9th. You can find this song on the album Tolerance.
There are many reasons why we love this song! Besides our admiration for Sonny Meadows, this song is also a tribute to one of our heroes. The song describes a favorite memory: Susan Blake, welcoming people to the PeaceSmiths Cofffeehouse. Susan June Blake, who passed away in 2007, was the long time Coordinator of PeaceSmiths, and a dear friend of Ian and Kimberly.
“Just Like Germany Before the War” by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the Day for December 8th. You can find this song on the album Bibles, Guns & Flags.
The song is a little depressing. Though, mostly because it resonates. (Especially with the recent passage in the US Senate of the National Defense Authorization Act). And, the song is also soulful, and very catchy.